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


Green Grotto Caves is located 1.8 miles north of Dumbarton, a village in Saint Ann Parish; it is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the west of Runaway Bay.

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

Nearby Restaurants

There are many eateries to select from in the area nearby Green Grotto Caves. The closest place to eat to Green Grotto Caves is Ultimate Jerk Center, which plates up Jamaican food. Ultimate Jerk Center is a brief distance off, but far enough that you might decide to make plans for taking advantage of a viable type of transportation to get there. Also nearby, you and your companions will have eateries like Don Pablo Gourmet Restaurant and Kidz Buffet where you and your party should be sure to try a bit of American fare and enjoy the culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some other activities nearby, including Addison Park, which is five miles away Browns Town. You might also want to consider visiting Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour, which is another attraction close by.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Attractions Near Green Grotto Caves
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
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
Bob Marley's Mausoleum Historic Site 12.9 mi. (17.4 km) SSE 10.8 mi. South-Southwest 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


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