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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Private Tour: Amalfi Coast Day Trip from Naples by Vintage Fiat 500 or Fiat 600
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Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our captain tried to tell us that you can swim into other caves just a nice without paying €5, but still nice spot to stop.

1  Thank Webster585
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat from Amalfi as we had seen during our drives along the coast road that the parking at the top of the grotto did not have very many spaces. We nearly regretted it. It was mid April and the sea looked relatively...More

Thank Uli3403
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here as part of the day trip to Capri. It was ok. Nothing spectacular. The boats ride up into the cave and stops to let tourists take photos of the sun bouncing off the water which creates a green glow and then continues onto...More

1  Thank quasibuddha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enter a cave with an underground opening for sea water and light. Very pretty. The boat ride is about 10 minutes long and covers a total of 10 meters of water. Entertaining, but mostly a tourist trap type of entity. We enjoyed it and laughed...More

1  Thank BriRegi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a small boat tour with friends we'd just met with several stops along the way. The Grotto was one them. This part of the Amalfi coast is just beautiful.

Thank diBiella51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're on the road between Ravello/Amalfi and Positano, you should definitely stop at the Emerald Grotto. It's a cheap (5 euro), quick (short wait, then 5-10 minute boat ride in the grotto), beautiful (you're in a cave with stalagtites/stalagmites and amazing glowing blue water)...More

2  Thank MarinGirl94920
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Positano from Amalfi and spotted the sine for the Grotta dello Smeraldo. It is the biggest one we saw here at the Amalfitan Coast and since it's short and cheap it's tottaly worth it.

Thank Vitória M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of a tourist trap but worth the five Euros and the 30 minutes if you happen to be shopping for ceramics across the street. Don't go out of your way but if you are there anyway.....

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I saw all the pictures of the blue grotto on Pinterest and *had* to go... when we got to Capri I learned there are others as well! They are all so pretty - the blue is obviously the most striking, but the tour to see...More

1  Thank Staci_Beauvais
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Worth every bit of the €5 but only if you're able to conveniently stop by. DO NOT make a special trip as others have mentioned. Not much else to say as others have pretty much summed everything up.

Thank solidgranite
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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|
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The cost to get in is 5 euro, we were on an all day boat tour to Amalfi and Positano and the boat stopped off for free, otherwise you need to go on a separate tour and most likely pay.
1 October 2015|
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Karen v
Waar kan je opstappen in Conca dei Marini? Hoeveel kost het en hoe lang duurt de tocht?
11 July 2016|
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