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Rio Secreto

Cancun – home of best kept secret of Mayan world

eTN  Sep 18, 2008

Cancun is a gateway destination to natural marvels; surrounded by jungle and sea, it offers visitors all kinds of experiences. Just twenty minutes from Cancun is one of the best kept secrets of the Mayan world - the Rio Secreto (Secret River).

Located in the jungle is the underground river of Rio Secreto. Once there, an expert guide will take you underground through the labyrinth of caves and river flanked by stalactites and stalagmites. The crystal clear waters of the river were considered sacred by the Mayans and were used as a source of fresh water and accessed on the surface by natural wells or Cenotes that are found in the area.

The trip through Río Secreto lasts about an hour and a half and is enjoyed by both walking and swimming. At the end of this underground adventure participants can enjoy lunch and a rest in the middle of the jungle in a traditional hammock.

Río Secreto is an example of ‘responsible ecological’ tourism that is so popular in Cancun. The company who runs the tour has signed an agreement that promotes the use of clean and environmentally-friendly technology and a culture of respect and conservation for the region’s natural resources.

About Cancun

Cancun is a resort built 38 years ago for tourism on the shores of the Caribbean Sea at the northeastern tip of Mexico’s scenic Yucatan Peninsula. Cancun is Mexico’s most important tourist destination with the most advanced tourist infrastructure and services, as well as the best aerial connectivity within the Caribbean.

Settled by the Mayans 3,000 years ago it is renowned for its 15.5-mile long stretch of white sandy beaches, world-class hotels, exceptional recreation features and the destination’s proximity to historic Mayan archeological sites.

Cancun – home of best kept secret of Mayan world

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