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Green Grotto Caves Tours

Green Grotto Caves
Overview
The Green Grotto Caves are a labyrinth of limestone caves located in Falmouth, between the resort towns of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. Once used as shelter by the native Arawak Indians, the caves have since been used as a hiding place by smugglers and runaway slaves and even served as the site of a nightclub.

The Basics

Named after the glistening green algae that lines the cave walls, the grotto is filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Guided tours take you through a network of caverns that stretch over 64 acres (25.9 hectares). Learn about the caves’ geological and historical significance, and see if you can spot the caves’ inhabitants—little bats that hang upside down from the ceiling. In the inner cavern, you’ll find a hidden, crystal-clear lake made famous by the James Bond movie Live and Let Die from 1973.
Travelers can visit the caves as part of a half- or full-day tour from Falmouth or Ocho Rios. These trips may also include an adventure at Dunn’s River Falls or a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • You must pay for admission to the caves; children enter for half price. Admission fees are included in most tour packages.
  • You must visit with a guide to explore the caves.
  • Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes.
  • Photos and recordings are prohibited inside the caves.
  • There are snacks and souvenirs for sale on site.
How to Get There
The Green Grotto Caves are located right off the A1 road in Falmouth, on Jamaica’s north coast,  just west of Ocho Rios and close to Discovery Bay. Because you must have a guide to visit the caves, most people visit as part of a tour that includes transportation.
When to Get There
The cave is open daily all year round, including on public holidays, from morning through late afternoon.

The Caves’ Long History
The caves were originally occupied by the native Tainos, and you’ll be able to see some of their paintings, tools, and pottery fragments at the site. The Spanish were next to occupy the cave, hiding from the invading British in 1655; some used the tunnel linking the caves to Runaway Bay to flee to Cuba. Runaway slaves used the cave to hide, and during WWII, rum runners stored their booze-filled barrels here for safekeeping.
Address: A3 Highway, Discovery Bay JMCAN10, Jamaica
Admission: Adults: US$20, Children (4-12yrs): US$10
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Green Grotto Caves Excursion from Ocho Rios

Green Grotto Caves Excursion from Ocho Rios

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Discover the remarkable Green Grotto Caves during this 4-hour excursion from Ocho Rios. Follow your local guide through the large labyrinthine limestone cave with its numerous rock formations, its stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets. Eat lunch at a local Jamaican jerk restaurant (own expense), then stroll the streets for some shopping. Round-trip transportation from Ocho Rios hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Green Grotto Caves, Horseback Ride Adventure from Ocho Rios

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Combine your Green Grotto Caves excursion with Horseback Ride and Swim is an unforgettable experience. Descend beneath the earth’s surface for a chance to explore the green grotto caves, see the underground passages filled with mystery and adventure. These caves offer a fascinating look at the island’s distinctive geology and history. You will appreciate nature as you admire impressive stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets.Then it’s time to saddle up for the ride, horseback riding tour in Jamaica is an enjoyable two hour ride accompanied by trained and professional guides who will select a horse to fit your preference and experience level. This is a wonderful and bonding activity for a group, families or couples. This tour takes you through the local communities and villages of rural Jamaica, then you cool down in the beach during a swim with your horse. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the exhilaration of horseback riding.
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Ocho Rios Super Saver Green Grotto Caves plus Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios

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Discover Dunn's River Falls and the Green Grotto Caves, two of Northern Jamaica's most popular natural attractions, during this combined tour. On this 5.5-hour excursion from Ocho Rios, visit the Green Grotto Caves first to see a subterranean lake and impressive natural limestone rock formations. Head to Dunn's River Falls to climb, play and swim – or just relax on the sundeck. Enjoy round-trip transportation from your Ocho Rios hotel.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Green Grotto Cave and Dunn's River Falls from Montego Bay

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Explore Jamaica’s Green Grotto Cave and Dunn’s River Falls during this activity-packed day trip from Montego Bay, a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. You'll jump from a walk through maze-like underground caverns to a trek up a jungle waterfall, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach. Plus, entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience.
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  • 9 hours
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Green Grotto Cave - Blue Hole From Ocho Rios

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You should book this tour because we always offer our best service and it is always done with a smile. Also with us you will have a memorable experience that you will be talking about for years to come.
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Mayfields Falls - Rick's Cafe From Ocho Rios

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You should book this tour because we provide efficient and friendly service. Also with us you will be having fun and the experience of a lifetime that you will be talking about for years to come.
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Green Grotto Caves

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The central feature of this natural attraction is the large labyrinthine limestone cave with its numerous rock formations, its stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets. Descend deep underground to explore the fascinating caves. Learn about their long history and view massive chambers, rock formations, light holes, and even an underground lake.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Green Grotto Caves & Dunn’s River Falls

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Discover Dunn’s River Falls and the Green Grotto Caves, two of Northern Jamaica’s most popular natural attractions, during this combined tour. Visit the Green Grotto Caves first to see a subterranean lake and impressive natural limestone rock formations. Head to Dunn’s River Falls to climb, play and swim – or just relax on the sundeck.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Dunn's River- Green Grotto Cave Mystical Tour From Ocho Rios

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An Historic Experience from Ocho Rios - Full Day Tour

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Visit the various battle grounds on which the English and the Spanish fought for the beatiful island of Jamaica and immerse yourself in what makes us who we are today.
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