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Enjoy sports in Jamaica

Jamaica is one of the liveliest and most fascinating Islands of the Caribbean, well-known for its paradisiac beaches and turquoise waters. But the interior is equally beautiful, with waterfalls, impressive mountains and lush, tropical vegetation. In Jamaica you can play a variety of sports out in the open while enjoying the beauty of nature on this island.   Jamaica cries out to be explored. To do this you can go hiking through the labyrinth of narrow paths that crisscross and wind through the highlands of the Jamaican forest, visiting its rivers and fascinating waterfalls. The most salient excursion is to…

10 reasons for loving Jamaica

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    1- The paradisiac beaches. Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world—in fact it has over 300 kilometers of virgin beaches. You will find endless beaches of white sand and crystal-clear waters, an invitation to relax, to do activities in the water and even to dance at the beach bars. 2- The happiness of the people. The people of Jamaica make it a unique place—getting to know the people you’ll have the opportunity to see a different side of this country. It has a complex past,…

Montego Bay, tourist capital of Jamaica.

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  Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second city in size and importance, but it is the island’s capital for tourism as well as one of the main tourist destinations in the Caribbean. It is on the northwest coast of Jamaica and its beaches of white sand are flanked by floral plants, hills and prairies lined with palm trees. The name Montego Bay derives from the Spanish bahía de manteca. The port was the boarding point for exports of lard from the wild boars that were once plentiful in the hills. Later on, sugar and bananas were to become the main exports.…

‘Hope Gardens’, the royal botanical gardens of Jamaica

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  Hope Gardens is the largest public park in Kingston, spanning 81 hectares and featuring the largest collection of endemic and exotic botanical species in Jamaica. The gardens receive their name from Major Richard Hope, one of the English settlers who invaded Jamaica and was granted ownership of an estate to reward him for his fidelity to the Crown. In 1881 the estate was acquired by the government to establish an experimental garden used to carry out tests for the introduction of new plants. It is currently administrated by the Nature Preservation Foundation, a non-profit association, and it can be…

Partying along the beaches of Jamaica

  Jamaica is not only a paradise with beautiful beaches, crystal-clear water and impressive landscapes; it is also the Party Capital of the Caribbean. Few countries are so defined by their music as Jamaica. Besides reggae, you’ll also find plenty of raggamuffin, calypso, dancehall, soul, hip-hop, jazz, gospel, ska and rock. The island has many beach establishments dedicated to fun and music lovers. The best places in the country for partying are the Hip Strip in Montego Bay, which is not on the beach, and the entire Negril Beach, where the party lasts until breakfast time. Every day hundreds of…

Hellshire Beach in Jamaica

    Jamaica is plentiful in sublime beaches that are impeccably kept and cared for. Hellshire is not among them, although as far as beauty is concerned it could compete with the rest, thanks to impressive blue sea and the fine, white sand. But it is not the typical beach you find on a catalogue, with cots and parasols neatly arranged and fine cabins. Instead you’ll find old wooden tables and boards to sit on. This genuineness is what makes it so charming—it is a beach made by Jamaicans, for Jamaicans to enjoy. Located in Hellshire, the namesake beach is…

Live up to the Jamaica experience

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Traveling to Jamaica gives you the chance to enjoy plenty of excursions and activities, because Jamaica not only gives tourists the chance to lie down right by the Caribbean—you can also venture into the forest and mountain areas of this tropical island. You’ll find that there’s a lot you can do in Jamaica. I recommend all the open air activities because you’ll enjoy them fully and that’s why you spent so many hours on the plane anyway. Don’t you agree? Try out something different, for instance going trekking in the Blue Mountains, the famous Jamaican mountain range that can be…

Jamaica’s most famous waterfalls

Jamaica is known for its waterfalls and the most famous of them all, the ones you can’t miss no matter what happens, are the Dunn’s River Falls. It is no surprise that they should be one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. Located near Ocho Rios, the waters fall directly into the Caribbean Sea, being among the few waterfalls in the world directly pouring their waters into the ocean. Thousands of tourists visit them every year but this should not be a throwback—it’s a sin to go to Jamaica and come back not having visited this natural…

10 interesting things you probably didn’t know about Jamaica.

· The African slaves that were taken to Jamaica brought their own religion, Obeahism. Obeahism is a type of voodoo that is still practiced on the island, although secretly, because it is harshly punished if discovered. · Most of the famous crops on the island are imported. The original inhabitants of Jamaica, the Arawak, grew corn and yams. Today the major crops in Jamaica include sugar cane, bananas and mangos. None of these crops were originally found on the island. · Rum is the national drink of Jamaica. Here they mix rum with almost any other drink. Try rum with…

Things you (probably) didn’t know about the island of Jamaica

· Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. · Jamaica was the first country in the Caribbean to reach independence. · Aside from the United States, Jamaica has won a large amount of Olympic medals. · Jamaica was the first country in the Americas to build a railroad, even before the United States. · Jamaica has the oldest golf club in the New World: The Manchester Golf Club, founded in 1868. · The Jamaican iguana is the largest native land animal on the island. · Jamaica records more multiple births (two or more babies) than anywhere else on…