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Attractions In Ocho Rios Jamaica For Your Vacations

List of attractions in Ocho Rios Jamaica –things to see and do during your island vacatio

Ocho Rios is the most developed resort area in the Parish of St Ann. This town gets even more alive when travelers from cruise ships grace its shore.

This resort area and the town surrounding it is known as the lushest and greenest in all of Jamaica. It is common for tourists to treat themselves to an eco tour or other nature-related activities during their Ocho Rios Jamaica vacation.

Attractions And Activities in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Listed below is a list of attractions in Ocho Rios which are interesting especially if you’re staying longer than a day in town. Many of these attractions in Ocho Rios Jamaica are a bit far from the center, so you may have to rent a taxi or book a tour to go to these places.

Dunn’s River Falls And Beach
Almost every tourist visiting Ocho Rios Jamaica is going to go to Dunn’s River Falls. The adventure starts at the foot of the falls where there is a beach. You then climb up the many levels to the very top. For those interested in some souvenir shopping, there are also handicraft shops around the area, but don’t expect them to come at bargain prices.
Tip: Take good pair of shoes with you if you intend to walk up the falls

Jazz Festival
Every year, there is a jazz festival participated in by many stars of the jazz music world. For more info, visit the Ocho Rios Jazz website.

Dolphin cove
Not far from Dunn’s River Falls is the Dolphin Cove which is the only place in Jamaica where you can swim and interact with bottlenose dolphins ( imported from Mexico ). There are five scheduled interactions with a trained professional per day and it is advised that you book in advance.

The Dolphin Cove is also located amidst a tropical rainforest and if the Dolphins are becoming a bit too cute for you already, there are other interesting things to do like walking the jungle trail, eating at its Tree House Bar or just relaxing on its white sand beach.

Plantation Tours
Take a tour to one of Ocho Rios Jamaica’s many working plantations.

 

Other Things To Do During Your Ocho Rios Jamaica Vacation

  • Take a bicycle tour that goes downhill from the Blue Mountains. Very scenic and refreshing. Good for your heart too, even if it is downhill.
  • Book an eco tour and see the Coyaba River Gardens or the Shaw Park Botanical Gardens which overlook Ocho Rios Bay
  • Scuba dive Jamaica’s North coast
  • Eat at least once at The Ruins At The Falls Restaurant which is situated amidst a cascading waterfall and lush greenery and learn more about its interesting yet dark past.
  • Bob Marley fan? Go to his birthplace, Nine Mile, where his remains are also laid to rest. You might even find yourself listening to his mother’s ( or other relatives ) tales about her famous son.

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