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Rio Secreto

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Mexico reveals its newly-discovered underground river: Very few places in the world boast conditions that make it possible to witness the extraordinary beauty of an underground river. Rio Secreto is a fantastic journey into a unique system of...more
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Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal _ Puerto Juarez Km 283.5 | Ejido Sur, Playa del Carmen 77712, Mexico
+52 984 147 6050
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experiance at Rio Secreto. The cenotes (underground caves) are beautiful and fascinating to explore. Our tour guide Miguel was awsome, engaging and informative and made the experience all the more better. I was concerned about the phsyical aspects...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Our ride to the caves was comfortable and when we arrived they were very organized so that we knew where to go. The water shoes and wet suits were pretty damp so it was a little gross putting them on, otherwise they had lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Rio Secreto is only a small drive away from Playa Del Carmen. Hidden in the jungle, this cave is a refreshing welcome to the heat of Mexico. The views are spectacular. On the journey through the cave, a guide will show you around. And a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did this visit as part of a cruise. Our ship docked in Cozumel. For our stop in Cozumel we had booked a tour of the underground caves of Rio Secreto. What a great choice! As the caves are located on mainland we had to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JFV23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the pearl in our trip!!! Such an incredible day!!! I really have no words how cool of an experience it was!! We did the Tulum/Secret River combo...Ana was our guide...if you can request her you should!!! She was wonderful!!! Funny, kind...she made the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First things first you do need to know how to SWIM though this would barely be less than 3 minutes of the long excursion but just keep it on mind! Get your own water shoes & wet suite if you want! All in all I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OmerAbdellatif
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great day visiting Rio Secreto. We did the “plus” package which included a longer excursion and included a bicycle ride through the jungle and also an opportunity to repel down to the dry cave floor. Rio Secreto is a wonderful place and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MikeF12345
Reviewed 3 days ago

We sailed NCL, from the ship you walk to a "Fast Ferry" - a 40 min ride in what felt like a 747 on the water. A very cool experience (note: waters were VERY calm for us). Clean bathrooms available on the Fast Ferry -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ms_lisa71
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I paid $80 US for the tour and the caves were amazing but somehow they try to tell you that you can't take pictures? I follow rules but not when they don't make sense and when it's all about their own greed. I read the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great experience. Worth the money. Very interesting and informative as well as super fun. Would not recommend for older people or people who are not in good physical con

Date of experience: May 2018
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October 21, 2018|
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Response from W3835BRmichaelc | Reviewed this property |
Mexico is not expensive, we stay at the Moon Palace resorts in October and sometimes in August off season so better deals. All excursions are reasonable and affordable, plus the dollar goes a long way there
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October 16, 2018|
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Response from JohnK1279 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do unless you have terrencial down pour. But you do nothing except just stand there.