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  • Address: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

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Rio Secreto Nature Reserve Tours

Kept hidden from the public until 2007 and strictly adhering to its sustainable tourism model, the evocatively named Rio Secreto, or “Secret River,” is deserved of its reputation as the best kept secret of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. A dramatic series of caves carved out by the flow of an ancient underground river, the Rio Secreto is most famous for its large half-sunken cavern, one of few in the world that is accessible to non-professional divers.

Venturing underground, visitors can explore the eerie passageways that once formed part of the mysterious, yet much talked about Mayan underworld; swim in the fabled underground river; and admire the unique natural caves, dripping with stalactites, stalagmites and strikingly colored mineral formations.

Practical Info

The Rio Secreto Nature Reserve is located about 3.2 miles (5 km) southwest of Playa del Carmen, just off Highway 307, and is accessible to the public by guided tour only. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves, Cancun, null
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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 104 Reviews

Discover the mysteries of the Yucatan on a visit to Rio Secreto Nature Reserve. Enjoy an exciting afternoon adventure at Rio Secreto, where you’ll wade and ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $78.99
Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Water Parks
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Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen

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Discover the splendor of Río Secreto Nature Reserve: Journey to the heart of a cenote, and in the silence of the underground cave, marvel at the ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $78.99
Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins Early Access Tour Plus Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, Tulum, Water Parks
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Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins Early Access Tour Plus Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Book and save with this full-day, small-group combo tour that perfectly blends history, culture and adventure. You'll first be guided through the world's ...  Read more

Location: Tulum, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.00
Rio Secreto Plus: Admission Ticket in Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Day Trips
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Rio Secreto Plus: Admission Ticket in Playa del Carmen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Rio Secreto has evolved, both as a brand and as a natural reserve, with the new addition of 'Rio Secreto Plus' - the most spectacular tour in the Mexican ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Privilege Route Private Adventure Tour at Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, Cancun, Attraction Tickets
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Privilege Route Private Adventure Tour at Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

Enjoy the most complete and exclusive tour in the Mexican Caribbean as you discover the Privilege route at Rio Secreto Nature Reserve. Your tour includes ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $563.00
Cancun Privilege Route at Rio Secreto, Cancun, Eco Tours
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Cancun Privilege Route at Rio Secreto

Very few humans walk on the moon or climb Everest and also very few explore Privilege. This is a route at Rio Secreto in Cancun and you will have an ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $500.00
Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins Early Access Tour Plus Rio Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen, ... 
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Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins Early Access Tour Plus Rio Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen

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Immerse yourself in thrilling history and scenic vistas during this full day tour of the Tulum ruins and Rio Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen. Get ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.23
Mayan Jungle Mountain Bike Tour for Beginners with Cenote Swim, Playa del Carmen, Day Trips
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Mayan Jungle Mountain Bike Tour for Beginners with Cenote Swim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Enjoy the thrill of living an adventure as you go biking in the Mayan jungle. This tour is full of emotions, nature and adrenaline. Recharge your energy and ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.00
Cancun Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins Early Access Tour Plus Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, Cancun, Bike & ... 
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Cancun Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins Early Access Tour Plus Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Book and save with this combo tour that perfectly blends history, culture and adventure. You'll first the world's famous Mayan Site of Tulum overlooking the ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.00
Playa del Carmen Adventure Tour: ATV Ride, Cenote Swim, and Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, Playa del ... 
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Playa del Carmen Adventure Tour: ATV Ride, Cenote Swim, and Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

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Enjoy an incredible 3-in-1 adventure combo tour in which you'll explore the jungle on an ATV, swim in a cenote and visit Rio Secreto Nature Reserve. Admire ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.00

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