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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Half-Day Cruise to Positano from Amafli
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Daily Amalfi Coast Group Tour
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Full-Day Positano and Amalfi Cruise from Naples
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Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we found this by boat and it is beautiful. while the blue grotto in capri is a must for the "check list" this grotto is equally beautiful and has more to see inside without all the cost and touristy waits.

Thank Celest O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skip the Blue Grotto if you do not want to wait potentially hours for a one minute experience and go here. Very friendly guides, only 5 Euro, you get the"solo mio" singing experience, and water is same beautiful as Blue Grotto. Smaller than blue grotto...More

1  Thank PhilNJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I preface this by saying I have not been to the Blue Grotto (and don't intend to) but this was definitely worth a look as an alternatively to Blue Grotto. I think it is accessible by land, but we were on a full day boat...More

Thank adrian p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided on this tour at the last minute. The boat ride to the grotto was quite nice. Paid the 5 euro each to get into a boat with 19 others and off we went around an area less than the size of an Olympic swimming...More

1  Thank Yeahnahdunn O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just relax around one hour and enjoy in a interesting place from Positano. You can take an elevator from the coast road down to the grotto, or you can drive to Amalfi and arrive by boat (€10, excluding the grotto's admission fee). Arriving inside, you...More

Thank LiviuOradea_Romania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was worth seeing though it was just a brief look. Boat operator was very cheesy and irritating with his constant "itsa miracle" and then asking a few times for a tip. Could be done better. Would have preferred more information and time to enjoy just...More

Thank colleenh52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did this to see a grotto ... you are only in it 5 to 10 minutes but worth doing . And the boat men are as mad as hatters singing away to their hearts content hoping for a BIG tip !!

Thank DYK2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very nice place, but the way they explore it turns it into an unpleasent experience. Lines of tourists to go into a small boat for 10 minutes. If you want to see nice grottes, there are many other that you can see...More

Thank Rodrigo P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time so enjoyed it ! Great guide . go down in an elevator, and walk into a cave . step into a small boat with a friendly Italian guide filling you in with a little history. spectacular colors of the water. Go when...More

Thank Saira B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small cave with nothing special. It takes no more than five minutes to look at it. Does not worth the time/money.

Thank agustin s
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Jackie G
Is there anywhere to leave luggage (2 small wheely cases) if you are arriving at the grotto by SITA bus?
4 June 2017|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
Shouldn't be a problem to leave them with an attendant.
Tanya A
When visiting the grotta della smeraldo, do you have to take the boat? Are you able to walk inside and view it by foot? We have a child with us so would prefer to avoid the boat if possible... Also, is there parking nearby?
9 May 2017|
Response from superfantagenius | Reviewed this property |
not possible by walk, but the trip on the boat is short and very very simple. no problem with Child. in june we have parking in front of the grotta.. best hours are 2 and 3 Pm
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