Ocho Rios is located on the northeast coast of Jamaica and ranks among the best coastal vacation options in the Caribbean. In addition to beaches with soft white sands, this city offers tourist complexes and facilities, as well as clearly contrasted shopping venues: from luxurious malls to local markets full of handicrafts and other souvenirs.
In Seville Great House and Heritage Park, it is possible to know the origins of this island and its people. This settlement of the Taino Indians, dating back 1,500 years, becomes an ethnographic and exhilarating attraction.
Beyond the fun, heritage, and musical and pleasant atmosphere of the town, Ocho Ríos is characterized by the exuberance of its natural parks, among which Cranbrook Flower Forest stands out, a perfect enclave to walk, fish, watch birds and travel it on horseback or donkey.
In addition, the Shaw Park Botanical Garden, which is located five minutes from the city by car and on a high hill overlooking the sea, as well as the Green Grotto Caves, unbeatable for cavers for their wonderful landscape of stalactites and stalagmites, are good examples of the offer of attractive natural spaces in this town.
There are many beach areas you can explore in Ocho Rios Bay, notably James Bond Beach and Reggae Beach.
There are many sports disciplines for which Ocho Ríos has ideal settings, such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and snorkeling, among others. Activity and adventure are an essential part of this land of rivers and springs.
Jamaican music gives off incomparable tropical vibes, especially reggae. Be sure to attend a live show at one of its nightclubs such as The Jungle Night Club, Sports Bar & Grill.
Beyond the excellent food, local and international, served at the all-inclusive resorts, it is worth exploring Ocho Rios’ succulent dining scene, in which fresh seafood plays a decisive role.
Reggae genius Bob Marley was born and rests forever in a peaceful little town called Nine Mile, which is located in the hills of Santa Ana. Get away from the standard tourist routes and pay a visit to this place where you will get very close to it. mythical figure.
The Dunn River Falls, which are very close to Ocho Rios, is one of its main tourist attractions, a forest enclave in which the waters cascade down the side of a mountain, endowed with a park and a private beach. At a height of over 300 meters, visitors can climb and splash around the area, as well as admire the limestone caves that surround them. The terraces offer panoramic views and recommended lunches, such as picnics.
If adventure seduces you, the Mystic Mountain will captivate you. This 213-meter high mountain offers numerous outdoor activities in the lush forest that surrounds it. In addition to the flora, the river currents, and the memorable views, it has attractions such as the Sky Explorer, a chairlift with impeccable views; the Bobsled Jamaica, a ride through the rainforest on bobsleds; and an unforgettable zip line activity.
The Coyaba River Garden includes the Island History Museum and an extraordinary combination of buildings typical of Jamaican and Spanish architecture, as well as a beautiful 12,500-square-meter garden, the majestic Mahoe, and Ysassis waterfalls, a wonderful viewpoint, and a great place to relax: Blue Mountain Coffee.
At Dolphin Cove, you can interact with dolphins and even swim with them. In addition, you will find rays, sharks, and also camels that you can pet before riding them. Another available entertainment is horseback riding through the oasis, Jamaican cooking classes, and tours of an exotic aviary. At the end of the day, stop by the Beach Grill and treat yourself to a menu or some wonderful Caribbean sandwiches.
Shaw Park Botanical Garden is an unspoiled piece of paradise noted for its lush greenery, beautiful waterfalls, and tranquil surroundings. Ideal for private events, especially weddings, it allows you to take a quick dip in its river pool, so you should not forget your swimsuit when you go. Once at the top, after observing the beautiful panorama, relax at night in the bars scattered around the hillside.