Despite trying to avoid it, I ended up taking the #startrip an unwanted travel companion: the jet lag. Indeed, that day at four o'clock in the morning I already had my eyes wide. Later, at a more reasonable time, I went down with Eduardo de Hombrelobo.com to breakfast at La Marina restaurant, located in front of the endless pool of the Iberostar Paraíso Maya hotel.
That morning we had prepared another excursion outside the resort to go to the Río Secreto nature reserve. In my opinion The best of the Yucatan Peninsula are the cenotes. During our trip through southern Mexico last year, we had the opportunity to get to know the Ik-kil cenote, the Dzinup cenote and the Great Cenote. These cenotes are primarily intended for bathing and even in the Great Cenote you could go diving. Unlike in these cenotes, what stands out from Secret River is that it is an underground riverthat runs through caves. And there they took us to make a caving route.
Upon arrival, they divided the group between English speakers and Spanish speakers and introduced us to Jean Paul, who would be our guide during the visit. Being a natural reserve, and to maintain the ecosystem of the place, before entering you have to shower and remove all chemical agents that we have in the body (creams, lotions, mosquitoes ...). Then they provided us with a helmet with light, a wetsuit, cat feet and a life jacket. Normally, visits are made in groups of maximum 8 people, a guide and a photographer guide who is responsible for immortalizing the moment. You cannot access Rio Secreto with your own camera, although if it were allowed it would be futile unless it was aquatic, because there are stretches where the water reaches your neck and you have to swim.
Secret River It is a semi-flooded cave that we walked for about an hour and a half. Despite being caving, the journey is not complicated and anyone can do it. He had never done caving before and it was impressive, at least in the Secret River.