Ocho Rios is not only about beautiful beaches. Also known as “the Garden Parish”, this Jamaican destination features natural wonders that will make your jaw drop: waterfalls.
Dunn’s River Falls
Imagine cool, refreshing spring water cascading off huge boulders. Imagine yourself climbing the famous 600-foot Dunn’s River Falls. The terraced waterfall offers the climb of a lifetime at this most popular attraction in Jamaica. They say this is the place where heaven spills into the sea, you would think you’ve reached the pearly gates. Climb hand in hand over rocks against gushing water and make your way through the torrents towards the top of this natural wonder. Hollywood has been drawn to it, too, as the falls and its lagoons have been used in films like Dr. No and Cocktail. Geologists call the falls a living phenomenon because they continuously rejuvenate themselves by drawing mineral deposits from the river. In addition, the swift cascades flow into the Caribbean Sea, a rarity among world’s waterfalls. Climb with expert guides up hundreds of feet and marvel at the views from the top.
Ocho Rios Enchanted Gardens
Positioned in a natural river gorge with acres of lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls with roaming streams and a natural spring pool is the Ocho Rios Enchanted Gardens. Explore a world of tropical fantasy as you travel the terrain of exquisite rainforest surrounded by breathtaking beauty. Learn about different species of flowers such as lilies, hibiscus, and orchids. Tour the large “free-flight” walking aviary with over 80 species of magnificent tropical birds from around the world. Feed, pet, and speak to the birds as they land on your hand and head. Meet Scotty, the friendly Macaw, and listen to Mandela, the chattering Lory who imitates ambulance sirens and catcalls. Stay as long as you want and enjoy a cool drink at the Enchanted Bar or purchase souvenirs and local crafts at the gift shop to take home!