Ocho Rios (Spanish for "Eight Rivers") is a town in the parish of Saint Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. Just outside the city, travelers and residents can visit Columbus Park, where Columbus supposedly first came on land, and see maritime artifacts and Spanish colonial buildings.
Ocho Rios is reached in an hour and forty five minutes along the North Coast Highway from the international airport at Montego Bay. The original Spanish name "Las Chorreras" ("the waterfalls") was given to the village because of the nearby Dunn's River Falls.
It was once a fishing village but now caters to tourists. The town is bustling with restaurants, shopping and nightclubs.
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