About Ocho Rios
Ocho Rios is a resort town on the north coast of Jamaica, in the parish of St. Ann. Ocho Rios, translated from Spanish, means 'eight rivers', but it is also thought that the name is a version of 'las chorreras' since there are beautiful waterfalls in the area. Ocho Rios is famous for attractions such as its beaches, Dunn's River Falls, gardens and eco-adventure tours. The town's accommodation options include all-inclusive hotels which are popular among tourists and also as conference venues.
The town is accessible from airports in Montego Bay (MBJ) and Kingston (KIN) via airport transfers (1.5 - 2 hours by road).
All visitors coming to Jamaica should ensure that they travel with a valid passport or visa (if required). Most Commonwealth Nationals will not require a visa, with the exception of nationals from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Cayman Islands, Nigeria and the British Virgin Islands who will need a visa.
All visitors to Jamaica must have a return ticket and be able to show sufficient funds for their visit.
If you need a visa to enter Jamaica and attend the conference, we can provide you with an invitation letter. To request the invitation letter, please send an e-mail with the subject "Visa Letter for IFIP 2013" to
. You can also schedule Skype calls with us using the Skype name: ICT4D Jamaica. Please provide your full name as it appears on your passport and your address and affiliation.
Getting to Ocho Rios
The award winning Sangster International Airport is major hub for the Caribbean with direct and charter flights from over 60 major gateways and cities across North America, Europe and South America. This is the primary point of entry for most tourists. In addition to international terminals, this airport has a domestic terminal with local flights that depart regularly to Kingston, Negril, Port Antonio and Ocho Rios. Taxis, hotel shuttles and car rental companies are available to assist visitors in getting to their final destinations.
Further information regarding air travel options is available here.
Airport transfers can be booked with Jamaica Tours (US$45 round trip from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ))
Reservations can also be made via email at
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Attractions Around Ocho Rios
Selected attractions that may be of interest includes:
Dunn's River Falls
Green Grotto Caves
Seville Great House
White River rafting
St Ann’s Polo Club