Jamaica Sights

Dunn's River Falls

  • Off Rte. A1 Map It
  • Ocho Rios
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Dunn's River Falls, Jamaica, Caribbean

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Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

One of Jamaica's most popular attractions is an eye-catching sight: 600 feet of cold, clear mountain water splashing over a series of stone steps to the warm Caribbean Sea. The best way to enjoy the falls is to climb the slippery steps: don a swimsuit, take the hand of the person ahead of you, and trust that the chain of hands and bodies leads to an experienced guide. The leaders of the climbs are personable fellows who reel off bits of local lore while telling you where to step; you can hire a guide's service for a tip of a few dollars. After the climb, you exit through a crowded market, another reminder that this is one of Jamaica's top tourist attractions. If you can, try to visit on a day when no cruise ships are in port. Always climb with a licensed guide at Dunn's River Falls. Freelance guides might be a little cheaper, but the experienced guides can tell you just where to plant each footstep—helping you prevent a fall.

Sight Information


Off Rte. A1, between St. Ann's Bay and Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica

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Sight Details:

  • $20
  • Daily 8:30–5; last entry at 4

Published 10/12/2015


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