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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
Phone Number: 089831535
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Very small !

Went for 14 euros each return from Amalfi so price ok but glad did not pay more as the cave was under whelming ! Very small and seemed to be lit by blue lights not sun light. Also... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for 14 euros each return from Amalfi so price ok but glad did not pay more as the cave was under whelming ! Very small and seemed to be lit by blue lights not sun light. Also chap rowing the little boat that takes you around just kept mentioning about how the tips would help him...needless to say we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hours of sight seeing ,Caught a private boat which was very cheap had a tour of the coast and a swim at the same time.There are plenty of companies by the water that would take you there or there is a public bus which is very cheap fare.Highly recommended.

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Thank Tony C
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emerald grotto, like the blue grotto in Capri, is one of the places you will never forget. The dark interior is lit by the emerald light coming from the small aperture under the water, the water is brilliant green, the atmosphere is magical... Finding the grotto from the street is not difficult but requires some attention. It's on a bend,... More 

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Thank AGADOTTI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not much to see, it is a borderline tourist trap, definitely not worth 5 euro and 10-15 minutes of your time. It is a very small cave, you get on a boat with couple of other people the "captain" rows couple of times in circular motion inside the small cave shows the emerald color of water to the... More 

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stop here right on the highway between Amalfi and Positano. No lines and it is amazing. If you can get out to Capri to see the blue grotto, this will fit the bill.

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Johor, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure how much we paid to get into this place (part of a package), but I can't say that this was anything special. It is the size of a large round swimming pool, with a blue/ green glow from the sun filtering in through the underwater cave entrances. You get in a small boat with a little tour of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in a very nice place on the Amalfi Coast the Green Grotto will provide a serene respite from the water activity. Swimming is not permitted but just outside the grotto you can take a wonderful swim from your boat.

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Thank 215josephs224
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You're better off hiring a private boat (Lucibello!) who will take you by boat to other grottos that don't have an entry fee. You can swim in many of them and they are just as beautiful, if not more, than the Emerald Grotto!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Not worth the 5euros to wait in a queue to go in a circle boat ride round the cave. There are other caves in the area in particular if you go round Capri by boat that are more spectacular in my opinion and free. You can snorkel and swim in these caves.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Butlins circa 1970; join the crowds, selfie sticks and don't forget your bucket and spade....and if you're lucky you might get half drowned in oversweet cheap lemoncello.....frankly it was my fault for going on holiday by mistake (in June, in Italy, in a tourist spot? Surely not....)

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