Green Grotto Caves
Known by several names that describe the use of the caves over the years, Green Grotto Caves is a large labyrinth cave system with a history just as long as its tunnels. Measuring 1,525 meters in length and 12 meters in depth, the caves are the island's most prominent natural attraction.
Descend below ground to view magnificent stalactites, stalagmites and other unique limestone formations. Look up into the ceiling pockets to find several species of Jamaica's bats including the Mustache and Jamaican fruit-eating bat. The caves have several sunlight holes that help illuminate the numerous chambers. Keep an eye out for various life forms including snails and snakes. This extensive cave system also boasts a river and Grotto Lake, a crystal clear underground body of water.
Discover the caves' diverse cultural history starting with the Arawak Indians whose pottery shards are still unearthed from time to time. Learn how the caves were used as a hideout by the Spaniards during the English invasion of Jamaica in the 17th century 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 you like mystery and adventure, you will love this chance to discover Jamaica's hidden underworld. Book this 3-hour tour now and be sure to bring your camera.
Please Note: Must be able to navigate stairs. Protective headgear provided.