Dunn’s River Falls
A National Treasure
Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s most famous attractions and with good reason. A beautiful cascading waterfall that empties into the sea, it is a rare sight to see such grandeur. The waterfall is gentle enough to climb and provides a spectacular backdrop for a most amazing tropical adventure. Make a day of it and enjoy the charming town of Ocho Rios while on your visit to our island paradise.
A Wondrous Waterfall
Located just west of bustling Ocho Rios, this attraction is easily accessible whether by private tour or public transportation. The park offers safe, private parking and locker rentals to keep your belongings secure while climbing the falls. The waterfall is an easy climb for most, and for small children, there’s a splash park on the property that features waterslides and play areas.
At the bottom of the waterfall, there’s a gorgeous white-sand beach with gentle, shallow water perfect for swimming. The base of the falls is quite picturesque. It’s an incredible experience to climb behind the water rushing down from the rocks above and peek out as it tumbles into the Caribbean Sea. People can usually be seen enjoying the water beating on their backs at the base of the falls, describing it as a natural, invigorating massage.
Bring your water shoes or purchase the adorable Jamaican-themed ones sold at the entrance as these will help you to navigate the climb safely. Feel free to tackle the falls on your own or utilize the help from the friendly, experienced guides. They offer routes up the falls based on your fitness level as some paths are easier than others.
The further up the climb you go, the more majestic the display gets. Stop and swim in several natural pools on different levels and take amazing pictures to mark your adventure. At the top of the falls, you’ll have the opportunity to grab a bite to eat and meander through the lush garden trails as the Dunn’s River flows through an impressive rainforest in the hills.
Zipline Over Dunn’s River
To see the falls from a different angle, try the ziplines and hanging bridges at Chukka Caribbean's Aerial Outpost Over Dunn's River. They offer several Dunn’s River tours, some that will allow you to arrive at the falls via party cruise. A few of their lines go directly over the falls which makes for an incredible sensory experience.
Before leaving for your next adventure, pick up a few souvenirs at the Dunn's River Craft Market, for items made by expert local artisans who will personalize your gifts and mementos on the spot.
Complete your day of adventure by perhaps stopping at the nearby Mystic Mountain to ride their Sky Explorer 700 feet into the air with a spectacular view of Ocho Rios bay, then going down the Rainforest Bobsled ride. Ocho Rios is filled with wonderful things to do whether you seek adventure or spending time on the beach with a colorful tropical cocktail in hand.