Ocho Rios audio tour: Ocho Rios Town

About the Tour

Welcome to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in the parish of Saint Ann. It's the birth place of reggae music super star Bob Marley, the location of Dunn's River falls, and the setting for many of the scenes of the James Bond movie, Dr No. It was originally named Chorreras by the Spanish. The literal translation of Ocho Rios is eight rivers even though eight rivers are not present. It was once a fishing village but has risen to become a top tourist destination, attracting millions of people each year with its culture, food, art, night life, its laid back attitude.

Tour Producer

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Joshua Daye

I was born and raised in Jamaica in the parish of St Ann, the birth place of reggae star Bob Marley. Growing up, I was always writing something: a poem, play, or lyrics for a song. I grew up living with my extended family, along with both my parents and three of my siblings. In 2007, I left Jamaica to study in Florida and later on moved to places like New Orleans and New York to complete further studies. My childhood was filled with enjoyment because I grew up in the 90's and I didn't have access to all the techy gadgets that exist today. Instead, my friends and I would play marbles, ring games, go to the river or bird bush to shoot birds and fry them up for lunch. I have always wanted to share my experience, and I recently decided to start publishing my writing so that tourists and locals will get more in sight about the town of Ocho Rios and Jamaica in general. Ocho Rios is one of the most visited places in Jamaica. It is rich in history and has numerous hideaways, perfect for you and the entire family. Thanks for the love and support.

Major Landmarks

  • Island Village

  • Ocho Rios Craft Market

Directions to Starting Point

Begin at Reynolds Pier. You will see large containers which house sugar for export. The route follows the side walk along the coast.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Island Village, Hard Rock Cafe, Ocean Village Shopping Center, craft market,Turtle River Park, Oceans 11, casino.

Best time of day

Any time during daylight.

Precautions

Bring sun block, water to stay hydrated, and wear dark shades during the day time. Watch out for motorists.

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