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Río Secreto Adventure Tour

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Key Highlights
  • Discover an underground wonderland at Río Secreto
  • Discover Visit one of Mexico′s most intriguing natural attractionsunderground wonderland at Río Secreto
  • Explore the longest partially flooded cave in the Yucatan Peninsula
  • A journey through Río Secreto is surreal, mystical and memorable
  • All safety gear provided
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


    Approx 1 hour 40 minutes

    Start time

    Times available: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00pm
    Duration: Approx 1 hour 40 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Entrance to the Río Secreto Park: You should make your way to Río Secreto, located approximately 5 kilometers (3 miles) southwest of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. The caves are easily accessible via Cancun-Tulum Highway.
    Getting there from Cancun by public transport If you are visiting from Cancun, go to the Cancun bus terminal (located on the corner of avenidas Tulum and Uxmal) and take one of the ADO first-class buses to Playa del Carmen. You can also go to the parking lot of the Comercial Mexicana on Tulum Avenue and take one of the public transit vans to Playa del Carmen. These buses and vans leave every 10 minutes. To get from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes around 1 hour 20 min.
    Getting there by car If you are getting to Río Secreto by car, you should take the Cancún-Tulum Federal Highway 307 towards Playa del Carmen. From Cancun, the entrance to Río Secreto is on the right hand side of the highway. From Tulum, the entrance to Río Secreto is on the left hand side of the highway.

    Ending Point

    Río Secretopark entrance.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Enter a surreal fairyland of fantastical rock formations when you visit the incredible Río Secreto

    Río Secreto is one of Mexico’s greatest natural marvels. Come and experience this extraordinary underground river with thousands of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites in all kinds of weird and wonderful shapes.

    Most other underground cave systems in Mexico are fully flooded and can only be explored by experienced cave divers. But Río Secretois only half-submerged so can be safely visited by adults and children over 4 years old.

    Wearing a wetsuit, life jacket, special shoes and a safety helmet with headlamp you will walk and swim through the clear water in the underground grottoes.

    It’s like entering another world! An experience you will never forget.


    For your thrilling Río Secreto Adventure Tour you should make your way to Río Secreto, which is located approximately 5 km (3 m) southwest of Playa del Carmen. The caves are easily accessible via Cancun-Tulum Highway 307 km 283.5.

    There are four tours per day at Río Secreto: at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm respectively, so you should book the one that suits you best. You meet your guide at the entrance to the Río Secreto Park. Tours of the caverns are conducted for groups of eight to 10 people.

    It is recommended that you arrive wearing a swimsuit under your clothes. Before the tour, you will strip down to your swimsuit, take a quick shower (towel provided) and put on a wetsuit, life-jacket, water shoes and safety helmet with lamp. Lockers are provided so that you can put your things away safely while you are exploring the caves. Guests will be asked to remove any items of jewelry so it is advisable to leave these at your hotel before you start out for the trip.

    Cameras are also not allowed but a photographer will accompany you into the caves and photos will be available for purchase afterwards.

    After some brief instructions, your guide will lead you down a trail to the cave and you will walk and swim along a 600 meter (0.3 mile) route through many rooms and past many beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.In some of the areas the water is only knee deep, but in other places your feet won't touch the bottom.

    There are no light fittings in the caves so the only light you will have is that from the headlamps worn by your party. This adds to the magical atmosphere.

    At the end of the tour you can shower and change into dry clothes using the facilities provided. Light refreshments are included in the price of your trip.

    The trip through the caves takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes and your tour ends back at the entrance to Río Secreto.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • 1 hour and 40 minute tour of the caverns
    • English and Spanish-speaking guide
    • Snacks
    • Wetsuit, life vest, special shoes and hardhat with headlamp,
    • Towel, lockers
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation
    • Photos
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 72 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    From 9:00am - 6:00pm, from Monday to Friday.

    For weekend activities please make sure you call on Friday or Saturday before 1:00pm.

    Guests must be able to walk without assistance and weigh less than 120 kg/250 lbs.

    Additional info

    Your booking confirmation voucher will contain the contact details for the local activity operator. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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