Turtle River Park is a green oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Ocho Rios (more commonly referred to as Ochi by the locals). Ocho Rios is one of the main ports in Jamaica for cruise ships to dock …. if you’ve ever been to Ochi on a cruise ship day, you’ll understand what I mean by hustle and bustle! Some days 2-3 cruise ships can arrive … so the small city with a population of about 9500 can see its streets filled with anywhere between 2000-5000 tourists!! It’s actually pretty neat to see the difference between the city when its not busy, and the craziness that ensues on cruise ship days …. all the tourists checking out the shops, stores and restaurants, along with all the vendors that come out in full force on these days!
click here to read more about Turtle River Park and some pictures of the beautiful park: Kate and Kayla visit Turtle River Park