Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is known more for its duty-free stores, clubs and restaurants, but it also has some great sightseeing opportunities, with the surrounding mountains creating waterfalls and intimate coves along the beach. Also, check out all the outdoor recreational activities available in Ocho Rios.
Find out what it is like to swim with dolphins and sharks at Dolphin Cove. The cove is a natural, 5-acre environment that has become a favorite attraction in Jamaica. Travel across the bay in a glass-bottomed kayak and watch sea life swim below or lie back and relax on the sandy white beaches of the Ocho Rios surrounding the cove. Dolphin Cove offers swimming with the dolphins and other programs in which you swim not only with dolphins, but sharks as well, even getting the chance to feed and hold the sharks. Dolphin Cove also includes the Jungle Walk Trail, where you can see wild animals like iguanas, snakes and several varieties of exotic birds in their natural environment.
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Dunn's River Falls
Watch cascading waterfalls and climb the hills and rocks around the magnificent waterways of Dunn's River Falls. The falls also feature a compound where you can get supplies for your adventure, as well as souvenirs. If you are looking for an amazing outdoor adventure, the cliffs around Dunn's River Falls provide scenic hiking trails, amazing foliage and lush landscaping around the water--all great sightseeing opportunities. The hills are also filled with wild birds and other native wildlife.
Dunn's River Falls
River Rafting and Dunn's River Tour
Enjoy the excitement of traveling down the Dunn's River on bamboo rafts on the River Rafting and Dunn's River Tour. A river guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you two miles upstream to the journey's starting point. There is a station at the starting point where restrooms, a changing room and life jackets are available. You'll travel on 30-foot bamboo rafts that can hold up two adults and one child. From there, experienced guides will lead you down the river and ensure your trip is safe. The trip takes about 75 minutes, crossing seven rapids to add a little more adventure.
Article Written By Carl Pruit
Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.