Ocho Rios - The Centerpiece of Jamaica

Ocho Rios has captured the hearts of visitors for hundreds of years. With its beautiful sceneries, landscape, beaches, the famous Dunn’s River Falls and a host of other attractions, Ocho Rios is one of the most visited tourist destination in the Caribbean.

When Christopher Columbus first arrived in Jamaica in 1494, Ocho Rios was the only place he visited time and time again. In a message to the Queen of England, the great explorer described the area as “the fairest land my eyes have ever seen”.

The Parish of St. Ann on the north coast, is known as the “garden parish” because of its great beauty. Its parish capital is the market town of St. Ann’s Bay. The resort development of this delightful parish, however, has centered round the town of Ocho Rios.

The name Ocho Rios, literally translated from the Spanish, means “Eight Rivers” but it could be a corruption of Las Chorreras — the waterfalls, because waterfalls are perhaps the most striking feature of the area.

The Parish of St. Ann on the north coast, is known as the “garden parish” because of its great beauty. Its parish capital is the market town of St. Ann’s Bay.

The resort development of this delightful parish, however, has centered round the town of Ocho Rios.

Ocho Rios owes much of its fame to Dunn’s River Falls, a much-photographed and much-climbed attraction. It is a joy to be in or swim underneath the bitingly cool water of the falls, and great fun to make the climb to the top. Another very beautiful attraction is Eden Falls at The Ruins restaurant.

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