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Green Grotto Caves

Green Grotto Caves

62 Reviews
A3 Highway, Discovery Bay, JMCAN10

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), during which you’ll learn about the caves’ geological and historical significance. Visit the caves as part of a half- or full-day tour from Falmouth or Ocho Rios, which sometimes include a stop at Dunn’s River Falls and lunch.

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Green Grotto Caves plus Dunn's River Falls Guided Tour from Ocho Rios
Green Grotto Caves plus Dunn's River Falls Guided Tour from Ocho Rios
$109.20 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Had a blast and made great memories
Driver was friendly and ride was pleasant. We had a fantastic guide for the cave tour, very informative and funny. The Dunn River Falls climb was a blast. Must do for anyone visiting Jamaica. My wife and I did this as part of our honeymoon and it was totally worth it.
Brandon_J, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Ocho Rios

Must do
Sarah_L, Mar 2021
Green Grotto Caves plus Dunn's River Falls Combo
The driver was amazing, kind, and knowledgeable about local culture and history. The tour guides were excellent and fun. Must see if you are in Jamaica.
Fascinating experience
Elizabeth_M, Nov 2020
Green Grotto Caves Excursion from Ocho Rios
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the green grotto caves. Our guide was so informative and funny too. The history of the caves is fascinating. We learned a lot.
Worth the $$$
jackson90241, Feb 2020
Green Grotto Caves from Montego Bay
It was an amazing experience! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, energetic & funny! Would def recommend!
Adventure23459674152, Jan 2020
Private transportation from Montego Bay to Green Grotto Caves Attraction
We loved this tour. The green grotto caves were one of the activities that we were looking forward to our entire trip in Jamaica and we were not disappointed. Our driver was great!! He got us there on time. He hopped into pictures. Talked to us the entire way there and back about the culture and life in Jamaica. Our tour guide in the cave was GREAT! he made it fun, we laughed ALOT, who knew being in a cave would be so much fun. There's a lot of history to learn and its definitely a must go see the beauty and history behind these caves. I definitely recommend. My family we were a big group! size 8! AND it felt very personalized! loved this

Things to Know Before You Go

  • You must pay admission and enter with a guide; children enter for half price and admission fees are included in most tour packages.

  • Look out for little bats as well as the hidden, crystal-clear lake made famous by the James Bond movie Live and Let Die in 1973.

  • Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes as the floors can be uneven and slippery.

  • Photos and recordings are prohibited inside the caves.

  • There are snacks and souvenirs for sale on-site.

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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 round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

The cave is open daily all year round—including on public holidays—from morning through to the late afternoon. Visit early for a quieter experience.

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The Caves’ Long History

The caves were originally occupied by the native Taínos, and you’ll be able to see some of their paintings, tools, and pottery fragments at the site. Then the Spanish colonized the cave, hiding from the invading British in 1655; some even used the tunnel linking the caves to Runaway Bay to flee to Cuba. Escaped enslaved people have also used the cave to hide and, during WWII, rum runners stored their booze-filled barrels here for safekeeping.

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