Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s national treasures
Globally, it is as well-known as Reggae and equally stimulating. There are few places where the Arawak name “Xayamaca” – land of rivers and springs – is more apt. The Spaniards called the area “Las Chorreras” – the waterfalls or springs – and it is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the island. A stone’s throw from Ocho Rios, one of Jamaica’s fastest growing resort centres, Dunn’s River Falls is unique. Described as a living and growing phenomenon, it continuously regenerates itself from deposits of travertine rock, the result of precipitation of calcium carbonate from the river, as it flows over the falls. The small dome-shaped cataracts are usually associated with thermal spring activity found in limestone caves. This, combined with its location near to the sea, gives Dunn’s River the distinction of being the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, if not the world.
Families will enjoy the swim; the water is mountain runoff and fairly cold, which is perfect on particularly hot days. The site is also close to Ocho Rios’ land and sea attractions, restaurants, and the Caribbean coast. Many Dunn’s River Falls tours combine a visit to the falls and park with river tubing, a shopping tour in Ocho Rios, a party cruise, or a stop at the Blue Hole or Luminous Lagoon.
Those who don’t wish to climb the falls can hang out at the observation deck, made for sunning and viewing.You’ll find a snack bar and souvenirs for sale on the premises.Wear water shoes or sandals suitable for the slippery rocks.Bring cash for entrance fees (if visiting independently) and a waterproof camera.
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USA: 516-633-4080 JAMAICA: 876-972-2639