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The Best Things to do in Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios is considered the cruise ship capital of Jamaica. Located on the island's north coast, this famous place has a wide variety of stores for shopping, good restaurants, and amazing tours and activities.

Dunn's river falls, the number one attraction in Jamaica is in Ocho Rios. Different excursions take you to experience the beauty of these waterfalls where the cold water from the mountain falls creates a magical and natural spectacle.

Besides visiting the well-known waterfalls, the best activities in Ocho Rios are swimming with dolphins, sailing on a catamaran into the Caribbean Sea, horseback riding, driving an ATV, flying through the air on a zip line, and many more.

Cultural activities are also available for those interested in learning about the history of Reggae and the life of the famous performer Bob Marley. For example, exploring Kingston, Jamaica's capital, and discovering iconic places like the Bob Marley Museum is the perfect activity for reggae fans and those interested in the Rastafarian movement.

Another highly recommended tour in Ocho Rios is to visit a coffee plantation and learn everything about this crop. On a guided tour, you can discover where the island's famous Blue Mountain Coffee comes from and admire the stunning views of nature from a great height.

As you can see, there is a wide variety of excursions and activities that you can enjoy with your family or friends. Here, we share the top excursions in Ocho Rios carefully selected by Amstar experts:

Recommended excursions

Cool Runnings Dunns river day cruise

Climb the 600-foot Dunn's River Falls and get an amazing and refreshing look at the nature that surrounds this must-see Jamaican landmark. Additionally, explore the turquoise Caribbean Sea aboard a boat and jump right in to discover the incredible coral reef by snorkeling.


Luminous lagoon

Get an all-natural light show with an evening sail across Jamaica’s Luminous Lagoon, whose waters illuminate with phosphorescent blue colors thanks to tiny creatures called dinoflagellatesFeel free to take a dip and see how the water begins to glow whenever you move around.


Jamwest Super Deal

Come live an exciting 3-in-1 combination of activities at Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park, one of Jamaica’s most exciting places for both thrill-seekers and more moderate travelers alike!

Couple on a Horseback from the Jamwest motorsports and adventure park

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