Ocho Rios Jamaica Excursions
You Must Experience!
The alluring north coast town of Ocho Rios in Jamaica is known worldwide for its natural beauty, beaches and endearing attractions that both tourist and locals have come to know and love.
If you are visiting the town of Ocho Rios, there are so many excursions available to you that you might not be able to cover them all in one trip. Here are some Ocho Rios excursions that you should not miss when next you visit this beautiful town.
Coyoba River Garden and Museum
Located just one and a half mile south of the Ocho Rios town center in Shaw Park is the charming and rustic Coyoba River Garden and Museum. This is a three-acre property with an amazing botanical garden displaying the unique flora and fauna of Jamaica.
There is also a Museum on the property that chronicles the history of Jamaica from the Arawak Indians who are the original inhabitants of the Island, the Spanish influence then English influence, to modern-day Jamaica.
The Museum gives visitors a complete understanding of the Journey of Jamaica as a country.
Some other attractions of note at the Coyoba River Garden and Museum are the Mahoe Waterfalls, a natural aquarium filled with turtles and many local fishes, a craft shop offering unique Island craft options and the Ysassis Lookout Point which provides stunning views of the town of Ocho Rios.
This natural Ocho Rios attraction is one of the best-kept secrets in the resort town, an excursion here is well worth your time.
Insider’s Tip: TripAdvisor Review:
I loved this place. Lovely and tranquil with beautiful waterfalls and gardens. A good alternative to Dunns River.
The Rainforest Bobsled Tour at Mystic Mountain
If you are seeking a thrilling experience in the town of Ocho Rios, there is no better excursion to do than the Rainforest Bobsled at Mystic Mountain.
You will be riding a bobsled at alarming speeds through the top of a rainforest; this will surely satisfy your need for excitement and much more!
There are also other activities such as zip lining and riding the sky explorer available to you at Mystic Mountain, but the Bobsled option is the most thrilling of them all.
Tubing on the White River
For a truly unique local experience away from the crowds in Ocho Rios, a trip to the White River for some tubing with the family is a great option.
You will tube along the beautiful White River surrounded by lush vegetation and get the opportunity to interact with locals who also use the river.
It is a very relaxing experience and shows you another more laidback side of Ocho Rios that is not promoted.
Insider’s Tip: Rwevew Taken from TripAdvisor
This was my second time here and I enjoyed it both times. The Sky chairs, the zip-lining and the bobsled ride are all worth the money. I highly recommend this place when visiting Jamaica!!
Ocho Rios Highlight Tour
If you are passing through Ocho Rios quickly, an excellent way to enjoy a combination of attractions in the town is partaking in the Ocho Rios Highlight Tour.
This Tour will take you to some of the best shopping locations in Ocho Rios; you will also be taken to the Wassi Arts factory – a premiere producer of local art, you will also pass through the beautiful Coyoba Gardens and also the world-renowned Dunn’s River Falls.
All of this will be done in less than half of a day. This is the best tour for you to enjoy the best of Ocho Rios in a short period.
Ocho Rios Irie Blue Hole Excursion
Hidden in the hills of Ocho Rios is a cascading waterfall called the Blue Hole.
This alluring waterfall allows for exhilarating jumps from the cliffs above, it is also a perfect spot for diving and an added attraction called the “Tarzan Rope Swing” is provided for visitors to enjoy.
An excursion to this natural gem will have you talking about your experience for a long time! These are some of the Ocho Rios, Jamaica excursions that you should not miss when you visit the town.
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