Set in the lush rain forest outside Ocho Rios, Mystic Mountain is a nature theme park featuring thrill rides, gardens, and pools. Adrenaline junkies can zip through the jungle on ziplines and bobsleds, while more laid-back visitors can enjoy panoramic views on a chairlift canopy ride.
Race through the canopy at Mystic Mountain’s zipline course, which features a variety of platforms and cables up to 550 feet (168 meters) in length. The Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica ride allows you to control your own speed, accelerating for a wild ride or slowing down to enjoy views of the rain forest and Caribbean Sea. Finally, opt for the Sky Explorer: a chairlift that travels high above the treetops for incredible views of Ocho Rios and the nearby Dunn's River Falls. You can enjoy all three activities in one tour, with guaranteed admission during sold-out days, along with access to the butterfly garden, lookout tower, waterslides, and infinity pool.
Things to Know Before You Go
- If Mystic Mountain closes due to inclement weather, tickets are not refundable but can be applied to another day.
- The Sky Explorer has no age or height restrictions, passengers on the bobsled must be 46 inches (117 centimeters) tall, and zipline participants must be 6 years of age.
- The Sky Explorer is the best option for those with physical limitations or who don't meet the height or weight restrictions of the other rides.
How to Get There
Mystic Mountain is centrally located in Ocho Rios, just five minutes away from the city’s main cruise ship port. While it’s possible to arrive by taxi or private vehicle, most tours include round-trip transportation from the cruise port or downtown.
When to Get There
Inclement weather is the biggest threat to a Mystic Mountain visit. Jamaica's hurricane season spans from June 1 through November 30, and the rainiest months are May, October, and November. The nature park is popular with cruise line passengers—to avoid crowds, check the cruise ship schedule and pick a day when no ships are in port.
What to See Near Mystic Mountain
Climb up the tiered Dunn’s River Falls for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and Ocho Rios itself. Another must-see attraction is the Blue Hole, a limestone sinkhole filled with aquamarine water.