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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
089/871107
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Ranked #12 of 13 Attractions in Positano
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting cave with stalactites and mites. Nice water colored emerald green. Costs E5 and only lasts ten minutes but we really liked it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a total rip-off, not worth the money! It's a very small dark cave with water and a little blue light. An annoying man is rowing you around, talking in terrible English and begging for tips. It's over in 5 minutes! Check Google images, that's more beautiful and cheaper than this bad trip!!!

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Belleville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Loved the boat to get there and the swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea was amazing--it was a phenomenal part of our trip!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

5 euro for a boat ride in a small cave that lasted not more than 5 minutes. The guy begging for tips from start to finish. What a total waste or money.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Though the grotto was cool, we must have come during a peak time because there were three boats going at the same time in the small space and just one group after another-like herding sheep/cattle. Also the boat captain kept on mentioning over and over for the Americans to tip him. Mention once, that's fine but I think he said... More

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New Canaan, CT
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144 reviews 144 reviews
27 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

You literally go in a circle for three minutes after waiting patiently forever to get in a boat. Save your pennies. A total tourist trap. Our captain spent the entire three minutes telling us to tip him. Put the money toward getting a private boat tour. Call Arienzo restaurant and ask for their son Antonio Cinque to take you around... More

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our group of four chartered a boat from Amalfi to Capri for the day and this was our first stop. Loved it! Cool, clear water that is a green-turquoise color. Could have stayed here for hours. A teenager swimming outside the cave called out to his parents "Best.Place.Ever!" I agree, even though this grotto will always be remembered as the... More

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Emerald grotto is definitely worth a look / swim. But if you only have time for one grotto on the Amalfi Coast, Capri's Blue Grotto blows them all away. Insider's Tip: wait until the Blue Grotto "closes" and the boat tours stop. Then you can actually swim in there- an unforgettable experience. Be safe & enjoy.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Serene and nested along the coast north of Amalfi. A must see venue when visiting the Amalfi coast. Enchanting!!!

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I felt it didn't live up to the hype, and that the water was actually blue. The grotto is small, the "captain" that rowed us around had a lovely singing voice, and the atmosphere in the grotto is very relaxing and does create a sense of awe. It is beautiful, almost like a natural church. It is a short excursion,... More

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