Encapsulated by thick vegetation and supplied with tranquil waters flowing from its depths, The Green Grotto Caves are a prominent tourist attraction on the northern coast of Jamaica. Its history can be attributed with diverse groups of people including its first inhabitants, the Arawak Indians (Tainos) who used the caves for various purposes.


Embark on a journey to explore the underworld charm that encompasses a green cavern of mystery and adventure and a slice of Jamaica’s history.

When the English invaded the island of Jamaica during the 17th century, the Green Grotto Caves were used as a hideout for the Spaniards who were being driven out of the country.

In the mid-20th century, between the two world wars, these caves were used by smugglers running arms to Cuba. During the Second World War, the Government of Jamaica used the entrance of the cave as a storeroom for rum in barrels. Proof of this is evident in the multiple fragments of pottery and artifacts that are unearthed from time to time.

The main feature of this 1,525-metre long and 12 meters deep popular attraction is the large labyrinthine limestone cave with its unique rock formations, its stalactites, stalagmites and abundance of overhead ceiling pockets, and bats.


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Good to know

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Also carry a bottle of water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.


St. Ann Parish, Jamaica
Green Grotto Caves
Jamaica history
things to do in Jamaica
Jamaica vacation

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