Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How to make the best of your visit to Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica

While touring Jamaica, there is one attraction that you must visit and that is Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. If you are staying in a hotel or Jamaica villas, the staff would arrange the transport for you. Alternatively, you can arrange for one of the many tours that are available. The cost is pretty moderate, about $30 per person.

Be ready to leave your Jamaica accommodation rentals by 8:00 a.m. and you will be able to return around 1:00 p.m. However, you can stay on and explore some other attractions such as the Dolphins cove that is located nearby. But back to the Dunn’s River Falls.

Remember to wear a swim suit because the best part of the trip is that you can jump into the water and climb up the stone stairs leading up to the top of the waterfall. Also wear canvas shoes and ofcourse, sunscreen. Life jackets are provided at the base of the falls wading pool. You will be assigned a group and along with the other members, you will then begin the trek up through the water falls.

You can pause at intervals as you climb up the natural stair case as the water from the falls flows over you and cascades toward the sea to take pictures and admire the spectacular surrounding views.

There are escape routes are available all along the climb and so if you feel really tired and wish to opt out of the climb, there are exit personnel on plateaus to help you leave toward the terrace or decks.

You can enjoy the view of the water cascading over you by sitting on the ledge and admiring the tropical foliage, bamboos, lilies, crotons, and wild orchids.

Once you reach the top of the falls, you can take in the views, click photographs and purchase souvenirs. If the climb has left you hungry, you can also enjoy a light lunch and soft drinks before heading back to your Jamaica villas. You can also purchase the pictures that are being taken by the staff at the end of your trek up the Dunns River Falls.

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