Rio Secreto offers a fascinating look at the world beneath the surface of the Yucatan peninsula. It’s an adventure park that takes visitors into the intricate underground river system where they explore caverns filled with intricate rock formations. In addition to being a fun experience, it’s also very educational, because Rio Secreto teaches you to have more consciousness about the environment and our need to protect special places like this.
Rio Secreto park has well trained and knowledgeable guides that skillfully guide you through the many maze-like corridors. They keep you organized and tightly grouped, with messages passed down the line so everyone is aware of what lies ahead. They also provide a lot of interesting information about what you are seeing. This includes the history and geography of the area, how these rivers carry fresh water out into the sea, and the importance of keeping them clean and clear of outside contamination.
In order to successfully navigate this environment you’re provided with water shoes, a wetsuit, life vest, a helmet with a flashlight attached, and a walking stick. This last item proves to be the most important, regardless of what good shape you’re in.
It’s a challenging experience that is physically demanding at times, it requires you walk across uneven surfaces in deep waters that often reach chest height. In some cases you also have to swim, but it’s no problem because of the life vests. And the guides are always ready to assist you if you need help.
One particular highlight of the tour involves going into a cavern where the group turns off their flashlights. The experience of pure darkness, combined with the utter silence, is worth the price of admission alone.
Rio Secreto is very easy to get to. It’s located just north of Playa del Carmen and can be reached by combi van, which will drop you off at the main entrance.
For more information about pricing and how to book a tour visit their website: https://www.riosecreto.com