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Neptune's Grotto (Grotta di Nettuno)

Strada Provinciale 55, Alghero SS, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions in Alghero
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Tour this marine cave that is carved in a spectacular sheer cliff, with long winding passages that delve far into the rock passing many fantastical stalagmites and stalactites.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I visited Neptunes Grotto with some work friends, and it was a great attraction to see because it was so different from the beaches and the ocean views that Sardinia provides many of. There is a steep climb down and back up with 600 odd stairs. It is fine on the way down, but it is good to take it... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It's not the most spectacular cave I have seen but it's a nice quick boat ride from the jetty just before Capo Caccia. If you plan to drive to the jetty then make sure you get there early because there's no proper parking, just a rocky patch where the road ends which has a capacity of about 5 cars. I... More

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Munich, Germany
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Definitely worth a visit! The stalactites are really impressive. We took the boat from Alghero which was fun. Be aware if you are planning to use the steps down to the cave they are very steep.

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Alghero, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There r two ways to see the caves One way is to walk the steps to the caves and and back again to the top.A couple of tips when walking,make sure you have some water with you and a sandwich or energy bars,and of course comfortable shoes with good grip.Great photo opps on the steps. The second way is to... More

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Roscommon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Even after walking down and up all those steps, I would say it was worth it. The tour itself is very short, maybe 30 to 40 minutes, but the guide spoke in a number of different languages and he could be heard very easily with a good speaker system. Well worth a visit

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We take boat from Alghero. It took 1 hour and in the cave was excursion -english. Guide was good. Staff on boat was helpfull and this boat can be used for days excursin with picnics -I thinsk just for groups.

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Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I just checked and Merrian Webster defines "Tourist Trap" as : a place that attracts many tourists and that charges high prices. Well...this Grotto comes very, very close to the definition, in my opinion. The guided tour tells you "this cave is called the Christmas Tree, because the stalagmites look like... a Christmas tree!" Well, thank you for the information.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We are a mid 60's couple, granted not disabled. We were really amused by ominous reports of the steps up and down to the grotto. The steps were not bad at all. If taken sensibly it requires modest effort, but the views are well worth the effort. The boat companies must push the ride, which I am sure is very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The drive there was stunning and you wanted to stop and view the scenery. Some confusion at the start as it gives the Grotto times but does not tell you that you have over 700 steps to get there. never mind. They had already departed but the ticket seller said go ahead and you will catch up. The sudden arrival... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went on the slower boat which was great. Suggest you take water with you as tour is 2-3 hours. The caves themselves were magnificent and the whole trip was actually well worth the €25.

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