Grotta dello Smeraldo, Conca dei Marini

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Named for the color reflected in the waters within, Grotta dello Smeraldo is a small cave partly filled with seawater. Sunlight is refracted through the water, which gives the cave its ethereal emerald glow. This is similar to the better-known, and more impressive, Blue Grotto on the nearby island of Capri. With no natural opening above the waterline, the cave wasn't discovered until 1932. Take the elevator down into the cave, then board a small boat to tour the grotto. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Grotta dello Smeraldo and many more Conca dei Marini attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Conca dei Marini trip planner .
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  • On the boat ride you choose, to explore the Amalfi coast, Capri especially from the sea, is surprising. Caves receive the rays of Sun and at every hour of the day amazed with their colors.
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  • color is a short walk in boats inside the grotto, beautiful water, there to wait long to enter.
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  • You can't go to Amalfi coast without making a visit to the grotta dello smeraldo. Exciting and inspiring. Recommended
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  • How to tourist trap 101: charge people 5 euros, make them go on an elevator down to the cave. Get a boat, put people on it then go around the small cave for 7/10 min, while you awkwardly sing “Sole mio”. If you feel extra fancy, get some 3 euro statues of baby Jesus and put them underwater for the ultimate effect. Finally, make sure you keep reminding the confused passengers for tips, cause you know, this kind of deluxe service needs to be recognized. 🤷‍♀️
  • Wow this was amazing....it's a quick stop on the way to Ravello and water is magic when you see it for the first time. The Captain also sings Italian songs as they take you through the cave
  • Beware of tourist trap. Low quality 5 min tour around a small cave while random guy sings Italian songs. They start the trip by asking for tips at the end -.-
  • The grotto had a beautiful blue colour. But... It is very small and really expensive for a 5 minute boat around. Felt a little bit like a tourist trap...
  • Worthwhile to visit if you are driving around. It costs only 5 euro, despite the "tour" itself is rather short, 15 minutes boat visit in the middle of the small underground lagoon. The views are spectacular.
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