Year after year, Jamaica continues to charm and attract many travelers with miles of white sandy beaches, impressive mountain ranges, lush vegetation and crystal clear waters with many shades of blue. If you are looking for tranquility and relaxation, Jamaica will soothe your soul and make you forget the stress of everyday life with the beauty of the landscapes and Jamaican way of life.
Due to its mountainous terrain and humid climate, Jamaica is full of beautiful waterfalls and cascades. The most impressive and also the most popular among tourists are the Dunn River Waterfalls, located in the Ocho Rios region. Don't forget to bring water shoes, they will be very useful to explore the falls.
It is possible to visit the site where Bob Marley, the famous reggae singer, lived. You only need to climb up the steps of Zion to reach his mausoleum, one of the most spiritual places in Jamaica. You will have the chance to see up close some of the awards he has won during his musical career. In Kingston, which is about an hour and a half drive away, you can also visit the Bob Marley Museum featuring several exhibitions in tribute to the artist.
With their turquoise water basin, stalactites and stalagmites, these caves offer a very impressive natural spectacle. Quieter visitors will have the chance to observe bats and snakes.
If you want to mingle with the community and experience Jamaican lifestyle, go to Market Street in Montego Bay. On Sundays, there is an outdoor food market selling many fresh produce and exotic foods. There are also several stores, restaurants and bars on the nearby Hip Strip offering a unique atmosphere.
Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands in the South as it is entirely surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. It is therefore not surprising that its beaches are remarkably beautiful. Many agree that Seven Mile Beach, in Negril, is by far the prettiest beach in the country because of its impressive length allowing vacationers to take long walks. If you are a diving fan, we recommend you to go to Ocho Rios where you'll find the most beautiful sites.
The country's official currency is the Jamaican Dollar (JMD). U.S. dollars and most credit and debit cards are also accepted in shops and restaurants. Remember to notify your banking institution that you will be staying in Jamaica if you plan to use your cards on the island.
Electrical outlets used in Jamaica are the same as in Canada. However, voltage is 110V and frequency is 50Hz. You will need a converter if your devices do not mention INPUT label: 100-240V, 50/60Hz.
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