Lush surroundings, beautiful beaches, and even a waterfall that you can climb: Ochos Rios in Jamaica has plenty to offer. Whether you prefer to lie back and enjoy the breeze on a catamaran, or get your adrenaline pumping with daredevil antics, here are some of the top activities to enjoy in the area.
Dunn’s River Falls
A spectacular sight that seems straight out of a movie (in fact, it was featured the James Bond movie Dr. No), the water tumbling over wide, flat rocks into the ocean has made at Dunn’s River Falls one of Jamaica’s top tourist attractions. There’s a lot of different ways to experience the falls—as part of a half-day catamaran or snorkel boat tour, climbing to the top of the falls with a guide, or as part of a combined rivers tours that visit both the falls and nearby Martha Brae River.
Tubing Adventures and the Blue Hole
Experience Ochos Rios’ tropical scenery from a unique perspective with a tubing ride down the White River. The journey is fairly gentle with a few rapids thrown in along the way. Trips can be combined with a visit to the Blue Hole swimming lagoon, or you can opt to visit locations individually. Test your skills with the tarzan rope jump or just enjoy the sensation of swimming in the jungle. Most tours offer round-trip air-conditioned transport from hotel.
ATV and Mountain Biking
If you enjoy the thrilling feeling of zipping through the forest, sign up for an ATV or mountain bike tour that promises to show you the wild side of the Jamaican landscape. On an ATV tour you’ll go off-road through the forest (don’t worry, helmets are provided) and learn about the flora and fauna along the way. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to try a coconut right from the tree. Mountain bikes are another great way to get up close to your surroundings—you can explore the coffee fields around Blue Mountain by bike and try a sample of the world-famous coffee for yourself. All tours provide round-trip transport.
Whether you’re an experienced rider or you’ve just always wanted to try horse riding, various tours in Ochos Rios offer the chance to trot along the beach with the wind in your hair—and even stride through the waves on horseback. Tag along with an expert guide you’ll also get round-trip transport and refreshments.