YS Falls

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This waterfall is the center of attention at the adventure park that has developed around it. More than for just relaxing at, this waterfall boasts zip-lines, rope swings, and wonderful hiking trails that you can walk to explore the jungle around. This waterfall truly has all the excitement of an amusement park while still maintaining its natural beauty.

This swimming paradise consists of seven layers of falls that cascade down into several pools. The thick canopy above the falls make it a prime location for relaxing in the shade, or taking to the skies in the fall's zip-lining adventure and seeing the falls from above. Of course, swimming in the falls is also an option, as the cool water is sure to be refreshing. However, do not expect a secluded and natural atmosphere, this attraction is developed and full of locals and tourist alike.


Set in , always welcomes residents and guests who are lodging in this part of Jamaica. Even if you aren't staying in this location, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun.

YS Falls is located towards the center of the island and may be difficult to find for non-locals. Luckily, this is a popular tourist attraction and will be a planned trip for any tour group. However, if you want to drive there yourself, the waterfall is located directly to the South of Ipswich. While just South of Ipswich, just look out for the signs that will lead you to the falls.

Located in Saint Elizabeth Parish, 1.1 miles southeast of Redgate, YS Falls happily welcomes tourists rooming in this area of Jamaica. Even if you aren't staying in this location, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. If you're curious, Black River is eight and a half miles (14 kilometers) to the south.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending some time exploring the area could be having a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of the waterfall. The most frequented nearby eatery to YS Falls is Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center, a great restaurant to dine at on your way to visiting the waterfall. Also within reach, you'll find restaurants including K & K Sport Bar & Jerk Center and Norma Bennett Snack Counter so if you're lucky, at least one of these close by dining establishments will placate the entire group.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local attractions include Apple Valley Park, which is four miles away Saint Elizabeth Parish. Also consider making the trip to Appleton Estate Rum Distillery, which is another attraction in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near YS Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Apple Valley Park -- 4.1 mi. (17.4 km) E 10.8 mi. Northeast of Black River
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Other Attraction 6.4 mi. (20.1 km) E 12.5 mi. Northeast of Black River
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 6.8 mi. (11.2 km) SE E Lacovia
Croydon in the Mountains --Other Places-- 9.2 mi. (23.0 km) NNW 14.3 mi. South of Montego Bay

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There is a main entrance fee to enter the falls of $15 and $7.50 for Adults and Children respectively. In addition, other activities such as zip-lining and tubing cost extra; $6 for twenty minutes of tubing and $42 and $20 for adult and children zip-lining.


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