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The Green Grotto Caves & Attractions are located in Discovery Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica. The central feature of this natural attraction is a large labyrinth of limestone cave with numerous rock formations, stalactites, stalagmites, and an abundance of overhead ceiling pockets. The caves, which are just over 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the spot where Christopher Columbus landed in 1494, were sought after as a hideout by the Spanish during the takeover of the island by the English in 1655. The caves were also a haven for runaway slaves in the 18th century, and between the two World Wars they were used by smugglers running arms to Cuba.
In close proximity to the caves is the world famous Dunn's River Falls & Park, Jamaica's signature attraction. Here visitors can embark on a guided climb of the 940-foot (286.5-meter) falls or just relax on the beach.
Number of employees: 26
Percentage of local employees: 100%
The operations at the Green Grotto Caves & Attractions follows our Environmental Management System, which ensures that our guests/clients will enjoy the natural environment of our facilities. We recognize that our attraction has an important role to play in educating visitors about our environment, and specifically, the sensitive ecosystem found within and around our caves. Therefore we are committed to practicing environmentally sound behavior in all areas of our operations.
Accordingly, our specific actions to sustain the health or our local and global environment include:
Ages 4-12 years: US$10 per person
Over 12 years: US$20 per person
Includes entry, guided tour of caves, access to nature trail, and use of bump cap (protective head gear) for cave tour.
Nearest international airport: Montego Bay (SIA)
Travel time to nearest airport: 90 minutes
Fabia M. Lamm
St. Ann Development Company
Ocean Village Shopping Centre, P.O. Box 205
Ocho Rios, St. Ann
; +876/973-2766; +876/973-2767