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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
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+39 089 831535
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US$43.00*
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Half-Day Cruise to Positano from Amafli
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US$344.01*
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Private Tour: Amalfi Coast Day Trip from Naples by Vintage Fiat 500 or Fiat 600
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US$80.63*
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Daily Amalfi Coast Group Tour

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Humorous cave tour

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2014
Dee T
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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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Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

We knew the grotto was there from a previous holiday and this time decided to visit. Parked up (free roadside parking) and got the lift down the cliff to be met by a large open cavern facing the sea. Looked good! Great views off a platform over the Med with many a boat queuing up to get in to the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

On a cruise and didn't have time to visit Caprito see the Blue Grotto so stopped by this place. It is definitely a tourist trap but it gave us a feel for the other and was very inexpensive. So at least we got a flavor of it and it was nice with beautiful views of the Amalfi coast.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

We were on a boat tour from Positano to Capri and the driver stopped at all the grottos for us to see them. The last one, the blue grotto, cost $13 euro to go inside. We had to wait 30 minutes for the row boat guide to load us up. It was a pure tourist trap. Definitely not worth the... More 

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Kent
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

This is the most tacky, waste of time and money that I have experienced for a long time. 10 euros for the boat ride there and back is fair enough and the ride gives a fantastic view of the Amalfi coastline. That is where any concept of enjoyment or value for money ends. Another 5 euros to enter the cave... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

Interesting cave with stalactites and mites. Nice water colored emerald green. Costs E5 and only lasts ten minutes but we really liked it.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

This is a total rip-off, not worth the money! It's a very small dark cave with water and a little blue light. An annoying man is rowing you around, talking in terrible English and begging for tips. It's over in 5 minutes! Check Google images, that's more beautiful and cheaper than this bad trip!!!

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