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Emerald Grotto (Grotta di Smeraldo)

Conca dei Marini, Italy
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: Set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, this awesomely beautiful cave is named for the color reflected in the water and offers many fascinating geological... more » Owner description: Set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, this awesomely beautiful cave is named for the color reflected in the water and offers many fascinating geological structures. « less
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Durban, South Africa
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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was expensive - 5 euros for literally a trip in a tiny boat in a tiny cave to see nothing! Don't bother - save your money and rather buy an ice cream!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The boatmen's numerous and entertaining schtick.....well deserving of a tip..... Go on it is only 5 euros admission.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

For 5 euros you are not exactly wasting your money but it takes 5 minutes with your tour guide constantly reminding you to tip him and making tacky comments about the cave the tour operator ruined it and did not get a tip and was not impressed. The grotto is beautiful and they could share its wonder in a far... More

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I agree with the other reviewers about the bloke rowing us around. He constantly reminded us to "tip the captain" after the five minute circle inside the cave!

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Shanghai, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It's not expensive at 5 euros but it's basically just a small cave and the tour is just 5 minutes with an Italian guy singing along to music coming from his cell phone and reminding you to tip him.

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Gorgeous, interesting spot ... but was deeply irritated by bloke rowing us round, who constantly burbled and/or sang 'O Sole Mio' (roughly translated as 'Just One Cornetto') while demanding 'capita'. I was trying to concentrate on the surroundings. NOT funny.

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Dublin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very good value at only E5. Easy access from road with a lift down to sea level. Really beautiful. Worth a visit. Open 9am - 4pm.

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Get there ideally off of your boat - difficult by car. Needs to be a sunny day for full effect of the sun shining through the sea into the cave. Rowboat Captains are the real attraction. Please tip them - I was shocked that of 10 in the boat we were the only ones (I know - its Europe and... More

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The tour was only 5 minutes however only 5 euros each Quite amazing to see with entertaining staff. Best to go on a sunny day to get best effect. Don't worry you won't miss too much sunshine

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somerset
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Luckily the local bus was full and this was the one day that the Grotto was open. The young man who gave us the boat tour was charming, informative and entertaining. Well worth a visit for 5 euros

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