Jamaica Travel Tips
Jamaica Travel Information
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Without question, Jamaica is one of the Caribbean's most beautiful
islands.The Arawak Indians, Jamaica 's earliest
known inhabitants, named their land well: Xaymaca,
"land of woods and streams."
Jamaica also has tremendous geographic variety: desert, high mountains, beaches...almost everything but snow (though it may get below freezing on Blue Mountain Peak in winter).
One reason Jamaica can offer so much is because it's the third largest Caribbean island, 146 miles long and varying between 22 and 51 miles wide. (See map)
Jamaica's main tourist areas have been famous for decades. See Things To Do
Port Antonio, where Jamaica's tourism started.
Negril, with its famous beach and rock cliffs.
Kingston, which has become the jumping off place for trips to the Blue Mountains, especially hikes up Blue Mountain Peak.
Port Royal, considered the world's most wicked city during the Golden Age of Piracy, now a quiet fishing village.
A few essentials about Jamaica:
But Jamaica is a rose with very obvious thorns because of its well publicized problems with drugs and crime.
Jamaica 's major tourist areas, like towns everywhere, do have parts that shouldn't be visited after dark. As most hotels have their own security staff, room break-ins tend to be more rare than crime on the street. But both do happen.
Despite its problems, I like Jamaica and everything about it. I suspect you will, too.
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