Duration: 4 hours
Departs: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Price from USD 72.00
The Green Grotto Caves, known at various times as the Runaway Bay Caves, are among Jamaica's most prominent natural attractions. Having seen visitors since the 18th century, the Green Grotto Caves have earned international acclaim.
The tour begins at pick up from the lobby your Ocho Rios hotel or at the Ocho Rios cruise port. From there you will journey along the coastal highway to Discovery Bay where the Green Grotto Caves are situated on 64 acres (25.9 hectares) of beautiful Jamaican land. The Caves are located between the resort centers of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay with Discovery Bay to the west and Runaway Bay to the east.
The central feature of this natural attraction is the large labyrinthine limestone cave with its numerous rock formations, its stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets. Your guide will explain the rich history of the caves, telling the story of the people who have used the caves for various purposes over the years. The discovery of cave paintings, tools and fragments of pottery indicate that the original inhabitants of the caves were the Taino Indians who would have used the caves for shelter.