Tacky Falls

For a truly natural wonder, Tacky Falls is the secluded place to be. This hidden treasure is a mix of nature trail, swimming pool, and water park; it will not be a place you will soon forget, if you can manage to find it.

Tucked deep into the dense Jamaican forest, this this tall waterfall is surrounded by undeveloped land. You will have nearly ultimate privacy as you swim and explore. Just be careful, as the trails are steep and often wet, making it easy to trip and fall. Good shoes are requires that have superb traction. Also, do not expect any food vendors here, you will need to bring your own food, as well as chairs and a blanket if you are planning on having a picnic.


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This waterfall requires a tour guide or someone who has visit the waterfall many times, as even many locals do not know where it is.

Positioned in Portland Parish, west of Hope Bay, Tacky Falls happily welcomes local residents and travelers rooming in this section of Jamaica. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you are free to stop by to enjoy a great time. If you're curious, Port Antonio is to the east.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending some time exploring the area is eating food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the waterfall. The most convenient eatery to Tacky Falls is Dickie's Best Kept Secret, which has a menu full of Jamaican food. Also close-by, you and your companions will have eateries including San San Tropez and Belinda's where you and your party can't get up and go without sampling their specialty barbecue.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby attractions include The Blue Mountains National Park, which is within traveling distance in the Blue Mountains. You might want to also think about heading to Neville Antonio Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Tacky Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
The Blue Mountains National Park -- 6.3 mi. (18.0 km) SW 11.2 mi. Northeast of Kingston
Neville Antonio Park -- 10.6 mi. (0.2 km) E Port Antonio
Folly Lighthouse Other Attraction 11.2 mi. (1.3 km) E Port Antonio
Folly Ruins Historic Site 11.4 mi. (1.4 km) E Port Antonio

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