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Things to do while visiting Ocho Rios Jamaica 🇯🇲

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Ocho Rios is a popular tourist destination in Jamaica, and there are many activities to enjoy while visiting the area. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Beach activities: Ocho Rios is home to many beautiful beaches, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the water. Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities, and there are many companies that offer guided tours. Surfing and kiteboarding are also popular sports on the island, and there are several spots where you can rent equipment and take lessons. If you prefer to relax on the beach, there are plenty of options for sunbathing and swimming.

  2. Outdoor activities: Ocho Rios is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of options for hiking, biking, and other activities. The Blue Mountains are a popular spot for hiking, and there are many trails to choose from. The Blue Mountains also offer some of the best coffee in the world, and you can visit a plantation to learn about the coffee-making process. Other outdoor activities in Ocho Rios include zip lining, horseback riding, and birdwatching.

  3. Cultural experiences: Ocho Rios has a rich culture and history, and there are many ways to learn about and experience it. One option is to visit the Green Grotto Caves, which have a long history of human habitation. You can also visit the Dolphin Cove, where you can swim with dolphins and other marine animals. Other cultural experiences in Ocho Rios include visiting the Shaw Park Gardens and Cultural Centre, which features a botanical garden and a museum, and the Seville Great House and Heritage Park, which is a restored plantation house with exhibits on Jamaica's history.

  4. Food and drink: Ocho Rios is known for its delicious cuisine, and there are many opportunities to try local dishes and drinks. One popular option is j**k chicken, which is a spicy grilled chicken that is popular throughout the island. Other local dishes to try include ackee and saltfish, a savory breakfast dish made with ackee fruit and salt cod, and patties, a type of savory pastry filled with meat or vegetables. Jamaica is also known for its rum, and there are many distilleries where you can tour and sample different types of rum.

  5. Nightlife: Ocho Rios is known for its lively nightlife, and there are many options for entertainment after the sun goes down. Reggae music is a popular choice, and there are many clubs and bars that offer live music. If you prefer something a little more laid-back, you can visit a beach bar or a rooftop lounge to watch the sunset and enjoy a drink.

Overall, Ocho Rios is a wonderful destination with a wide range of activities to enjoy. From beach activities and outdoor adventures to cultural experiences and delicious food and drink, there's something for everyone in this beautiful Jamaican town.

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Thanks for the info, but how do you get around in Jamaica is Uber available? If  not, is it easy to get around ? 

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There are several ways to get around in Jamaica:

  1. Public transportation: Jamaica has a well-developed public transportation system, including buses and minibuses that operate in most cities and towns. Fares are typically inexpensive, but buses can be crowded and may not always run on a fixed schedule.

  2. Taxis: Taxis are widely available in Jamaica and can be hailed on the street or called in advance. Prices are usually negotiable, but it is a good idea to agree on a price before starting the journey.

  3. Rental cars: Renting a car is a good option for travelers who want more flexibility and independence. There are several rental car companies in Jamaica, and you can often find good deals if you book in advance. Keep in mind that traffic can be heavy in some areas, and driving in Jamaica can be challenging due to narrow, winding roads and a lack of clear markings.

  4. Tourist shuttles: Many tourist resorts and hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport and other popular destinations. These can be a convenient and hassle-free way to get around, although they may be more expensive than other options.

  5. Bicycles and mopeds: Renting a bicycle or moped is another option for getting around in Jamaica, particularly in smaller towns and rural areas. However, roads can be rough and traffic can be heavy, so it is important to be cautious and wear protective gear when cycling or riding a moped.
    hope this was help full to you.

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If you are coming from a major city, what you may consider easy transportation may not be easy in Jamaica, however the hotel/ resort you are staying at normally have taxi 🚕 on demand for you whenever you need one. I wouldn’t recommend public transportation since you are tourist and you’re familiar with the island. 

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Thanks! for the information guys

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This is perfect!! Ive been worried what to do with all this time I booked for Jamaica and i know so many people from Ocho Rios. They are wonderful. The food and culture is the BESTTTT! Thank for the itinerary! 

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