Dunn’s River Falls located in Ocho Rios is a 180 foot high and 600 foot long waterfall. It is terraced with small lagoons and some man made formations to make it easier to climb. Climbing the falls does require a level of fitness and is not for the faint of heart. I would YouTube some videos before going to see if you are up for it. The climb takes about an hour to an hour and a half. We took a taxi to the falls instead of going with a tour for double the cost.
At the park you will pay $20 US for adults or $12 US for a child to enter. Bring your own water shoes or you will have to pay to rent. You have the option of a guide taking you up but you are expected to tip at the end so not exactly free but still a great option. The guide will take your camera and take photos as you climb and there are lots of spots for photo ops. The only downfall to the guide is you are in a group with other families who could move at a slower pace than you would like. If I went again I think I would go without a guide in order to go at my own pace. I wouldn’t recommend going with young children because they can’t reach from rock to rock while climbing.
We went when it was overcast weather but the falls were still very warm. I would avoid going on the days the cruise ships dock or it could be very busy. When leaving the falls there is a market where they are very pushy. I would walk past without looking at anything to avoid being talked to by every vendor. I loved this excursion and would do it again if I went back to Jamaica. It’s also very affordable for an amazing experience. Bring a waterproof camera or a go pro so you don’t have to go up with a guide.
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