By Adam Karlin, Anna Kaminski
“This is a powerfully appealing nation, attractive to the eyes and soul, and as such, the topic of many Jamaican poems, songs and deep wells of nostalgia.” – Adam Karlin, Lonely Planet Writer
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52 days of research
63 bottles of pink Stripe
Miles of Caribbean coastline
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Outdoor actions chapter
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Rio Grande Experience ( 993-5778; Berridale; per raft US$65 ) For trips along the Rio Grande, in the eastern interior, within day-tripping distance of Port Antonio and, to a lesser extent, Kingston. com; 66 Claude Clarke Ave, Montego Bay; per raft 1-2 people US$75) For trips along the Martha Brae, near Falmouth on the northwest coast, within easy day-tripping distance of Montego Bay and Ironshore. DIVING COSTS � 1-tank dive US$40 to US$50 � 2-tank dive US$70 to US$90 � Snorkeling excursion around US$30 � PADI or NAUI certification course around US$400 Hiking Hiking is a great way of seeing the Jamaican interior, but keep in mind it’s always best to head into the jungles and the mountains with a guide.
Expect to pay at least US$40 a day for local expertise, and possibly a good deal more to head into particularly difficult terrain. Where to Go The most developed area for hiking is in Blue Mountains-John Crow National Park, followed by the Rio Grande Valley in Portland parish, where some of the hikes venture into the Blue and John Crow Mountains. The remote Cockpit Country, with its jungle-clad limestone hills, is perhaps the most dramatic landscape on the island; small community-tourism outfits are growing in that region.
Click here Ocho Rios & North Coast Activities History Nightlife ACTIVITIES The Ocho Rios area arguably has the most activities packed into a relatively small space in Jamaica. Besides Dunn’s River Falls, the country’s most popular waterfall, the north coast boasts a mountaintop adventure park, good diving spots, horse-riding adventures, ATV safaris and zip-line tours that attract active travelers. HISTORY Explore the ruins of the first Spanish settlement on the island at Maima Seville Great House in St Ann’s Bay on horseback, or head over to Firefly, the home of playwright Noël Coward, with its spectacular coastal views.