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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
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Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

This place is not "amazing" but worth a visit if can be visited without tails that can be much longer time of the visit inside. Nevertheless, I suggest a stop because the cavities that can be visited are not so many.

1  Thank Marielle C
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This was silly. If you can't get to see the Blue Grotto, then this is runner up but it is still not really worth your time or money. The only reason we visited was because our boat tour to Capri included the Blue Grotto but...More

3  Thank FruityJ
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The color of the water was amazing. We stopped by it on our Positano Boat trip to Capri so it was all part of our fun boat tour.

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Though enjoyable, we didn't feel this was as amazing as the Blue Grotto. Perhaps this is because the sun reflection didn't allow for as much of a coloring of the water as we'd seen at the other grotto. This grotto is larger and there is...More

Thank K_Sherman5
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Entering this grotto, you can't help thinking if it's a joke and there is more to it. But, nope, it is truly a 10x10m hole in a wall, that just happens to receive a natural light from under the cliff. Don't bother coming here on...More

1  Thank Anastassia N
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Good thing it was only 5 bucks otherwise it would be a rip off. You get into a rowboat into a cave thats the size of a swimming pool. The 'guide' tells you he is doing you a favor by speaking in English and reminds...More

1  Thank kchaz
Reviewed 4 October 2015

It's only 5 Euro plus a little extra for a tip for the privilege of seeing this quite beautiful cave. The guide took us around in the boat and did the presentation in Italian and English and did all the other things you'd see described...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We didn't see anything at all. No lights or green or anything remotely describing what we have seen and read. I give 2 points only because the boat ride getting there was nice and you get to enter a cave. That's about the only thing...More

Thank Nabeela I
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

I love nature/exploring new nature, and was very excited to see that this was on the way to where we were going. I had seen beautiful pictures of emerald green water, and also read many negative reviews. So I wasn't sure what to expect. Here's...More

1  Thank Nina P
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

This is a quite pretty feat of nature. On the other hand: it's small. You pay 5€ per pax. The boat rider is not extremely friendly and will quite explicitly tell you that a tip (for which service? just doing his job if you ask...More

Thank Stef S
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Jackie G
4 June 2017|
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Response from Marialyce | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is a storage for luggage at the Emerald Grotto. It is very small and we left our luggage on the bus.
Tanya A
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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