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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
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Not sure why all the grumpy reviews - if you've managed to make it to the Amalfi, then I fail to see how 5 euro to visit a natural wonder is a hardship. Lovely glimpse of nature... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Not sure why all the grumpy reviews - if you've managed to make it to the Amalfi, then I fail to see how 5 euro to visit a natural wonder is a hardship. Lovely glimpse of nature at its best, you can't swim in this grotto but it is well worth a visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It is the biggest tourist trap ever!! The entrance is 5 euros for about 5 minutes of boat in a tiny grotta. The first thing the captain tells us is that he wants tips and he keeps telling the same 3 things about the grotta. We enjoyed more out time outside as the view on the sea was beautiful... and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I do not agree with many of the reviews below, but from my point of view it is really well worth the ride, by boat or car, and money. We went there by car, paid 3 euro parking, took the lift, paid another 5 euro entrance fee, that it was way better than 13 euro at the Blue Grotto on... More 

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La Manga Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Yes the highway robber caught us on this one.. the best thing was the boat ride to the Grotto.. the 4mins inside being hounded for a tip when dick turpin had already relieved us of 5€ each for what?? So a little bit of light enchances the sea from below and shows off its green hew!! Apparently its better if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The reviews before made it clear it's a tourist trap. Skip it and don't let your driver talk you into stopping. The grotto itself was not impressive; the entire operation was shabby; it's 10 euros; and the infrastructure was not well maintained. The boatman openly solicited tips; none of the employees looked happy - got the impression that they resented... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We caught a boat out to the Grotto and then had to pay to get into the Grotto. Although I was a little disappointed at the colour all the guides were really helpful and great fun. I would do it again

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

stunning little romantic trip - a must see for anyone visiting the Amalfi Coast - cost was 10euro each for boat trip and 5euro each entry fee - totally worth it! x

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We came to grotto on our way back from Capri island. We spent around 20 minutes in the line, while waiting to be picked up by a boat men. We spent only around 3-5 minutes inside the grotto. It was dark, small and not worth the money (13 euro per person). Don't understand why it is considered such a notorious... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It was nice and not terribly expensive. Very short. We missed the grotto at Capri and were happy to catch one. We were there early so we didn't have to wait in line. I wouldn't go out of my way or wait in a long line for this, but we were fine spending 30 minutes on it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Tiny cave with high prices. Gondola tried to get tips when he had literally only rowed about 10 metres. Interesting if you have nothing else to do. Ferry trip out to the cave was pleasant.

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Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Positano

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