Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Guided tours
Yes
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Rated the #1 best thing to do in Jamaica by U.S. News, Dunn’s River Falls and Park earns that its rank by its lush tropical park and the unique opportunity to climb a waterfall. Walk through a beautiful tropical park filled with lush green ferns, bamboo, palms, and exotic flowers. Tantalize your taste buds with Jamaican cuisine in the cafeteria, or bring a picnic. Whatever you do, be sure to pack watershoes for your waterfall climbing adventure.

Adventurers are invited to make their way up the waterfall as the rapidly flowing water cascades to the Caribbean Sea. Visitors cautiously maneuver up the waterfall with the help of a guide, and by holding the hands of friends, family, and strangers. Working together to summit the waterfall, adventurers carefully step through the splashing water and wade through natural pools created by the waterfall.

The waterfall is unusual. Calcium carbonate from the river is deposited as it flows over the falls, constantly regenerating the waterfall. This type of small dome-shaped waterfall is usually caused by thermal spring activity and found in limestone caves, but here at the famous Dunn’s River Falls guests can bask in the sunshine as they climb the falls.

Dunn’s River Falls and Park has an interesting history. It’s believed to be the site where the 1657 battle was fought between the Spanish and English for possession of the island.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Climb waterfall. Beautiful park with tropical plants and flowers.

Cons

Crowds.

Features

Waterfalls
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Geologically significant
Guided tours
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Wildflowers

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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