Visiting Ocho Rios

To see Ocho Rios

I’ve been in Ocho Rios only for a couple of hours, and I think I didn’t miss anything interesting: a small, ugly city, with a couple of modern small malls where tourists buy the same articles sold everywhere.

​American tourists are the target but they weren’t many!

Beaches

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Beaches are the best program in Caribe and Ocho Rios is no exception. 

Our resort had a couple of artificial beaches and a natural good one, but the best that I saw out of Negril was Dunn’s River beach. 

Everybody concentrates in the falls and forget the beach, what is unfair. It´s really a ve

Dunn’s falls 

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It’s the top attraction of Ocho Rios, and maybe of Jamaica. Advertised as among the most famous falls in the world, we must be aware that it comes from the fun of climbing it, and not for its spectacularity. 

There is no comparison for instance with Niagara or Iguaçu falls, but along its 180 meters there’s always people laughing. The water is cool (cold for Fernanda, but she risked to go), but you’ll soon forget it.

The entrance for foreigners is US$15 but prepare tips for the guide, the guy that offers to carry your camera (and take pictures if you ask him), five dollars to rent the inevitable shoes, negotiate a crazy film they will make with your group and… have fun