Take this unbelievable tour of the Riviera Maya's best kept secret. At the Río Secreto you'll swim and hike through an underground river system with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Go deep inside an underground cavern and experience true silence among some of the most dramatic mineral formations in the world. Swim in crystalline waters and tread where only a few intrepid travellers have stepped before.
Río Secreto, also known as Pool Tunich is a cave system, formed over millennia by a subterranean river. It is located only a few miles from Playa del Carmen and is by far the largest partially flooded cave in the Yucatan Peninsula. This incredible natural wonder was only discovered in 2007 and since then has become a protected nature reserve. A journey through Río Secreto is surreal, mystical and memorable. Whether you’re an adventurer, world traveller, or simply curious, we invite you to experience one of the most intriguing natural attractions in the Riviera Maya.
This excursion takes 3 hours and includes admission to the nature reserve in groups no larger than ten, the services of an expert bilingual guide, use of specialized equipment (wetsuit, life jacket, special footwear and hard hat with headlamp, towels, lockers and a buffet. If you choose the Plus option, you can complete your traditional Río Secreto experience with abseiling, biking as well as access to the “Ruta Seca” to witness a spectacular light and sound show in the “Salón de la Paz” (“Room of Peace”).
We suggest that you wear clothes that are comfortable for walking in the jungle; you should wear a short sleeve t-shirt with your swimming suit underneath, and bring along extra clothes to change into later. You should also bring extra cash and/or a credit card for purchasing extra food, souvenirs etc. inside the nature reserve. Take this unbelievable tour of the Riviera Maya's best kept secret. At the Río Secreto you'll swim and hike through an underground river system with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Go deep inside an underground cavern and experience true silence among some of the most dramatic mineral formations in the world. Meeting/pick-up point: Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km 282.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Start/opening time: Daily at 10am, and 12pm.
Languages: Spanish and English.
Medical restrictions: Río Secreto is not recommended for people with severe physical or motor disabilities, heart problems, pregnant women (at their own risk) or persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Min. Age: 4 years old.
Min. Weight: 30kg.
Max. Weight: 120kg.
Others: Photos available for an additional price. Remember to bring credit cards Visa, Mastercard or American Express for photographs, souvenirs and/or tips. We recommend bringing swimming suit, comfortable clothing, water shoes, and suncream. The use of chemical products such as sunblock, insect repellent, excessive make up, etc., is not allowed. Photographs and video cameras are not allowed inside the underground river. Baby-sitter service available based on prior reservations and with an additional cost.