The secret is out so it is no longer a mystery for you. Blue Hole also known as, The Secret Falls is certainly one of the top things to do in Jamaica. Situated just outside the resort town of Ocho Rios, this natural phenomenal waterfalls is a must visit for all able bodied persons. |
Jamaica has many natural water related attractions; in fact, the Tainos who are the indigenous people of the island named the country Xaymaca which means: “Land of Wood and Water”. On taking a closer look on the topography of the island, the name makes total sense. The evidences show that on one hand, two-thirds of Jamaica is covered with lime stone which makes the interior of the island mountainous and a haven for forestry. On the other hand, Jamaica has approximately one hundred and twenty rivers which both justify the nick name “Land of Wood and Water”.
Blessed with limestone, mountainous terrain and numerous fresh water sources Jamaica has the necessary elements that create and sustain stunning waterfall; the Secret Falls is one such wonder. In fact one would have to search really hard to find majestic waterfalls on flat lands.
The Secret Falls is now a secret shared with you. Also famously called the Blue Hole, the falls stands up to its name- with just a glance you will see the rich blueness of the water. It is hard to imagine, but totally conceivable that the blue green color is a direct result of the calcium released by the limestone.
The experience at the Secret Falls is guaranteed to be totally fun. The water gushes down and tumbles over the well polished lime stones from many emerald blue pools which range from shallow to deep. The Blue Hole is an exotic place, and is conducive for river frolicking thus offering its visitors with the option to dive, swim, cliff diving or rope swinging. Cave exploration is also an activity option which is totally safe.
If you will be in Jamaica and will be staying on the Northern Coast; especially in the Ocho Rios area, you should definitely treat yourself to a visit to this natural wonder. At the moment it is still in its natural state and not been spoiled by human interference. The Blue Hole Secret Falls is accessible by car. A local cab will get you there in less than no time. The attraction is run by the local community people who are friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. There are trained guides and licensed lifeguards who ensure your safety by providing life vests for the non-swimmers or those who may be a bit fearful. They are extremely helpful, efficient and aim to please the guests who visit the Secret Falls. Do not visit Jamaica without invest a little time to have fun at this unique waterfall; The Blue Hole in Jamaica is a wonder to behold and an unforgettable experience.
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