Situated in just about the center of the Caribbean Sea, just south of Cuba, Jamaica is not often thought about as an outdoor adventure hotspot, but it should be.
From hiking and mountain biking to kayaking and rafting, there are all kinds of incredible adventures to be had on the former British colony.
Aside from hiking and biking on Blue Mountain, Holywell Recreational Park is a popular hiking destination. Complete with five trails that head through the rainforest, past waterfalls and up to mountain vistas, there are plenty of gorgeous views to be had just outside of Kingston.
Since it’s generally pretty hot and humid in Jamaica, water sports are an obvious way to cool down. One unique way to do so is to head to Martha Brae River on a traditional wooden raft. While the trip is more laid back, iot is the perfect opportunity to see the tropical rainforest from the water and l;earn a bit about Jamaica’s fascinating history and culture.
Jamaica is characterized by a tropical climate. Average daily temperatures hover around 30 ºC (86 ºF) year-round. Rain is infrequent in the winter, but becomes increasingly more so during the spring and summer.
Most trips to Jamaica begin with a flight into Norman Manley International Airport (KIN), in Kingston. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip.
English, Jamaican Patois
Jamaican dollar (JMD)
December to June
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