The Jamaica Language School is located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Ocho Rios is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world and one of the most visited tourist towns in Jamaica. Ocho Rios is located in the parish of Saint Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. The town was once a fishing village but now primarily caters to the tourist industry. Ocho Rios is a port of call for cruise ships and is home to some of the most well known tourist attractions such as, The Dunns River Falls or The Dolphin Cove. The town of Ocho Rios is ideal for international students because the town already is designed to facilitate international travelers. The Jamaica Language School more specifically, is located within the town center, alongside The Ocho Rios Bay Beach. This location has a private and secured beach side walkway from the school to the student housing complex, in The Turtle Beach Towers Hotel. Public transportation within the town consists of taxi cab services that offer individual transport service to any destination or grouped taxi cab service that travels along a designated route and carry more than one passenger at a tie along that designated route. Taxi cabs are readily available throughout the town.
The town has special courtesy officers and police officers that primarily provide assistance and protection for international visitors. Jamaica is the third largest of the Caribbean Islands. Situated in the Caribbean Sea, it lies 965.4 km (600 miles) south of Florida. The island;s 28,389.2 km2 (4,411 square miles) are dominated by mountains. The principal range runs east to west, and the country's summit, Blue Mountain Peak, at approximately 2,256 meters (7,402 feet), stands near its eastern end. The mountains provided a variety of minerals, chiefly limestone. Economically however, the most important mineral is bauxite (aluminum ore), and there are also deposits of gypsum and high grade calcium carbonate. There are many mineral springs, including the world renowned Milk River Baths in Clarendon.
The country is divided into three counties -- Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey -- which are subdivided into 14 parishes. Each parish has a capital town which is its center of local government administration. Kingston, situated in the south eastern part of the island, is the capital city. Tourism is one of Jamaica's leading industries. More than three million visitors come to the shores each year. The elements of the tourism product include accommodation, transportation, attractions and tours, dining and entertainment, inclusive of festivals and events, and the support services.
Many tourists come to Jamaica because of the island's scenic beauty. There are white sand beaches and rivers, large expanses of plains and mountains where the flora and fauna provide an attractive kaleidoscope of island life. For those who are inspired by nature, the island offers 252 species of birds, 200 native species of orchids, 500 species of true ferns and about 50 species of coral.
Jamaica has plantation tours and great houses, dolphin parks and nature reserves, museums, galleries and soft adventure tours, There are also numerous craft markets and duty free stores for goods both bargain and luxury.
Mainly because of the white sand beaches and pleasant weather, Jamaica's north cost has become the island's tourist center, one of the main points being the town of Ocho Rios. Ocho Rios is located on the north coast, within the parish of St. Ann.
The Parish of St. Ann is known as the "garden parish" because of its great beauty with lush, vibrantly hued foliage. Its parish capital is the market town of St. Ann's Bay. However, the vacation development of this parish has centered on the seaside town of Ocho Rios.
The name Ocho Rios, literally translated from the Spanish, means "Eight Rivers" but it could be a corruption of Los Chorreras, the waterfalls, because waterfalls are perhaps the most striking feature of the area.
In fact, Ocho Rios owes much of its fame to Dunn's River Falls, a much photographed and much - climbed attractions. Ocho Rios is also famous for Fern Gully, a rocky gorge of tremendous depth which zigzags for about four miles from the Ocho Rios coast up to the central mountain area of the island.
In the last 20 years, Ocho Rios has developed from a small fishing village to a thriving tourist destination. New beach lands, hundreds of acres, were dredged to the south and hotels, apartment blocks, shopping centers and a marian were added.
A deep water pier with space for three cruise ships at a time has attracted this segment of the tourist industry and the streets of Ocho Rios are usually thronged with cruise ship visitors.
Therefore, the island of Jamaica has much to offer international tourists and international students. Jamaica is one of the major tourist destinations in the world with Ocho Rios being a primary town of attraction. Ocho Rios is an ideal place to establish a learning center because the town already caters to international travelers and is rich in cultural and geographical sites of attraction.