A group of us were persuaded by our friend Linda to go check out the place where she works as a guide. The cave system had only been open to the public for two years, so the area is relatively new. We started the adventure by taking quite the fifteen minute bumpy bus ride into the jungle. Once we arrived we were given wetsuits, life jackets, and helmets with lights on them and started our trek into the jungle.
Upon entering the cave, Linda explained to us the structure of the caves and what we could expect to see on our trek through the underground river system. The beginning of the journey was mostly through dry land, and we were able to see many beautiful structures and untouched water pools. The further we went the deeper the water got until we were swimming through the underground river. At one point we were even given the opportunity to swim behind a curtain made of stalactites.
The tour through the caves lasted a little over an hour, and once we got back and warmed up we got to see all the action shots the photographer had taken of us while we were down there. After enjoying how ridiculous we all looked in wet suits we were treated to a late lunch and got to lounge in the hammocks.
Rio Secreto was different than the other cave we had toured in that it was still very new and made you feel like you were literally exploring uncharted territory. Linda was a wonderful guide and the experience was one that will not be soon forgotten!