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Falmouth, Jamaica

If you don’t know Falmouth, it’s time you discover one of Jamaica’s most unique destinations. Ride horseback through Caribbean waters along a white-sand beach in Ocho Rios and climb the invigorating Dunn’s River Falls. Explore the mesmerizing Green Grotto Caves or drift down the emerald waters of the Martha Brae River on a bamboo gondola. Immerse yourself in vibrant culture as you tour the Good Hope Great House plantation and unwind on an award-winning beach in Montego. There are countless directions your vacation can take you. But in Falmouth, all roads lead to adventure.

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Falmouth, Jamaica

Port of Call in Caribbean

Where Jamaica's Best Adventures Converge

Situated on Jamaica's North coast between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Falmouth has something for all travelers. Visitors to falmouth will experience spectacular adventures at Dunn’s River Falls, and Caribbean’s best-preserved rich local treasures of the Caribbean like the Good Hope Great House. You can also soak up some sun and relax on beautiful white-sand beaches.

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

One of Jamaica's leading natural attractions, Dunn's River Falls are terraced, giant limestone stairs, measuring about 180 feet tall and 600 feet long and plunging into the sea. Climb the steps to the top, take a dip in one of the many pools or admire the falls at different vantage points from viewing platforms. 

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Fun, sun and relaxation are all yours at the Jewel of Runaway Bay Resort. Take a dip in the Caribbean Sea and enjoy a series of activities, such as windsurfing, and kayaking or simply lay out and absorb the panoramic ocean views.
  • Board the 30-foot bamboo raft that offers romantic and adventurous rides on the Martha Brae River. Sit back and relax as a raft captain guides you through an exceptional view of the island's tropical scenery.
  • Experience an exhilarating horseback ride through two of the island's former sugar plantations, Richmond and Llandovery. Then trot bareback along Chukka Beach's shoreline amid the caress of the Caribbean breeze.
  • Travel the cool clear waters of one of Jamaica's rivers as you drift down the Martha Brae River on a kayak or tube.

Culture and Leisure

At Good Hope Estate, stroll through one of the most sought-after houses of the 18th century. Celebrate life with savory scones, pastries, scrumptious sandwiches and special teas. Take in scenic views and pack in adventure the whole family can enjoy. Visit the resident potter's gallery and purchase souvenirs from the Trading House, the only one of its kind in the Caribbean.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

A trip to Falmouth, Jamaica, wouldn't be complete without sampling one of the more than 300 different jerk recipes that are cooked locally. From shrimp and lobster to chicken and pork, the jerk recipe is the signature of the city's tasty fare. Then indulge in their delectable rum cake and coffee.

Local Currency

The Jamaican dollar (JMD) is the official unit of currency. U.S. dollars, traveler's checks and credit cards are widely accepted. You'll be able to pay with U.S. dollars at nearly every restaurant and shop in town, but be prepared to get change in Jamaican dollars if U.S. currency is not available.

Weather in Falmouth, Jamaica


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 84° 28.89°
Average Low 72° 22.22°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 1.91 in 4.85 cm

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