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Welcome to Falmouth

Step back in time in Falmouth, a city defined by old-school charm and Colonial Georgian architecture. Take it one step farther with a horse-and-buggy historical tour of the area or use Falmouth as a jumping-off point for exploration of nearby Ocho Rios, Dunn River Falls, or the other natural attractions which define this part of the Caribbean island. However you choose to enjoy the slow-paced city, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do in Falmouth.

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Historic Falmouth Cruise Port

For many visitors cruising to Jamaica, Historic Falmouth Cruise Port—once one of Jamaica's busiest trade ports—is their first introduction to the island famous for its laid-back vibe. The port is situated right in Falmouth town, on the northern coast of Jamaica, and within one of the best-preserved colonial historic districts in the Caribbean.More
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When to visit

Winter through early spring is the most popular time to visit Falmouth. December through March offers great beach weather and a number of annual festivals, including the island’s Carnival celebrations. Average highs dance around 86°F (30°C), and Jamaica’s famous offshore winds take the edge off the heat. The months of April through June have a higher chance of rain but are less crowded with visitors. Savvy tourists also come in November, once summer’s rainy hurricane season has passed, for beach-friendly temperatures and a short lull in the crowds.

Getting around

Taxis are the way to go around Falmouth. Look for red license plates with the letters PP or PPV. Be sure to negotiate a price for the ride (or the whole day) before getting in. You can also join the locals on route-taxi minibuses. They are very cheap, and drivers will pick you up and drop you off almost anywhere; just be aware that they’re usually crowded. For longer excursions, rent a car or book guided tours.

Traveler tips

Want to try Jamaica’s fresh lobster? You can’t do better than Leon’s Lobster Hut. Leon, the owner, sizzles the lobsters on outdoor grills and serves them with baked potatoes soaked in garlic butter—the perfect accompaniment. It’s not the Ritz, so expect to eat at rickety tables on the sands. But take note: You need to book your lobster a day in advance, allowing Leon 24 hours to order your meal from local fishermen.

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