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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
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I thought this was cool, but I almost expected more based on the way it's talked up. The guide on the boats inside the grotto were hilarious, but I thought it was obnoxious they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

All I can say is don't go here and waste your money. Was taken to this grotto as part of our amalfi Coast tour yesterday. 5 euros entry fee. They should pay you. Absolutely dreadful. "If you use your imagination" is the well used phrase as they expect you to believe that one rock formation looks like Ronald Reagans face!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This grotto on our way to Capri was incredibly beautiful. The water was truly emerald green, crystal clear and you could see small fish in it too. Our speed boat taxi was taken into the grotto in reverse to allow us the full experience. One of many beautiful grottos on the route.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Grotto is small and has an area where the water is lit with blue light from under- allegedly daylight but could have been electric. Nothing else noteworthy. Our Boardman only asked for tips once but it sounds like we were lucky! I guess if you have never been in a water filled cave before it might be an interesting experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I thought this was cool, but I almost expected more based on the way it's talked up. The guide on the boats inside the grotto were hilarious, but I thought it was obnoxious they asked for tips twice when you already had to pay 5 euro to get in.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Complete tourist trap. It's some shimmery green water with a little pottery at the bottom. Had to pay 5 extra euros for a "boat tour" which consisted of a rowboat circling the pond while the guy leading the tour sang tunelessly.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

All of the Grottos are amazing! The water is beautiful and the reflection off of the water in the grottos is stunning!

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is a delightful ride and as you slide thru to the Grotto you are serenaded and view the spectacular colors inside the Grotto and the magnificent colors of the ocean.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went by foot to the lift and then by lift. The grotto is zero dot zero. The only funny thing is the entertaining "captain" who speaks many languages and well understanding how poor the attraction is, he tries to make it more interesting.

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York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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