Dunn's River Falls, Ocho Rios

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  • Enjoying a stop in the pool
    Enjoying a stop in the pool
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    Watching the climbers
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  • The bottom of the falls near the beach
    The bottom of the falls near the beach
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    Dunn's River Falls

    by hoofhearted Updated Aug 31, 2006

    Our trip to the Falls was arranged through the hotel concierge desk and involved a 10-15 minute bus ride down the coast. The area was a combination of jungle and beach with the 50 foot waterfall in the middle. The "tour" consisted of one guide who led our group of 20 from the sandy beach up the falls. The rocks are continally scrubbed to provide traction and water is refreshing (COLD!). Beautiful scenery, be sure to take your water camera.

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    Climb the Falls

    by raulaf Written Aug 4, 2006

    Dunn's River Falls was named after a British General who defeated the Spanish there and brought Jamaica under British rule. The falls and lush landscape is a sight to behold. If you are physically fit, it will take you approximately an hour to climb the entire falls and is very easy to navigate as the river is not too deep (no problem mon). However, make sure you wear water shoes because tennis shoes or going barefoot is not permitted. You can rent water shoes at the park for around $ 5. Admission to the park is around $ 15 U.S. dollars.

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    Dunn's River Falls

    by neurochic Written Nov 16, 2005

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    Dunn's River Falls is not too far from Ochos Rios and many of the large hotel chains offer excursions here. The falls is basically a series of falls on the side of this rock formation that you climb up. Be very careful because it can get quite slippery and its very easy to twist your ankle while climbing the falls. You will definitely get wet as you climb the rock formation and play and slide in the falls. Its quite a nice way to cool off in the Jamaican heat. Also many of the excursions also include lunch at the beach after your climb which is fun when your excursion guides try to start teaching you some Jamaican dances, including the famous "tootsie roll" or as Nelly would put it "get your eagle on girl".

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    Dunn's River Falls

    by RudoElCojonudo Updated Oct 4, 2005

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    You can't lost it if you are in Ocho Rios. It's a mixture of jungle, beautifull river falls and beaches.
    You can take a taxi or a bus to arrive there, but we went on foot. It won't take you more that 40 minutes walking.
    Once you are there you'll have to pay between 15-20 us$ to watch them, it's expesive but it's a great experience and probably you never see sth like that again.
    You can pay a guide to go with you in the river falls or you can go alone. If you are phisicaly well I would'n contract a guide, it's not so dangerous and you can decide your own route to climb the falls.
    After visiting the falls you can go to beach, a nice place full of locals.
    * OPENING HOURS:
    - Regular 8.30 a.m - 4.00 p.m
    - Cruise Ship Days (Wed, Thu, Fri) 7.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m
    * RATES:
    - Fees Jamaican Residents
    Adult J$300.00
    Child $150.00 (Ages 2-11 years)

    - Non-Resident
    Adult US$15.00 (or J$ equiv.)
    Child US$12.00 (or J$ equiv.) (Ages 2-11 years)

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    Waterfalls

    by amybrooke Written Aug 25, 2005

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    We went to Dunn's River Falls. It took about 30 minutes via a catamaran. They served beer and frozen drinks on the way there. Once there you climb up holding hands with everyone due to the slippery conditions. They will take your pictures as the water cascades behind you... very cold!! It is alot of fun. After you walk up the waterfall there will be some ladies at the top tossing down beads to the girls. You stay a while on the semi-secluded part of the island. While there you can take some really pretty pictures.

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    Dunn River Falls

    by KTSpen Written Feb 14, 2005

    This is a fun activity but don't expect the eldery to do it. A refreshing climb up the falls is fun. It is a group effort and I found myself holding hands with someone the entire time! The rocks can be a little slippery but there are guides to help your group get through.

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    Dunn's River Falls

    by Dabs Written Feb 9, 2005

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    A trip to Dunn's River Falls is an easy excursion from Ocho Rios and probably the most touristed spot on all of Jamaica. Although it is a bit of a tourist trap, if you go early and when there are no cruise ships in port, it makes for a nice trip.

    The Falls are very lush and pretty and the climb up is fun although I found the hand holding up the Falls to make the climb harder than it needed to be and rather annoying. It's not a terribly strenuous climb and there are several points at which you can get out if you need to.

    Bring aqua socks or an old pair of tennis shoes, a towel, bathing suit and a waterproof camera. The guides did take a few non waterproof cameras up the Falls for people but then you can't take pictures although they will take them of you.

    After the trip up the Falls, the guides will be looking for tips so bring a little cash with you. If you need to rent a pair of rubber shoes, you can do that for $5US and there are lockers if you need them.

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    Dunn's River Falls & National Park

    by queensgirl Written Oct 22, 2004

    Beautiful waterfalls situated in lush tropical foliage and beach area. You must climb the falls that part is the most fun. But you need sturdy water shoes because the currents from the falls will tear apart flip flops( I know from personal experience). The falls was the best site for me when I went to Jamaica. The Admission is about $10US for adults I don't what that is in Jamaican money. The falls itself remind me of stairs , but they are waterfall stairs with a strong current going against you because you are going up and thw falls down of course. It's fun!!! The foliage is pretty too.

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    Dunn's River Falls & Park

    by lolitajane Updated Aug 21, 2004

    This was an amazing experience, the best excursion we had ever booked! You start climbing by the sea level (make sure you wear water shoes or you will be the one to fall!) and hold hands with someone next to you. You'll notice that it's easier at the beginning, but it'll be getting harder as soon as you climb up. There are some spots to take pictures (take a waterproof cammera) and ask a guide to take the picture, they're kind (though this has a "cost", of course...you should tip them at the end of the climbing for their "kindness").
    I think it's something you should not miss when visiting Ocho Rios.

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    river falls

    by ugo381 Written Jul 5, 2004

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    what can be said about dunns river fall????? it is really a wonderful place. we had an unforgettable time being massaged by these 200 foot falls full of carved bath style form where you lay in and well like a spas!!
    and the falls makes it possible to hide behind the water ...to hide!! lol it was superb

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    river falls

    by ugo381 Written Jul 5, 2004

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    what can be said about dunns river fall????? it is really a wonderful place. we had an unforgettable time being massaged by these 200 foot falls full of carved bath style form where you lay in and well like a spas!!
    and the falls makes it possible to hide behind the water ...to hide!! lol it was superb

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    Dunn's River Falls

    by tpangelinan Written Jul 4, 2004

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    Dunn's River Falls is an other great experence located in Ocho Rios. Dunn's River Falls is almost next to Dolphins Cove, This shot is Dunn's River Falls spilling into the ocean, we are at Dolphins Cove. Dunn's River Falls is world known for an experence you will always remember. This trip requires a lot of climbing up wet rocks, so must should be sure footed.

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    Dunn's River Falls

    by MatthewMetcalfe Written May 28, 2004

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    Dunn's River falls is a waterfall that is approximately 600 feet high and dumps into the Caribbean. The water is refreshingly cool. You start at the bottom of the falls and climb to the top.

    It's a great place to go on a honeymoon and have your picture taken together in one of the pools you encounter while climbing.

    Often while climbing you'll be grabbing onto the rocky ledge on either side of the falls. Keep an eye out in the crevices for Land Crabs.

    Once at the top, there's a changing room and a couple of shops to buy your standard tourist junk before the trip ends.

    It's probably one of the best trips to do in Jamaica. Make sure you have a bathing suit and a pair of shoes suitable for climing wet rocks. Bring a change of clothes if you want to be dry afterward.

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    Dunns River Falls

    by pmicallef Written Apr 20, 2004

    The #1 attraction in Jamaica is just down the road from Ocho Rios and is a must-see. You'll need about 45 minutes to walk through the shallow river and up through the waterfalls in a gsupervised group- take waterproofs!

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    The beach where Dunn's River...

    by lar-n-me Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    The beach where Dunn's River Falls meets the Ocean. FABULOUS BEACH! Okay,...MAYBE it was coincidence there was a party happenin'. But whoa,...a beer drinking contest then a limbo contest within 20 minutes of each other? WE SAY YEAH

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  • May 14, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Dunn River Falls is beautiful but beware. I slipped on a rock almost fell over a stranger grabbed me around my waist, he saved my life. Also, i was wearing water shoes. Next time I will admire the falls from the steps.

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