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About Dunns River Falls and Beach



Dunn's River Falls is a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios, Jamaica and a major Caribbean tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors each year.

About 180 feet (55 m) high and 600 feet (180 m) long, the waterfalls are terraced like giant stair steps of which some are man-made improvements. Several small lagoons are interspersed among the vertical sections of the falls.

The falls empties itself into the nearby Caribbean Sea, where there are also various beach activities.

Climbing up the waterfalls is a popular tourist activity and is often, but not exclusively, performed with the help of tour guides from the park. It takes around 1-1.5 hours to climb with short breaks for photographs and video recordings taken by the tour guides. The falls area bordered by lush, green vegetation that shades the area from the sun. This helps keep the area cool as people try to climb the waterfall. The falls can be hiked with relative ease, often in a hand-holding human chain led by a guide