Port Stop – Falmouth, Jamaica
Falmouth is the capital city of Jamaica’s Trelawny Parish. It’s a busy cruise-ship port that lies between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay on the island’s north shore. The city is characterized by its Georgian architecture, concentrated in the Falmouth Historic District. To the south, the 18th-century Good Hope Estate was originally a sugar plantation.
In 2011 a new $180 million port was built to accommodate the newest and largest cruise ships, including Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class. The port here is considered to be one of the safest due to its protective boundary. It is a closed off port (from locals) with workers only being allowed after showing identification.
I would not necessarily say leaving the fenced area as being unsafe but once you do you will be surrounded by locals trying to sell you local tours, goods, local food, beer and marijuana. They come on strong and will follow you as you walk into the town area. Also, our stop here was only during the afternoon and did not give much time to venture into town so we ended up hanging around the port area checking out some of the shops and cafes.
Gallery – Falmouth, Jamaica
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