Jamaica Waterfalls

Waterfalls of Jamaica – Locations, Guides and Tour Operators

A great way to explore Jamaica is to visit her waterfalls – Excursions usually involve a short hike to the falls, where you can cool off under a Caribbean stream of water!

Plan your vacation with Active Caribbean Travel – Discover Jamaica’s waterfalls with a knowledgeable guide

The best locations for wet and wild waterfall experiences in Jamaica:

  • YS Falls, located in the south-west part of island between Negril and Kingston features a spectacular seven-tiered cascading waterfall
    • Also enjoy wading pools (one with a rope swing), exciting canopy rides, river tube rides, and a zip-line
  • Mayfield Falls can be found nestled in the Dolphin Head Mountains, on the west end of the island between Negril and Montego Bay
    • Take a short hike along a bamboo stairway, across manicured lawns and a wooden bridge to a Rasta village (Reggae Style Mayfield Village)
    • A guide will accompany you along the snaking river so that you can enjoy a number of mineral pools, the waterfalls along as well as taste local foods.
  • The most iconic tourist attraction in Jamaica is of course, Dunn’s River Falls (just west of Ocho Rios). Although it’s always crowded with tourists, this is a beautiful area.
    • Join hands with others and walk part-way up the 600 feet (180m) tall gorgeous waterfalls on it’s natural calcium carbonate based steps.
  • Plan your vacation with Active Caribbean Travel – Discover Jamaica’s waterfalls with a knowledgeable guideLess visited waterfalls in the east end of Jamaica include:
    • Reach Falls – Just under an hour east of Port Antonio.  This hidden gem has been featured in a couple of major movies.
    • Somerset Falls – Less than 1/2 an hour west of Port Antonio.  These falls are situated in a natural garden with ponds.
    • Tacky Falls – Just under an hour east of Ochos Rios.  Located in a private, somewhat un-maintained private area
    • Scatter Waterfalls – Located in the Rio Grande Valley south of Port Antonio.  Private grounds with several trails and a campground
    • Reggae Falls (Damhead) – About 2 hours east of Kingston.  A large old / abandoned hydro dam.

Be safe and sure with a local guide or tour operator

Tour operators or local Guides are recommended for most waterfall adventures.

add Hiking specific Tour guides / operators… Hotels etc… with links!  Regional if appropriate


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