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Rio Secreto

Carretera Federal Cancun- Tulum 307 en KM 282 | Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen 77781, Mexico
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Ranked #35 of 261 activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Mexico reveals its newly-discovered underground river: Very few places in the world boast conditions that make it possible to witness the... more » Owner description: 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 underground rivers and ancient caverns that reveals both the astonishing interaction of time within the interior of our planet and the miraculous existence of our lives. Come and experience this magical journey with us on your next vacations in Mexico. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was a place I will never forget! 70 feet underground in a beautiful cenote with stalagmites and roots hanging down from the roof. It was amazing. The water was clear and refreshing in the cave. They provide everything you need for this adventure. If you don't like sharing shoes you may want to bring your own water shoes. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The views were absolutely outstanding! The fact that it is a nature preserve makes you feel all the wonders of the magical place. The tour guy, Pablo, went above and beyond! He was passionate and really cares about his job. He was informative and patient. We had a memeber in the group that was elderly and he took her under... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an excursion who everyone will enjoy. When you're thinking of visiting a cenote, this is the one to go to. The guides know everything there is to know about cenotes and the history of them. The equipment needed is provided at Rio Secreto. Also, the transportation from the entrance to the actual cenote is included. There are different... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Really. If you like adventure and gorgeous views, you must do this. It can be a little tricky going so be sure to wear water shoes (or they will give them to you there) and make sure you're pretty sure footed. I had an injured ankle from a previous injury and there were a couple of spots where my foot... More

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California Hot Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Caves were gorgeous and tour guide very nice. I suggest bringing your own wet suit and water shoes if possible. This is an all day affair from your cruise stop until back. Can be tiring. The bumpy ride to the caves was not as bad as I expected. Sorry but other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband had done this tour on a previous trip to the area, so when it was offered on our cruise we booked it. Our tour guide Gonzo was wonderful, very informative and very patient with travelers that were a bit nervous. The caves are amazing and the cool waters inside the caves are a welcome reprieve from the hot... More

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San Marcos, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our family went on this excursion during our cruise stop in Cozumel. It was an all day excursion because getting from the ship to rio secreto took some time (40 minute boat ride then another 25 minutes by minibus). Don't be discouraged by this. It was well worth the time and effort. Our guide was Gonzo. If you can get... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Even though I was expecting a more awe-inspiring experience - this was still an excellent tour. I was expecting more only because I hoped for some huge cathedral size caves. Nothing that big but it was still a one of kind experience. Don't miss this one. Very highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Read other reviews. This was expensive and one main drawback is that you aren't allowed to take pictures. They try to sell you their pictures for a ridiculously high price (higher than the price of the tour). In my opinion, it is not worth it to buy the pictures. Still, if you are fine with spending money (which you probably... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Rio Secreto was beyond our wildest expectations. The caves were so beautiful and incredible. The tour guide, Paulo was so knowledgeable and passionate about his job. He gave us so many details about the caves and the natural habitats of the critters in the caves. The pictures taken were great and provided at a reasonable cost. This shore excursion was... More

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