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Rio Secreto

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Rio Secreto was discovered a simple Mexican farmer. He found a small hole in the ground and found it in one of the cenotes - limestone cave, which in this area very much. However, we found the hole was not a simple karst cave, a huge underground natural tunnel, through which flows incredibly beautiful river.

For tourists, Rio Secreto was opened in 2007. The new attraction is located just ten kilometers from Playa del Carmen on the Yucatan Peninsula is so popular among tourists. "The secret river" is the exact translation of this magical place with the Spanish language. At a distance of fifteen km stretch of underground tunnels, caves and blue flows the underground river. Tourists can only part of this amazing place - about 600 meters. Clean water Rio Secreto is used in preparation of cosmetics.

Before you go inside, you need to take a shower, put on a wetsuit, special shoes and a helmet. During the tour tourists accompany professional divers. During the journey through the Secret river, you will see many stalactites and stalagmites of various forms, the guide will tell the story of the discovery of one of the world's largest system of natural caves.

Tour to Rio Secreto, as a rule, is combined with a visit to the ancient Mayan city of Tulum. That is a pretty long walk - about 8 hours, if you go only in caves - just over three hours. The entrance here is open every day. Tours can be organised for groups of no more than 10 people. Pregnant women and children under 4 years old entrance is strictly prohibited.