Discovering Ocho Rios

You are planning to visit our beautiful country. This is the best decision that you can take. During your trip in the soul of the Caribbean you will feel spiritual accomplished, relax, happy, beautiful, full of positive energy and in love with our traditions, culture, sun, beaches, food, and of course you will make friends for a life time.

During your amazing vacation you should live the experience of Discovering Ocho Rios, a place where people, beaches, sun, colors, food meet together and create a paradise.

A Brief History

Ocho Rios is located on the North Coast of the island, in the parish of Saint Ann. The legends say that when Christopher Columbus first discovered Jamaica, his first touch with our amazing land was here in Ocho Rios.

Just by hearing its name your imagination will take you into a paradise surrounded by eight rivers. Well, it is not exactly like this. No, no, I am not saying that this place is not a paradise. Actually, the truth is that this town is not surrounded by eight rivers.

The name of the city: Ocho Rios, which in Spanish means “Eight Rivers”, is just a misnomer. It is believed that the English conquistadores damaged the original name of the village: Las Chorreras (The Waterfalls) and transformed it in nowadays name.

A Brief Description of Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios, the fishing village from the past, now is regarded as one of the best places to spend a vacation in Jamaica. But its fame is not due to its impressive look as a city. The main attractions of Ocho Rios are actually the surrounded areas.

Ocho Rios is a large port which hosts cruise ships, but also cargo ships transporting sugar, limestone and many other products.

Scuba diving, kite surfing, surfing, windsurfing and many other water sports are part of this region life. Here you will find plenty of professional persons who can teach you whatever water sport you can imagine. The courses can be held at different levels. So, even if you are skiing or diving at a professional level, for sure there are some tricks that can be learnt from those who spent all their lives in and on the ocean.

Closer to Ocho Rivers is the Dunn’s River Falls, one of the most impressive falls in the Caribbean which attracts yearly thousands of curious tourists.

How do you find the idea of swimming with dolphins?  Well, if you are eager to try this experience, the Dolphin Cove property can offer you what you want.

These are just few things that you can experience in this paradise and Discovering Ocho Rios does not resume only to these. In the following posts you can read more about wonderful adventures and interesting places to visit.

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