Jamaica: a destination not only for sun and beach

Jamaica is a name that just listen to it comes to mind the music of style reggae and the name of Bob Marley. But, for many, it is also one of the main destinations for sun and beach in the Caribbean Sea. This makes you tend to think that it is ideal for a few days of relaxation, lying down for a tan or taking a few baths in a idyllic sea. And yes, obviously, all this can be done. However, it would not be fair to speak of Jamaica alone as a destination for sun and sand alone. And this island hides other charms that other a lot of opportunities to enjoy a good stay. They are walks, activities ... less known that are ideal for adventure lovers, as well as for those who want to deepen their culture. And, of course, its gastronomy should not be forgotten.


Before delving into those more alternative destinations, Jamaica is well worth a tour of its Caribbean beaches, which are abundant, making the island a whole paradise on earth.

The options, as we say, are multiple, but there are a series of beaches that should not be missed. One of them is called Negril Beach, which is internationally recognized. And it is not for less because it has everything that is needed for rest and wellness on the coast, apart from some unbeatable views to the sea within an environment of palm trees.

Another area that you must visit is the one located in the northwest of Jamaica and in the surroundings of the town of Montego Bay. This part of the island is the one with the greatest diversity of literals. However, one of them stands out: the Half Moon beach. Its main attraction is the contrast it offers among dark waters and the thin white ones sands.

In this part of the island, do not forget to visit the Doctor’s Cave Beach, which is a very exclusive area, being ideal for those seeking more intimacy within a natural environment really idyllic.


In addition to touring the entire coastline of Jamaica, another good option to enjoy a stay on the island is to opt for more adventure or sports activities. In fact, it is an ideal environment to do diving for the fish and marine species that can be seen or practiced kayakas well as for horse riding for its routes in the middle of nature.

And, if you still want more adventure, the alternative is to go to Canopo circuit, in the Montego Bay area, where there is zip lines and tours in nature. With less adrenaline, but also with an adventurous spirit, you can do the different hiking routes or excursions by natural landscapes like the Blue Montains. Of course, a must-see are the waterfalls from St. Elizabeth.


Jamaica is a destination that is equally culturally attractive. And not just for him reggae, which we discussed at the beginning, although the music It is essential in this country and a Jamaican cannot live without it and is part of their daily life.

In addition to being able to learn everything about Bob Marley and reggae, this island has an intense cultural life from the hand of the different artists. Specifically, in it, you can see different styles and expressions or artistic manifestation like surrealism, impressionism, social realism ...

From a musical point of view, other rhythms are also present, such as reggaeton, the rap and even the hip hop. A whole cultural fusion that is breathed in the air of Jamaica, where the dance or the dance, which is present every day for Jamaicans.


And, of course, the good tourist must try the local food. Jamaican gastronomy is very influenced for the food of England and of Africa. A whole fusion that makes it unique through numerous dishes that, in general, have in common the strong flavor and the use of many spices.

The dishes are especially cooked with fish Y seafood of the area, as well as with rice, chicken Y vegetables. But, one of the main ones is the Ackee and Salfish, which is made with cod, black pepper, tomato, onion and pepper.

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