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Rio Secreto Nature Reserve
Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

Rio Secreto Nature Reserve

Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal – Puerto Juarez Km 283.5, Ejido Sur, Playa del Carmen

The Basics

Most Rio Secreto tours leave from Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Tulum, and other Riviera Maya destinations. At the nature reserve, you can tour the underground river, visit the famous Crystal Caves, and learn about ancient Maya legends. Combo tours combine a visit to Rio Secreto with other activities, such as early-access visits to the Tulum ruins, mountain biking excursions, or ATV tours.

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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves
Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves
star-4.5
US$85.87 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent
Our tour guide Nunes was very knowledgeable and made the entire experience unique and a once in a lifetime experience I wouldn't trade.
Monica_W, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Playa del Carmen

star-5
Beauty of the caves
Menaca_P, Jul 2022
Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves
I would rate this as one of the best and most unique experiences of my life. The caves were breathtaking in their beauty and the guides were exceptional. They made the experience a spiritual one. Highly recommend it
star-5
Danny was a great guide...
Joseph_W, Jul 2022
Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves
Danny was a great guide and we enjoyed every second of this tour. It created lasting memories for the kids, especially Rio Secreto, which was breathtakingly beautiful. There is no place on Earth like Rio Secreto.
star-5
Awesome Experience
Jonathan_C, Jul 2022
From Cancun: Rio Secreto Wild Tour with Lunch
Highly recommend. One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Be sure you are in shape, the trek is strenuous.
star-5
Awesome ungrounded cave exploration.
Oscar_M, Jul 2022
Rio Secreto Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket
It was a great experience my family and I had a dreat time on the tour in the cave. The under water rivers are great crystal clear waters and beautiful formations.
star-5
Conquered my fear!
dianada_m, Jul 2022
Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves
I have to admit I was a little scared in the beginning,but our guide PePe made it so much easier.And he was so funny!!!!
star-5
It’s all about the tour guide!
Gloria_A, Jun 2022
Rio Secreto Plus: Admission Ticket in Playa del Carmen
Driss (tour guide) was funny, knowledgeable and very kind! He took the time to tour in two languages and never left anyone out of the fun! He even got us a ride to our hotel (we paid) but at least we didn’t have to hunt a taxi down! 10/10! The tour itself was exciting! Repelling was scary but rewarding when we got to the bottom. The cavern was really cool and swimming in the depths of the planet…nothing cooler!!
star-5
Great tour
Arthur_L, May 2022
Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera Maya
Ariel was a lovely guide and very knowledgeable. He really takes care of everyone in the group and keeps everyone informed about all details of the tour. Would recommend
star-5
Don't pass up this experience
Ashley_E, Jul 2022
Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves
This was a beautiful unground cave system. Gabby was a really great guide, she was very informative and made sure we got the most out of the experience. Would totally recommend going to if you get the chance.
star-5
Amazing! Excellent tour! Not to be missed!
Ashley_C, May 2022
Río Secreto Nature Reserve from Playa del Carmen
Our guide Ariel was AMAZING!!!! Went with 5 other ladies for a Mother's day trip! Just had the best time! Loved the The Rio Secreto and the tour to Tulum! Wish I could give this 10 stars! Excellent tour and service from pick up to drop off!
star-5
Do it!!!
Ferris_H, Apr 2022
Rio Secreto and Tulum Tour from Riviera Maya
Karina was an amazing tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable with the history of both the Mayan People and the Cavern swim. This was by far the best tour! Thank you!
star-5
Amazing activity
Ritchie_B, Apr 2022
From Cancun: Rio Secreto Wild Tour with Lunch
This was an amazing excursion. It is physically exerting as you will be biking, hiking and swimming. It is a blast and we’ll worth the effort and price. From an an amazing tour guide to good food and transportation, I would definitely recommend this trip.
star-5
Beautiful and peaceful
Lesli_D, Apr 2022
Rio Secreto Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket
Beautiful and peaceful experience. Our tour guide Ari was amazing. It was cool in the cave. Life jackets and water shoes were provided.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Rio Secreto Nature Reserve is a must-see for nature lovers.

  • The reserve is accessible by guided tour only.

  • Bring water shoes to navigate the reserve’s rocky surfaces.

  • Tours typically include a wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, towels, and use of lockers.

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How to Get There

The Rio Secreto underground river is located in Playa del Carmen, in the Quintana Roo region of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Expect it to take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to get there by road, depending on your departure point. Many tours include round-trip transportation from Riviera Maya hotels, but you can also arrive by taxi, rental car, or shuttle bus.

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When to Get There

Rio Secreto is busiest from December through April, when the weather tends to be sunny and warm. There are fewer crowds during hurricane season (May through October), but be sure to check the weather for storms if you plan to participate in outdoor activities.

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What to See Near Rio Secreto

Mexico’s Quintana Roo region is full of attractions, both natural and man-made. Nearby Playa del Carmen is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and shopping. The Maya ruins at Coba—with a 138-foot-high (42-meter-high) stone pyramid—are also a must-see, while the archaeological sites of Tulum and Chichen Itza are also great spots to explore. For an island getaway, visit the shores of Isla Mujeres or Cozumel.

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Rio Secreto Nature Reserve
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Rio Secreto Nature Reserve?
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Attractions near Rio Secreto Nature Reserve:
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What else should I know about attractions in Playa del Carmen?
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As well as visiting the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: