Jamaica might be best-known for its pristine beaches, reggae music and jerk chicken, but it’s also a treasure trove of natural wonders with a thriving collection of ecotourism attractions that range from natural springs and caves, to mountains and rivers. Nature lovers find an array of alluring attractions to explore in the island’s lush interior—think cascading waterfalls, turquoise lagoons and tropical rainforests, where you can hike, bike, swim and even bobsled. Don’t leave this Caribbean hotspot without indulging in a few of these favorite activities designed for nature lovers.
Visit Dunn’s River Falls
Dunn’s River Falls is a must-visit spot on any Jamaica itinerary. Located in Ochos Rios, it’s one of the country’s most beloved natural treasures and encompasses nearly 600 feet of terraced waterfalls. First discovered by the Spaniards who dubbed the area “La Chorrera”, the waterfall flows over rocks and limestone ledges, surrounded by a lush forest. Climb to the top tiers and soak up the area’s natural beauty as you cool off in the beautiful travertine pools. For a full day outing, take a Jamaican Catamaran Cruise to Dunn’s River Falls from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay. You can enjoy the scenic ocean cruise before making a splash at the falls and snorkeling atop colorful coral reefs.