Jamaica is the “Land of Wood and Water” and home to some of the best eco tours in the Caribbean. Visit the biggest and best waterfalls and rivers in Jamaica including trips to any of these great locations and you will bear witness to the wonder and beauty of outdoor Jamaica.
Mayfield Falls and Mayfield River Walk
Mayfield Falls is my personal favorite waterfalls for fun and swimming especially if children are involved. I recommend this park and trip over YS Falls if you wish to make a full day of waterfalls and water adventures and you are taking the kids on an adventure. Mayfield is a half day or full day trip from Negril and Montego Bay.
YS Falls and Zip Lines Rides
YS Falls has taller and more beautiful waterfalls with large pools for swimming and a really cool Zip line canopy adventure that is lots of fun for adults but not as much so for younger children when the river is running hard and you are unable to enter as it happens on occasion. I would recommend this as an extreme adventure for those looking for the thrill of the zip line but not for those interested in walking directly in the river as you ascend to the top like you can at Mayfield. YS falls has a boardwalk that runs the up the falls where you can swim in many of the lovely pools and even head under the ragin river as it flows down over you YS Falls is a functioning farm and thouroughbred stables with some of the most beautiful horses and cattle in Jamaica.
Roaring Rivers Park and Cafe
Roaring rivers is located just outside of Sav La Mar and Negril in Petersfield Jamaica. It appears to be the shortest drive to a mineral springs swim from Negril and it’s a beautiful area in the hills with lots of lush green space that just blows me away. My camera just does not do justice the awesome sight of the surrounding mountains and the dense tropical vegetation of “the bush” as they call it there. Swimming at Roaring rivers is done either deep within an underground cave for the best in Jamaica healing mineral baths or up top in a larger spring fed reservoir used by locals to cool off in the hot Jamaican sun. They say 20 minutes in the spring fed lagoon will keep you cool all day long and I can believe it. It was a great time and I have been back many many times since it’s so much fun. Tourists are charged $20 for access to the cave by the Roaring Rivers Development Association and for a days relaxation in the drinkable waters its a deal. Local lunch packages and more available upon request or we can skip this and head straight up to Benjis Paradise for the riverhead and the seven large springs fed by the rains from the surrounding mountains. The river peaks during the rainy season in October and this is the best time for trips but the rover is beautiful all year round.
View my review and photos of Roaring Rivers Park and Cave in Petersfield Jamaica.
Dunns Rivers Falls
Dunns River is a must do for many but the high level of tourist use and the number of cruise ships that dump a zillion people in a herd is uncomfortable to say the least. The trips for those visitors is designed to get them up the hill and down as fast and safe as possible, They are not as interested in you spending the day at Dunns River and enjoying the full facilities. Many never visit the great beach at Dunns River or take time to sample some local food with a nice meal at the restaurant but there is much more to do at Dunns than just the falls. Take a private trip with us and enjoy the natural beauty on your own pace. Take a mask and snorkel and jump into the ocean where the river pours out into the Caribbean Sea and the near shore reef is teaming with exotic tropical fish. Make the hike up the river at your leisure or just sit in the refreshing water and relax with a natural massage from the pounding waters.
Black River Safari
The Black River Safari is one of them most beautiful and historic river tours in Jamaica. Black River is one of the oldest developed cities in Jamaica with lots of culture and history. Enjoy a cruise down the Black River and see the bountiful Jamaican Wildlife including exotic birds and the rare Jamaican Crocodile.
Holywell Park Waterfall
The tallest waterfalls in Jamaica are located deep within the tropical rainforest high up in the John Crow Blue Mountains outside of Kingston Jamaica and about a 45 minute hike from the campgrounds at Holywell Park. This may be the most peaceful and beautiful hike you will make in Jamaica and the walk is worth the effort even without the fabulous and secluded waterfall. I have only been there one time with the family but it was a very memorable event as we spent over an hour just sitting in the water naked and all alone in the world.No tag for this post.