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Ocho Rios

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

The biggest annoyance in Ocho Rios is the persistent entreaties of hustlers and would-be tour guides, who are especially thick along Main St and around the clock tower and DaCosta Dr.

Otherwise, try to avoid the area immediately behind the produce market, south of the clock tower. Use caution at night anywhere, but particularly on James Ave, a poorly lit street with several nightspots and a hang-out strip of ill repute.

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While you're there

Medical services

St Ann’s Bay, about 11km west of Ocho Rios, has the nearest hospital (972-2272). A doctor’s visit can be arranged by your hotel’s front desk.

Island Radiology (790-0150; Evelyn St near One Love Park) X-ray and ultrasound diagnostics.

Ocho Rios Health Clinic (974-2691; Graham St; 8am-4:30pm Mon-Thu, 8am-4pm Fri) Expect long queues at this public clinic.

Ocho Rios Pharmacy (974-2398; Shop 27, Ocean Village Plaza)

Pinegrove Pharmacy (974-5586; Pinegrove Plaza)

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