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We only got to Jamaica due to an 11-day cruise with Costa Cruises, departing from Miami and stopping at 6 islands in 5 different countries, at these stops the boat anchored early and only left at night, making it possible to enjoy what we had to do. best in each country like Mexico, Honduras, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Jamaica. We paid R$1300.00 for the all-inclusive food cruises for each one, and another R$1000 round trip to São Paulo Miami for each, totaling R$2300.00. It was one of the cheapest tours we've ever had the opportunity to take.


From exquisite luxury plazas filled with world-class brands, to traditional stalls and shops where you can discover all kinds of enchanting souvenirs, Ocho Rios is a beaches and waterfalls dream.

Arriving in Jamaica we took a taxi with a man (photo below) who loved Bob Marley and sang his songs along the way. We visited some beautiful waterfalls. This waterfall costs 15 dollars to enter. And if you want, you can rent shoes to avoid slipping, (rent shoes if you don't want to end up in a Jamaican hospital, the rocks in the waterfalls are very slippery). He took us to the Blue Hole.

Blue Hole Jamaica, also known as Irie Blue Hole or the Secret Falls is located in the hills of Jamaica on the border of St. Ann and St. Mary parishes, about 25 minutes from the town of Ocho Rios.

The Blue Hole has been rated by Tripadvisor as the top attraction in Ocho Rios and should definitely be on your list of things to do in Ocho Rios when you visit. There are many tours to the blue hole leaving from the port.

A beach with crystal clear waters and marijuana cookies were sold everywhere. We didn't imagine it would be so much, but just as they sell water and soufflé at traffic lights in São Paulo, marijuana cakes are also sold on the street. We really enjoyed getting to know Jamaica. We shared the taxi costs with some friends we made on the trip and had a great time. A smiling people who live with little. But little becomes a lot when you see all those beaches.



The island is in the path of Atlantic hurricanes, so it's best to visit the country in the right season. Avoid going from July to October. The driest months in Ocho Rios are from December to April (although we went in February and had rain.


Although the official currency is the Jamaican dollar (JMD), the US dollar (USD) is widely accepted, as are credit cards. We didn't even exchange money. **During Brazilian summer time, Jamaica time is 3 hours behind Brasília time.


Brazilians do not need a visa to visit Jamaica as tourists, just a valid passport with a free page for the stamp. It is also mandatory to have the yellow fever vaccine marked on the international vaccination certificate.


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