Rio Secreto, Playa del Carmen

Cave · Nature / Park
Río Secreto (English translation: Secret River) is a semi-flooded limestone cave system near Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. There are 38 kilometers of caves in the system, of which approximately 10% are used for ecotourism. Currently, Río Secreto is protected as a nature reserve.

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  • This is for the Rio secreto clasico tour. It was a well organized and curated tour. Our tour guide Aaron has great English (way better than our own Spanish skills) and facilitated a fun and...  more »
  • Wow. Talk about awesome. We did the Privilege tour. It was four of us, a guide, and our own photographer that followed us the whole way. About three hours in the cave and private lunch. While in...  more »
  • Rio Secreto was an amazing and unique experience we would recommend to anyone! We purchased the basic package with transportation from Cancun. The van that picked us up was not great but was prompt....  more »
  • Wow. If I could give this place a million stars, I would. The caves itself are a MUST SEE when in Mexico. It is absolutely breathtaking and the information that is given to you is such a cultural learning experience. ALLLL of the staff members are extremely amazing! My boyfriend and I speak Spanish so we took the tour in Spanish. Our tour guide Anna G was THE best. She is originally from Italy but Her Spanish and English were amazing! She made us feel beyond comfortable doing this for the first time. The photographer was also beyond amazing capturing the best photos of us throughout the trip. I highly suggest buying the $99 package of photos because they will give you ALL the photos of you and because you can’t take electronic devices in to take them yourself (which is fine because you are going through rocks and water and won’t have time to). The buffet at the end of the tour is DELICIOUS. They serve you authentic Mexican/Mayan food. OVER ALL WE HAD AN AMAZING TIME AND WILL CERTAINLY GO AGAIN NEXT TIME WE COME!!!!!
  • Absolutely amazing experience. Cannot say enough good things about the staff. The girl who was our tour guide (forgive me for forgetting her name) was amazing. Kind and very knowledgeable. Had an absolute blast and its something I will never forget. Thank you very much and I hope it is well kept for many years to come
  • These caverns are spectacular and the guides are amazing! We've investigated spectacular caverns with stalagmites and stalactites in North America, but they were dry caverns. Rio Secreto caverns are filled with fresh water that one must wade and swim through, which makes the trek much more thrilling. This is a must see for adventure seekers who don't suffer from claustrophobia and are not afraid of wading through water when everyone turns off their headlamps for a short time to experience total darkness.
  • We loved this experience. Our tour was about an hour walking through the cave and in the river. Crystal clear water. Our tour guide Cecil was amazing. We received all of the proper equipment to go in the cave: helmet with light, water shoes and water suit. Cameras of any kind are not allowed. However, they have a camera man walking with you, taking pictures of your experience. They will show it to you and sell at the end of the tour. In my opinion, the pictures are costly but we bought the one picture that we loved.
  • Amazing experience. Absolutely breathtaking caves with water. Guide Jeorge was awesome. Water is cool and same temperature all year round, but it did not feel cold at all. Must see for all ages. Would highly recommend. My 9 year old said it was the best expedition ever).

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