Cave of Smeraldo, Positano

1.0
#4 of 7 in Nature in Amalfi Coast
Cave of Smeraldo is known for the iridescent emerald light that covers the walls of the cave. A combination of geological events creates the captivating effect. The only direct opening to outside light is beneath the water. When daylight shines through, the green color appears on the cave walls. You can easily reach the cave via car by taking the ss163 highway from Capri. A small fee provides access to the cave via elevator, while a rowboat manned by a singing tour guide will take you into the grotto's interior. Cave of Smeraldo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Positano Edition.
Create an itinerary including Cave of Smeraldo
map
Cave of Smeraldo Tours
View more tours
Places to stay near Cave of Smeraldo
Cave of Smeraldo Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
951 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The place is charming, but the visit lasts very little and the "Guide" urges the tip (in all languages of the world).
    View original
  • It's nice to have a different time to tour the Amalfi coast. The cave is very small, but it is still a marine cave. You don't have to arrive by boat, can also in the micros SITA, and directly pay the €5 by taking the elevator to descend.
    View original
  • I have seen prettier caves. Price is not worth the 20m visit . If you go eith your own car, be careful it’s difficult to park  more »

Plan your trip to Positano

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Cave of Smeraldo by other users

16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Naples BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Amalfi Coast, Pompeii & Sorrento BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Amalfi Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy & St. Moritz BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHILE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Maiori BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sorrento, Capri & Amalfi Coast BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans