#diGoftheDay – Resort Town Gets Makeover

Hey diGgers,

Believed to be the first place Christopher Columbus landed, is the vibrant town of Ocho Rios in the parish of St. Ann on the north coast. Ocho Rios is home to one of the Caribbean’s favourite cruise ship ports.

The town once was a fishing village but today represents a popular retreat for both local and international tourists, that are in search of: comfort (the town boosts a variety of accommodations), relaxation (the town has a number of places of interest from the famous Dunn’s River to a number of parks and gardens) , good vibes (a host of entertainment options) and great food (the town boosts a  range of eating options).

Did you see the story featured in Gleaner-Online that tells of the $400 million makeover that Ocho Rios is set to receive courtesy of a partnership between Urban Development Corporation and the Port Authority of Jamaica, funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund?

Ocho Rios has experienced a lot of growth over the years but the resort town is still developing. In light of that have you ever pondered where the whole business of Tourism in Jamaica got started?

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