What to Do: The River Walk Tour at Mayfield Falls, Jamaica

Jamaican waterfalls are some of the most beautiful in all the Caribbean. Because Jamaica is so mountainous you will find waterfalls all over the island. Located in the Dolphin Head Mountains in Glenbrook just a scenic 1-hour drive away from “the capital of casual” Negril, Mayfield Falls is one of the most unspoiled and tranquil areas in Jamaica, truly a hidden eco-tourist treasure.

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Situated on five-acres of lush tropical terrain, Mayfield Falls offers two sparkling waterfalls and twenty one mineral water pools, providing total refreshment and complete relaxation. It is an ideal location for day tours, nature walks, company retreats, weddings, meditation, special events, and school tours. Be one with nature as you spend a whole day in the mountains, playing under waterfalls, swimming in natural pools and jacuzzis, and relaxing under bamboo trees as the charming riverbed runs through farming country in a magnificent valley surrounded by serrated peaks.

Well known as an excellent spot for camping, hiking and picnicking Mayfield Falls is also a great place to enjoy cliff jumping, cave diving, 52 varieties of ferns, an abundance of exotic tropical flowers and plant species, several types of birds, butterflies, indigenous wildlife, local folk dances and tantalizing Jamaican cuisine. While at Mayfield Falls, visitors may choose to take The River Walk Tour. You will journey through the scenic western end of the island with its hidden caverns and waterfalls, lush rainforest and colourful coral reef system.

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The fabulous River Walk begins with bamboo bridge crossing the famous bridge, you follow the nature trail to the wonderland of Bamboo Village and your private hut overlooking the Mayfield River. One of their experienced guides will lead you on a stroll through dense forest, portage rivers and creeks to swim remote waterfalls and hike the hills of a distant valley to discover hidden caves used to hide runaway slaves.

You’ll enjoy a swim through the underwater cave and learn lost Jamaican secrets about herbs and wildlife. At the end of your River Walk adventure relax and enjoy a refreshing beverage and picnic with your friends at the Arawak Bamboo Village. A Caribbean feast served under a private bamboo hut overlooking the waterfalls. Prepared fresh on premises daily with a choice of Red Snapper or Chicken served with Rice &Peas, vegetables and a non-alcoholic beverage. Natural thatched hut dining at the river’s edge makes the setting as special as the meal!

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