Did you know that two of the legendary James Bond movies were shot in a place in Jamaica that used to be a simple fishing village? It is no other than the charming city of Ocho Rios.
Located at the rich country of Jamaica in the stunning Caribbean, Ocho Rios is a famous stop for cruise ships banking on serenity and beauty. With the crimes in Jamaica on the headlines for quite some time now, it is good to know that Ocho Rios is one of the safest destinations to visit in this part of the world. It also has a lot to offer to curious travelers, making it a definite must-visit at least once in your lifetime.
Ocho Rios is a Spanish phrase that directly translates to “eight rivers.” It may be small in land mass but it has loads of activities that cater to just about any type of tourist. One of the most popular spots in the area is the legendary Bob Marley‘s home and resting place.
Many tour operators will offer you a tour of this place, and there you’ll get to hear about the life of this music icon along with the boom of the Rastafarian religion. To maximize your stay in Ocho Rios, it is wise to go there anytime between November to January. The weather is highly favorable and water activities are going to be best enjoyed during this season.
The beautiful Caribbean island of Ocho Rios sure has many activities to offer, but you must research a lot about each activity especially if you are planning to travel with a child. Many of these activities are deemed unsuitable for children – some because of marijuana exposure, others because of the intensity of the tour.
To help you more in your travel planning, here are things you can do in Ocho Rios, Jamaica:
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