Green Grotto Caves

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Underneath the tropical paradise of Jamaica is a whole underground world waiting to be explored. Heading to Green Grotto Cave will give you the opportunity to see the large caves that exist just under the surface.

At 1.525 meters long and 12 meters deep, there is a labyrinth of caverns and a subterranean lake located within the walls of Green Grotto.

As you first pass the deceivingly small cave entrance, you will stumble into the large cavern, full of complex stalagmites, pocketed walls, and a ceiling inhabited by the bats that call the caves home. During your forty-five minute tour, you will learn how the the limestone rocks were, over decades, slowly carved by gently flowing water, until it created the cave that now stands. You will also be given a history of the cave, and how it played a part throughout Jamaica's history as shelter to the native Jamaicans, hideouts for smugglers, and storerooms for arms during World War II, until finally becoming a historic attraction in modern times.
Green Grotto Caves


Set in Saint Ann Parish, 1.8 miles north of Dumbarton, Green Grotto Caves always welcomes residents and travelers who are lodging in this area of Jamaica. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. If you're curious, Runaway Bay is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the east.

Green Grotto Caves is located between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, just five minutes east of Puerto Seco Beach.

Nearby Restaurants

There are numerous dining options to select from in the community near Green Grotto Caves. The most nearby restaurant to Green Grotto Caves is Coconut Tree Restuarant & Bar, a great eatery to eat at before checking out this cave. Ultimate Jerk Center and Don Pablo Gourmet Restaurant are some more refreshment choices nearby. At Don Pablo Gourmet Restaurant you might try a bit of contemporary cuisine and experience the Jamaica culture.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some other attractions nearby, including Seven Oaks Sanctuary For Wildlife, which is two and a half miles away Runaway Bay. Also think about visiting Addison Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Green Grotto Caves
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Seven Oaks Sanctuary For Wildlife -- 2.4 mi. (0.9 km) E Runaway Bay
Addison Park -- 4.9 mi. (8.4 km) S Browns Town
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Other Attraction 7.0 mi. (7.2 km) E 4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay
Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail -- 7.7 mi. (6.1 km) E 3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay

More Information


Green Grotto Caves is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Green Grotto asks that guests keep their protective head gear on at all times, that they do not litter or smoke, and that they do not do anything to disfigure the rocks within the cave.


The cost of entry into the caves, which includes a hard hat and a 45 minute guided tour, is $20(USD) for adults and $10(USD) for children between the ages of four and 12. Children three and under can enter for free.

Location: Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica


(876) 973-3217




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