Río Secreto is one of the many natural wonders that we can visit in the Riviera Maya. This incredible natural space will allow you to walk through a semi-dry cavern, and delight yourself with the wonders of the underground world.

Secret River It is an impressive natural space managed by a private company, who conditioned the place for the visitor: a fantastic journey of an hour and a little through the bowels of the Earth. In this underground world, an incredible landscape of stalactites, stalagmites, columns and wonderful formations that trap even at least connected with nature awaits you.



You must wear a swimsuit, they equip you with neoprene suit, helmet and lamp. The route is simpleEven if you do not know how to swim you can do it. The activities of adventure who run the big companies are suitable for all profiles, including children. They are very chewed activities, where they adapt nature to tourists in the most comfortable way.

The guide, along with a photographer, leads you along the route through the cave. Some stretches you will walk dry, others with the gentle water at waist height and other sections refreshing the feet. Surely they will give you the opportunity to turn off the artificial lights that make the journey easier, along with the lamps of our helmets and have the experience of enjoying the darkness and the precious sound of the underworld.



Adults $ 79.00 USD children (4 to 12 years old) $ 39.5 USD. Quintanorroenses have a local discount. It has transportation, which makes the entrance $ 109 USD. The total time of the excursion It has been about 3 hours between arriving, changing, instructions, tour, small buffet.

IT MAY INTEREST YOU buy your excursion through the internet with the agency Civitatis that offers two excursions, one of them with the archaeological zone of Tulum, interesting proposal. You can book the entrance to Rio Secreto with transfer or go on your own, see what suits you best. You can book through the blog and cancel up to 24 hours before going, it's easy and safe.


Note that you will not be able to access the place with your camera. This is how the company expresses itself, I quote from its website: «For your safety, the group's and the beautiful formations of Secret River, No. the entry of cameras or video during the expedition. "Obvious that it is a business and its comfort, not your security. At the end of the tour, which sometimes becomes too much of a photographic walk, you can buy your photos at a high price, in my view.


Secret River is an attractive offer for many of the visitors of Riviera Maya. If you want adventure Controlled is a space that will leave you with your mouth open, you will enjoy it.

Secret River, an underground walk 1

Secret River

LOCATION: Rio Secreto It is located 5 km south of Carmen beach, on the 307 federal highway. It is well signposted.
SCHEDULE: Open every day. Tours are at 9:00 10:00 12:00 13:00 14:00
PRICE ENTRY: adults $ 79.00 USD children (4 to 12 years old) $ 39.5 USD. Quintanorroenses have a local discount. It has transportation, which makes the entrance $ 109 USD. The total time of the excursion has been about 3 and a half hours, between arriving, changing, instructions, tour, small buffet.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?  Secret River Public transport arrives from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. From Tulum pass buses on the main street. If you go from Cancún (the collective you leave near the ADO terminal) you must get off at the last stop Playa del Carmen and from here take another bus to Akumal (2 street between 15 and 20).

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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