Río Secreto

Río Secreto

Venture underground into the longest semi-flooded cave in the Yucatán Peninsula and explore the secret river and its rocky formations, shaped over centuries.

Río Secreto

At Río Secreto, discover ancient towers, caves resembling reddish bell towers, domes splashed with water, and dark crystals. Walk and swim along a 650-yard route adorned with stalagmites and stalactites, then kick back and soak in the natural beauty. The destination is just an hour away from Cancún’s hotel zone.

What to Do at Río Secreto

Take a boat journey through a network of 19 miles of tunnels showcasing spectacular galleries of stalactites and stalagmites—a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave you awestruck. Be sure to take this tour with specialized guides who can provide geological information and insights into the region’s vegetation and wildlife. 

You’ll also have the chance to swim in the crystal-clear water, diving or snorkeling to get a glimpse of the breathtaking underwater world up close and explore the caves that are part of the surreal landscape.

Gateway to Xibalbá 

The river, besides being secret, has an enigmatic aura. In the Mayan culture, cenote pools and subterranean caves were and still are considered gateways to the underworld. Proof of this lies in the human skeletons, some dating back 13,000 years, discovered in burials around this space.


People all ages and physical fitness can enjoy the boat tour. Always wear a life jacket and helmet for safety. Bring swimwear, non-slip aquatic shoes, and comfortable clothing.

All thanks to a man who stumbled upon this underground river while chasing an iguana, now hundreds of visitors have the chance to see and explore this natural wonder. Travel to Quintana Roo and don’t miss this outing—it will definitely leave you with great memories.

Water adventures



Río Secreto, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., México

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