Dunn's River Falls and Park, Ocho Rios

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For a different kind of water experience, visit Dunn's River Falls and Park, where you can climb naturally terraced waterfalls cascading down limestone tiers. One of Jamaica's major natural wonders, the falls drain into the Caribbean Sea and serve as the lush park's main feature. You can climb on your own or with the help of guides; though exhilarating, the ascent is suitable for a range of fitness levels. Don't forget your swimwear and a pair of rubber nonslip shoes, and take plenty of breaks during your climb to capture a few memorable images. If you prefer to stay dry, climb the stairs built right alongside the waterfall. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Dunn's River Falls and Park and many more Ocho Rios attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ocho Rios road trip planning website .
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  • The Falls were very pretty and there are a lot of worthy picture opportunities there. the only problem is there are way to many people. My wife and I got into a tour group that ended up having over 50...  more »
  • I have been to Dunn's River Falls twice (once last year and this year) and remain quite satisfied! Nature lovers beware as you will never want to leave the roaring and geographically spectacular water...  more »
  • We had a great time hiking the falls! Our tour guide was amazing and the video taken by Dunnsrivervideo is amazing.  more »
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  • Dunn’s River falls was one of my favorite parts of Jamaica. After you walk in and head toward the bottom of the falls, you end up at the beach with the beautiful blue ocean in front of you. Then it’s time to climb up the falls. It was so much fun! If you think you’ll need a hand getting up some tough spots, a tour guide will help you. I found the climb to be fairly easy but there are a few tricky spots. It looked like other guests were enjoying themselves too. I’d highly recommend going to the falls! I think we spent about 2 hours there but you could probably fill half a day.
  • Well, this was one of the most amazing places I've ever been to. Skill level 3 of 3 if you're going to climb the falls. The rocks weren't really that slippery but some were harder to climb up than others. People of all skill levels should visit here though to view and step on to the chilly water. It was $20pp to get in and that gave us access to the beach with very warm water and the cool waterfall water. Honestly, amazing to walk in to the ocean from cool to hot feeling water. After walking up the falls we didn't explore anything after. It was tiring but so worth it. The one thing I hated was how they had guys try to force themselves to be your guide. Just tell them to leave and figure the place out yourself. Use a locker at the top if you need a locker unless you want to walk back down and up after you're done going up the falls. Do not book on your cruise. Walk out of the port area and in town. Try to get a full cab of people and it'll be WAY better price even if you don't negotiate. Our tour stopped anywhere we wanted too.
  • The falls was absolutely gorgeous. My mother is afraid of heights so she initially did not want to climb it. The tour guide who led the climb talked her into it, put her at the front of the line( they line you up and you hold hands to keep one another from falling), and helped her with climbing. I also stupidly brought my iPhone ( don’t bring your phones people it will get wet). The guide held my phone the entire climb to protect it and took photos/ videos of my mom and I , so we didn’t have to buy pics. I wish I could remember his name! To the older gentlemen, thank you for making this a wonderful experience and helping my mom. You made her whole vacation. Yes there are shops at the end of the attraction when walking back to your bus/ taxi, but there are hagglers in many countries. They are not aggressive, just ignore them and continue walking out. Problem solved. Recommend for adventure seekers!
  • We went in 2014 and Jamaica was a stop on our cruise. After doing this excursion I have vowed never to go back to Jamaica. I have never been more annoyed or scared on any other excursion. The falls were an absolute joke that looked man-made. The guides hunted you down for their “tip” and the shops that they force you to go through are so aggressive that it scared me. The cab driver was a reckless and hated tourists. The whole time in his cab I was praying that I would make it back home to my kids. I was never more relieved to leave that Island!!! Never going back!!!!
  • My Wife and I had a wonderful time climbing the waterfall. When your ascending up the falls, about halfway up the local guides may mention an area on the right side of the falls where few dare to go. It’s a steep area where the water is flowing down fast and you have to climb up on a high rock even to start going this way. After two guys in front of me tried (one made it further than the other) but both wound up backing down and not going that way, it was my turn. I’ll admit, I was a bit scared. After making it on the ledge where water is gushing towards your whole body trying to push you back I went for it. The falls are so thick at this area the only way you can go up it is through the water, which means you won’t be able to see where your going...you have to feel your way to climb up on the rocks above. I actually can’t believe I was the only one who made it to the top of that area on the falls that day. What a great experience.
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