things to do in black river
YS Falls Is one of Jamaica's finest natural attractions!
YS Falls opened in 1992. It is a nature-based attraction offering the opportunity to experience the beauty of the waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees.
There are seven waterfalls, several which cascade into natural pools. Some areas are fairly rocky and do not allow swimming.
Lifeguards on site, indicate which areas are for swimming, however, being able to swim is a requirement. There is a natural pool, fed by underground and above ground springs, which is more suitable for children and others unable to swim.
More recent additions to the attractions at YS Falls, include exhilarating canopy rides, which glide from the top of the falls to its base. These adventures are accompanied by experienced guides to take care of you along the way.
Hours: 9:30am – 3:30pm – Closed: Mondays & Local Public Holidays.
Phone:(876) 997-6360 – Email: email@example.com
Holland Bamboo, Bamboo Avenue
One of the most magnificent sights on the south coast main road is Bamboo Avenue, in the Holland area of St. Elizabeth Parish. Bamboo Avenue is a two and a half mile stretch of road between Lacovia and Middle Quarters which is lined with giant bamboo plants which tower above the road and cross in the middle to form a shady tunnel. The avenue was established in the 17th century by the owners of the Holland Estate to provide shade for travelers and to protect the road from erosion.
Other bamboo avenues exist in Jamaica, these are usually in mountainous regions. However, the bamboo avenue in Holland is the longest by far and the only one which covers a busy road.
Black River Safari
Discover the beauty of the South Coast with a boat tour. Launch up Jamaica's largest navigable river and through what is Jamaica's largest wetland area, Black River Safari the Black River lower morass.
The 1 1/2 hour boat tour up the Black River is well worth it. Cruise in a comfortable Safari boat past giant Red Mangrove trees with their stilt-like roots cascading from heights of over 40' down into the tranquil waters.
See the rare and endangered American Crocodile in it's natural habitat and view some of the 100 species of exotic birds in these unspoiled wetlands. You can also view local fisherman still catching fresh crabs in long, thin, traditional wooden canoes - in the same river as the crocodiles!