Ocho Rios – Shore Excursions

Ocho Rios: (Spanish for “Eight Rivers”) is a town on the north coast of Jamaica. Inside the town, travelers and residents can visit craft markets and fruits & vegetable market where local craftsmen and farmers carry their local produce to sell. One feature which stand out in the town of Ocho Rios is the huge clock tower. Once a functioning time piece this land mark is over 100 years old. Ocho Rios was once a fishing village but now caters to tourists from all over the world.The name “Ocho Rios” is misapplied because there are not eight rivers in the area. It is most likely a British corruption of the original Spanish name “Las Chorreras” (” waterfalls”), a name given to the village because of the nearby Dunn’s River.

Popular attractions include Dunn’s River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain and Blue Hole.