„Jamaica, once you go, you know”!
When you say Jamaica, you probably think about Reggae music and Bob Marley, multicolored clothes, Rastafarian culture, ganja and a constant party mood. But there is so much more than only that to discover about Jamaica.
Amazingly Beautiful Secluded Beaches.
The Jamaican beaches, with their fine white sand, clear waters, small scattered coves here and there ready to be discovered, are like wonders of a dream that comes true when you get there.
Moreover, Jamaica has no arid beaches, but on the contrary: the white sand dabs the roots of the palm trees and green shrubs, making the incredible landscape a place from where you no longer want to go.
In addition to the beauty and great energy of the Jamaican beaches, Negril Beach is a famous place to visit, especially due to the many rocky caves and numerous perfect areas for spectacular water jumps.
So many things to see and do !
Due to its incredibly rich and varied landscape, Jamaica offers you the opportunity to relax and sunbathe at the beach in the morning, and climb mountains or waterfalls in the afternoon.
You can have fun for hours in adventure parks specially set in the woods or mountains, ride horses, test your courage by rafting, or swim with dolphins in a quiet bay with clear water.
Only a short stay of a couple of days is never enough for you to enjoy all the rich amount of possibilities and wonders that Jamaica has to offer.
Hidden tracks that are waiting to be discovered.
If you want to enjoy Jamaica’s fairy-tale scenery, you can choose to visit areas less walked by tourists and immerse yourself in the wilderness and greatness of nature. Waterfalls and rivers, tropical forests, floral forests, quiet bays, blue caves, green mountain peaks, all this awaits the peaceful and curious travelers to discover and experience.
Great local cooking and healthy delicious food.
Jamaican cuisine is a refreshing blend of techniques and spices used in the indigenous kitchens of Spaniards, English, Africans, Indians and Chinese who lived on this island.
The national food is cooked by mixing the ackee with salted fish, but seafood is also an important part of the Jamaican menu. Ackee” is the national fruit and if it is not carefully prepared it can be poisonous. Ackee combined with salty fish is a popular snack or a regular meal at breakfast.
In the Jamaican cuisine, smoking is a widespread method to keep meat together with its juice and flavors. The meat is first marinated in a spicy mixture, then smoked.
Other traditional dishes are jerk chicken or jerk fish, curry-baked goat meat, roasted dumplings, salted fish, seafood – crispy and spicy puddles, crabs, huge shells.
Rum, Beer & Daiquiri.
The traditional beverage is rum, distilled from sugar cane. Rum is a part of Jamaica’s history, being prepared in multiple varieties – from light to gold, generally used in cocktails, to the premium black that is served dry.
One of the famous rum-based drinks is Daiquiri, made from light rum, lime juice, sugar syrup and served with plenty of ice.
The famous Red Stripe is the national Jamaican beer and it is produced and consumed on a large scale. For the first time produced in 1938, in a plant invented by Paul H. Cottler and Bill Martindale, Red Stripe beer is now manufactured in Kingston.
Dynamic Night Life.
When the evening comes, Jamaica seizes even more life. Reggae music is at its home, and you can get a good dance and fun at every corner of the street. Jamaica lives with and for music, so do not be surprised to have live concerts, beach parties, thematic parties, mad dance nights and a general atmosphere of joy that can not leave you indifferent.
The Jamaicans are proud of their country and they are willing to show you everything in detail, if you have the time, the heart, openness and respect for it. Jamaica is famous for its amazingly flavored coffee, its rum distilleries, the reach local markets, medicinal herbs and roots, the Bob Marley Memorial Museum and, last but not least, the historical and cultural vestiges.
Jamaicans have their own style of dressing, accessorizing and wearing their unique colorful style. So if you want to feel like a local, do your shopping in the markets, stalls, small shops and even shopping galleries. Believe us, you will have to buy a new suitcase if you want to bring home all the special souvenirs you can buy from here.
Jamaica celebrates its National Day on August 6th. At that time, in 1962, Jamaica proclaimed its independence from the Commonwealth.
Located between Central America and South America (the Great Antilles Archipelago), Jamaica has a relief made up mostly of a limestone plateau, bordered by mountainous heights in the north and east (maximum altitude: 2,256 m – Blue Mountain) and coastal plains in the south and west.
The state capital is Kingston, the political, cultural and economic center of the island, and has a population of 587,000, last stated in 2014. The city was founded in 1692 and it soon became the commercial center of Jamaica, being declared political capital in 1872.