There’s more to Jamaica than just scrumptious food, stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. The island is bejeweled with fascinating hidden gems and natural wonders suited for anyone looking for an off the beaten path adrenaline rush or simply a tranquil day amongst seductive scenery. Numerous navigable rivers and exhilarating waterfalls offer a number of exciting opportunities for activities and adventures. To help you decide which ones to visit here’s a list of 5 Must See Rivers and Waterfalls in Jamaica:
Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios is one of Jamaica’s most celebrated national treasures. It is hands down the island’s most frequented waterfall and one of most popular attractions in the Caribbean. This 600-foot majestic waterfall, known as “the Niagara of Jamaica” sees thousands of visitors from around the world each year climbing the limestone rock formation as water cascades past them and splashes into the ocean below. A truly outstanding treasure for everyone from the adventurous tourist to the more cautious individuals and an experience the whole family can truly enjoy together.
There’s more to Jamaica than just scrumptious food, stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. The island’s navigable rivers also offer a number of opportunities for activities. Seven miles outside of bustling Ocho Rios, Jamaica is a 300 acre hidden paradise known as the White River Valley. Home to Jamaica’s White River; one of the eight rivers in the aptly named Ocho Rios found by the Spanish in the 17th century. It is famous for it’s rapids and alluring crystal clear pools and is a popular spot for vacationers looking for everything from romantic picnics to lazy river tubing and kayaking. Chukka Caribbean Adventures’ White River Kayaking combines the thrill of the river’s rushing waters with the quiet serenity of floating through a bamboo cathedral.
Your three mile (one hour), expertly guided kayak tour takes you along the White River, starting at The Old Spanish Bridge built by the first European settlers in the 17th century. Meander down the river in your own kayak as you marvel at magnificent rock formations, beautiful coconut plantations and quaint thatched huts nestling under the trees on the banks of the river. All whilst surrounded by awesome flora and fauna, spectacular mountain ranges, cliffs and valleys. Paddle your way through challenging rapids and enchanting lagoons under a canopy of lush tropical vegetation and huge bamboo groves.
November 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm | What to Do | No comment