Dunn’s River Falls is a world famous waterfall near Ocho Rios, Jamaica and a major Caribbean tourist attraction that receives thousands of visitors each year.
At about 180 feet (55 m) high and 600 feet (180 m) long, the waterfalls are terraced like giant natural stairs. Several small and beautiful lagoons are interspersed among the vertical sections of the falls.
Dunn’s River Falls is one of the very few waterfalls in the world that empties directly into the sea. It meets the Caribbean Sea at the western end of a stunning white-sand beach.
Climbing the waterfalls is a popular and fun activity and is often, but not exclusively, performed with the help of tour guides from the park. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to climb with short breaks for photographs and video recordings taken by the guides.
Dunn’s River Falls are fed by spring water, which is rich with calcium carbonate and is depositing the mineral travertine. Such waterfalls are described by geologists as “a living phenomenon” because they are continuously rebuilt by the sediments in spring water.