Rio Secreto, Playa del Carmen

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  • August 16, 2017
    Missed the opportunity to visit this place on prior visit to Playa, so wanted to check it out on this trip. Basically, you suit up in very used wetsuits, trek for a while in the forest, then climb int...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Tourists looking for fun refrain, I recommend you go to parks such as xcaret and xplor. It is a journey of 4-6 hours, depending on the package. The Basic, $ 80 offers a tour of the caves (with all the necessary equipment, I recommend using water costume) explain the origin and because of stalactites and stalagmites. As also the various types of cenotes. Plus, $ 99us, besides that offers a short bike tour and a drop of 15 m rappel to a cenote water. And a somewhat more extensive tour of the rivers. At the end a delicious buffet to end the day. The photos, which is expensive. 1 by us$ 25 or all that draw you the trip us$ 100. (there is apart from the Guide, a photographer)
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  • August 16, 2017
    If you have the opportunity to go do not miss this one! We had an experience to treasure forever. The natural beauty of the site is unbelievable, the guide was great, it was safe and comfortable, the ...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    An incredible and unique other worldly experience. It's easily one of the coolest places I've ever seen. Our guide was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable about the caves, answered all our questions and did a great job with our mixed language (English and Spanish) group. This tour includes a jungle hike and a moderate amount of physical ability to navigate the uneven and slippery surfaces in the caves. There are places where you'll be in water over your head and you'll have to squeeze through a few narrow passages but for me, those things added to the adventure. You'll be supplied with a wet suit, water shoes, life jacket and helmet with a lamp. At no time did I feel claustrophobic or worried about my safety.
  • May 4, 2017
    This is a very interesting and unique place, an actual underground cave you get to swim through. The guides are friendly and knowledgeable. The food is good. But one thing kind of tainted the experience for me.. I understand the restrictions with the cameras, but the pricing for the photos is a bit predatory in my opinion. $25 for a single picture or $100 for them all? Perhaps if you cut that rate in half, you'd sell more than twice as much? It's just too much. Considering how much people paid to get to this place, only to be shaken down for actual evidence you were there, seems kind of offensive.
  • July 1, 2017
    Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. This an experience you have to do. Only down side is you can't take your own camera/ phone. They do have someone taking picture but the cost and packages they give seem a bit too high.
  • June 25, 2017
    Great excursion fabulous underground river. Ask for Nunes to be your guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly, excellent lunch afterward. Worth the trip..
  • May 4, 2017
    It was a great experience a very wonderful place to visit, however our guide wasn't very talkative and she didn't explain much... We loved the experience, but to be honest, we were sad to hear the prices for the pictures. Most of our group didn't take them because it was too expensive. 30USD for all pictures would've been fine, but 60USD? Way too expensive...

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