Ocho Rios is a city on the northern coast of Jamaica. Ocho Rios has gained significantly in popularity among tourist in the past two years as the north coast highway has been enhanced from the international airport at Montego Bay to Ocho Rios is only a ninety minute drive. The city is also touted as one of the safest areas for tourists in Jamaica. There are a number of excellent restaurants, a vivacious night club scene at Margaritaville as well as the nation's two most popular attractions in Jamaica the Dunn's River Falls and Dolphin Cove, where visitors are able to swim and interact with Dolphins. It is also popular destination for cruise ships to dock.
Ocho Rios is a popular tourist destination, and it is well known for scuba diving and other water sports like surfing, and parasailing.
Ocho Rios was once a sleepy fishing village until it was discovered by tourists. It is now second only to Montego Bay in importance to the tourism industry in Jamaica.
Ocho Rios is also known as the home of Dunn's River Falls. This is a popular attraction that is visited by thousands of visitors each year. Dunn's River Falls cascades down an approximate distance of 600 feet into the sea. Fed by springs located in the hills above, guests take pleasure in "climbing" the falls as the water rushes around them.