Green Grotto Caves Discovery
Journey into underworld charm and discover a green cavern of mystery and adventure, a slice of Jamaica's history that you will explore and make a part of your vacation memories. Known by several names that describe the cave's use over the years, Green Grotto Caves is a large labyrinth cave system with a rich cultural history. Measuring 1,525 meters in length and 12 meters in depth, the caves are the island's most prominent natural attraction.
Your adventure begins as you make your way through thick vegetation to the mouth of the caves. Descend below ground and be greeted by impressive stalactites, stalagmites and other unique limestone formations. The ceiling pockets are home to several species of Jamaica's bats including the Mustache and Jamaican fruit-eating bat. This extensive cave system also boasts a river and Grotto Lake, a crystal clear underground body of water.
Learn of the caves' rich cultural history starting with the Arawak Indians whose pottery shards are still unearthed periodically. Learn how the caves were used as a hideout by 17th century Spaniards during the English invasion of Jamaica and then used to smuggle arms to Cuba in the 20th century. At one point the caves were used by runaway slaves as well as a storage place for rum barrels by the government during the Second World War. If the caves feel familiar to you it might be because they were also filmed for a scene in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die.
Reserve your place on this 4-hour tour now and get ready to experience the underworld of Jamaica.
Please Note: Must be able to navigate stairs. Protective headgear provided.
Reviewer: Eileen Oswald
We had a very good time on this excursion. Our driver was friendly and knowledgeable. He pointed out places of interest along the nearly one hour drive. We were the only two people on this tour! At the caves, our guide was excellent - involved and humorous. There were about 10 people on the cave hike. We even saw a Jamaican boa!