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Dunn's River Falls & Park (Ocho Rios)

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  • Type: Natural Wonders
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.2)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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If you're staying in Ocho Rios or just visiting for the day, travelers insist you allot a couple of hours to climb the Dunn's River Falls. You can take a guided climb of the waterfall or just recline and relax on the beach at the bottom.  

Vacationers say that climbing along the rocks to the top of the falls isn't rigorous, but it can be slippery. Given that you'll be splashed, then soaked by the cascading water as you ascend, it's best if you leave your young kids (or any vacation buddies who aren't strong swimmers) at the foot of the falls. "If you take a waterproof camera, make sure it has a strong wrist strap, the water rushes by quickly," one TripAdvisor reviewer also recommends. Once you've captured all the right photos and retreated down the falls, you'll be pleased to find dressing rooms and a cafeteria that serves refreshments. 

Dunn's River Falls & Park is open every day from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. On days when cruise ships are in port, the park opens at 7 a.m. To enjoy the beach, explore the area and climb the falls adults will have to pay $20 USD; admission for children costs $12 USD. Tickets are sold at the front entrance and include the option of a guide to lead you up the falls (though guides do expect tips). Water shoes can be purchased on-site for $17 USD or rented for $7 USD per pair. Dunn's River Falls & Park's website provides further details.

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