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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 9 Attractions in Positano
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Outdoors

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a nice little diversion worth the time and money to stop and see as you go by. I'm not sure if I'd want to wait in a long line, but the time or year we went, there was no waiting. Memorable.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

During a tour of the Amalfi coast, our driver suggested us to visit this cave, we did it and was amazing, something of very unusual for us!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stopped at the Emerald Grotto per the recommendation of our tour guide from Mundo Guide Private Day Tours. For a small fee, we took a small boat through the grotto and the boat driver was really funny! He kept saying "Looky Looky" as he moved the water with his paddle to show us the green color. The other boat... More 

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Beacon, New York
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8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I don't understand the big deal about this place. Compared to The Blue Grotto on Capri, this is a Coney Island sideshow and a real tourist trap. Its overhyped and an anticlimax, not worth the visit. But if you must go and your oarsman is Marco who is a touchy feely guy with your girl friend or wife when your... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our driver recommended we stop and visit the Grotta dell Smeraldo. It was 5,00 euros per person and you give a small tip to the boat driver at the end. You are only down for about 10 minutes but the water is a gorgeous green. Our boat driver did not serenade us but rather explained about the grotto. We were... More 

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MA
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5 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

On a recent trip to the Amalfi Coast our boat stopped at the Grotta dello Smeraldo on our way to Positano. The boat ride along the coast was beautiful, but stopping at the Grotto was a waste of time and money. The cave is very small, and the ride around the cave is short with the boatman singing loudly the... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We arrived by boat from Positano - boat trip to get to the Grotto was best part of the experience - would highly recommend this view of the coastline. Grotto itself very small & disappointing. We were told this cave is similar to the Blue (Azul) Grotto on Capri - glad we were advised. Row boat trip inside the grotto... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A very small cave with a spot of blue water. You got a 10 min boat ride around the cave, the boatman is singing serenades very loudly, beat oar on the water, then ask for a tip for that(!!!!!) There are much more beautiful caves and grottos in the world that really worth to see, do not waste time and... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It's a little boat tour in the cave. There is not much to see in the cave, it's cheap to go in at 5EUR, and made a quite nice little stop on the road, however i wouldn't call it a must-see.

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Black Hawk, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We happened on this little tour while driving the road from Amalfi to Positano. It was a quick elevator ride to the base, and from there about a 5 minute wait before getting escorted inside. We were boarded onto a small boat, and taken into the pool. The color of the water is surreal, and well worth the small fee... More 

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