Overview

Known as one of Jamaica's national treasures, Dunn's River Falls is 180 feet high and 600 feet long and empties into the Caribbean Sea.

Description

One of the most picturesque spots of Jamaica, Dunn’s River Falls is a distinctive one as you can climb the waterfalls. Located near Ocho Rios, these iconic falls are perfect to go trekking, relax on the beach, or chill in one of the many natural pools.

What makes these falls unique is that they are continuously growing and reshaping. Calcium carbonate from the river and travertine rock are deposited as the water flows over the falls which results in hundreds of small dome-shaped cataracts or rock-like obstacles along the path of the waterfall. These cataracts are usually associated with thermal spring activity found in limestone caves. This combined with the fact that it’s located by the sea, gives Dunn's River the distinction of being the only one of its kind in the Caribbean.

Schedule

Timings
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Child allowed age
4 - 12 years

Good to know

  • It is required to wear water shoes when climbing the falls. You can rent a pair of water shoes for $10 USD.

Address

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Dunn’s River Falls
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