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Ocho Rios, Parish of Saint Ann, Jamaica

How much does it cost to travel to Ocho Rios?

You should plan to spend around $76 (J$11,851) per day on your vacation in Ocho Rios. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $16 (J$2,556) on meals
  • $7.58 (J$1,175) on local transportation
  • $105 (J$16,229) on hotels

A one week trip to Ocho Rios for two people costs, on average, $1,070 (J$165,921). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Ocho Rios cost?

A one week trip to Ocho Rios usually costs around $535 (J$82,960) for one person and $1,070 (J$165,921) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Ocho Rios on average costs around $1,070 (J$165,921) for one person and $2,140 (J$331,841) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Ocho Rios will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Ocho Rios on average costs around $2,293 (J$355,544) for one person and $4,586 (J$711,088) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Ocho Rios has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Ocho Rios expensive to visit?

Ocho Rios is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Jamaica, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Ocho Rios is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in the Caribbean Islands for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Ocho Rios.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Ocho Rios Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Ocho Rios?

The average Ocho Rios trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Ocho Rios travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) J$16,229 ($105)
Local Transportation 1 J$1,175 ($8)
Food 2 J$2,556 ($16)
Entertainment 1 J$2,375 ($15)
Alcohol 2 J$596 - 1,789 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Ocho Rios
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Ocho Rios is $52 (J$8,114). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Ocho Rios is $105 (J$16,229). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Ocho Rios

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Ocho Rios based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $217. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Ocho Rios
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Ocho Rios is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $7.58 (J$1,175) per person, per day, on local transportation in Ocho Rios.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Ocho Rios
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Rental Cars in Ocho Rios
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Food Budget in Ocho Rios
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Ocho Rios can vary, the average cost of food in Ocho Rios is $16 (J$2,556) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ocho Rios should cost around $6.59 (J$1,022) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ocho Rios is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Ocho Rios
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  • Entertainment and activities in Ocho Rios typically cost an average of $15 (J$2,375) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Ocho Rios?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Ocho Rios are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Ocho Rios, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Tour of Brimmer Hall Estate
  • Admission to Coyaba Gardens
  • Tour of Prospect Plantation

Alcohol Budget in Ocho Rios
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  • The average person spends about $7.69 (J$1,192) on alcoholic beverages in Ocho Rios per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Ocho Rios On a Budget
Ocho Rios Ocho Rios
Ocho Rios, or "Ochi" is a town located on the northeastern shore of Jamaica and is a popular hub for cruise ships. It is a great destination for tourists as it has many resorts and beautiful beaches.
The Shaw Park Botanical Gardens are beautiful to see while visiting Ocho Rios. The gardens span over 25 acres of land and have over 600 species of flowers throughout. There is a beautiful waterfall in the gardens that is framed by beautiful flowers and cascades over jagged rocks into a clear pool.

Visit the Coyaba River Garden and Museum in Ocho Rios for a look at the history of Jamaica. It offers a glimpse into Jamaican culture and how the nation came to adopt the motto of "Out of Many, One People". The gardens are just as amazing, spanning over 3 acres with lush landscapes and colorful flowers.

James Bond Beach is located about 10 miles from Ocho Rios and scenes from the film Dr. No were filmed here. The beach is surrounded by crystal clear water and cliffs of the St. Mary Mountains. There are often concerts held at this beach, and sometimes you may even spot a celebrity at the Moonraker bar.
Ocho Rios is categorized by its five main beaches rather than neighborhoods or regions. The first is Turtle Beach and is visited more by locals who are there for the ideal swimming spot. Puerto Seco Beach is a typical Jamaican beach complete with reggae music, jerk chicken vendors (try this one), and white sand leading into the blue water. Mallards Beach is where you will want to go if you are looking for the party scene. It attracts more of a younger crowd but of course all ages are welcome. James Bond Beach is a bit further away, therefore making it a bit less crowded. Lastly, Dolphin Cove is a great place to go for a family friendly activity. You can swim with the dolphins and enjoy the beautiful Dunn's River Falls. This beach is located at the west end of Ocho Rios.

As mentioned above, you can swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove! It is about $130 to swim with one, but the experience itself is priceless. Dunn's River Falls are in this area as well. You can climb, photograph, swim and enjoy the private beach at these falls.

And don't miss the Blue Hole, one of the most popular attractions in the area. this natural swimming hole with crystal blue water in the jungle is not only a scenic spot, but offers an enjoyable activity for all ages.

Calypso Rafting Company offers an exhilarating activity where you can tube down a river on inter tubes or bamboo rafts. Rainforest Adventures Mystic Mountain is an amusement park near Ocho Rios. It is one of the main attractions for the cruise ship travelers, so it is smart to figure out which days they won't be there to avoid over crowding. The park has a zipline, chairlift, waterslides, pools, restaurants, and even an observation tower with beautiful views.

For all of these great activites, you'll need to stay somewhere nearby. Here's a guide guide with more things to do and where to stay in Jamaica.
Food and Dining
Jamaican jerk chicken is a traditional cuisine that is all over the country. It is basically in the way that they marinade the meat or vegetables that makes is so delicious. There is also amazing steamed fish at Fisherman's Beach Restaurant. Sunday evenings are a lively time to visit this restaurant! Surprisingly Ocho Rios has some great Indian and Italian food as well. Visit Passage to India and Toscanini's.

If you're visiting the Caribbean, you will probably be drawn to visit a bar called Margaritaville. This place is a themed bar with a water slide. Although drinks are more expensive here, it is worth at least checking out. It becomes a great beach party and club at nightfall.

There is a local airport in Ocho Rios that has charter planes coming in from Kingston and Montego Bay. There are also airport transfers available by car from the two larger airports. A reliable tour company for this is called Travel Around Jamaica Tours. Ocho Rios is a port town, so you can also reach it by boat. The main pier is downtown and has many options of getting to and from Ocho Rios. You can always take a taxi from larger airports to Ocho Rios.

Once you are in Ocho Rios, there are taxis everywhere, and they are pretty affordable! Make sure you only get into marked taxis, or Red Plate taxis. There are minibuses around town that stop at transportation centers. You can also hire private drivers from companies like El Sol Vida, JUTA, Maxi Tours, and Tourwise.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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