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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
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The cave

for 15 euro you can take a boat to visit the cave which partly inundated by the sea.it take 1 hour going and coming . I enjoy it very much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

You pay 10 euros for a boat trip to the grotto, but if you want to go into the grotto its another 5 euros, they don't tell you this until you are on the water and half way there. When you get to the grotto you go into a cave with a 10 metre round pool, with a spotlight hidden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

for 15 euro you can take a boat to visit the cave which partly inundated by the sea.it take 1 hour going and coming . I enjoy it very much.

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Grapevine, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Ladies!!! Beware if you're traveling by yourself, unless you want to be swooned. I had walked into the Grotto and one of the boat guides had asked where I was from and I replied with Texas. He replies with OH America you get romantic boat ride. I had told him I was married and he was like no problem. After... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There is a quick lift down to the grotto. Small rowing boats take you through the small cave with emerald light shining through from the sea. Our "captain" sang romantic songs while explaining the grotto. Was a quick and fun stop along the Amalfi Coast

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's exactly what you'd expect. I wouldn't recommend traveling a particularly long-distance just to see it but the cave is nice and the natural green light in the water is very pretty. It's worth the €5 if you're in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

SSometimes I wonder what people or looking for or what they expect. This attraction seems to have attracted considerable criticism. The level of ratings on TripAdvisor, I think, is deceptive. If your looking for too much, you'll miss the beauty in this attraction. While it is not some great long cruise and there aren't lights everywhere, we felt the visit... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We actually saw this ripoff cave tour in 2007 & I just thought about it again-wondering what others have said since that point. Still is the biggest ripoff joke of a place we have ever traveled to. Only go here if you feel you need a big, big laugh. Stuck in your head for the rest of your life will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visited during the off- season, so no queue. It cost 5 euro each for the 150 metre or so elevator ride and a 10 minute row boat ride around this limestone grotto. The water is so clear and the emerald light coming through the water is lovely. Our oarsman had limited but highly descriptive English and I was quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Although it was a gloomy day lending to a not as spectacular show of color in the grotto, the men who led us around the small cave were charming and friendly, making jokes and speaking in as many languages as they needed to communicate with all the guests.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This eerie atmospheric cave with the weird green water and the weirder box-like boats provides enough entertainment to justify the time and money. Stop and look if you're passing.

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