If you are planning a visit to Jamaica and are planning to indulge in great outdoor activities, you will be spoilt for choice. From beaches to rainforests, from mountains to forest reserves, from the sparkling waters of the Caribbean to navigable rivers that meander their ways through scenic routes, Jamaica has it all.
It is important to point out that where you stay can make all the difference to your trip. While the island boasts plenty of hotels and all-inclusive resorts, you could do well by staying in Jamaica rentals comprising private villas, cottages and apartments perfect for all group sizes and budgets.
Once you are settled in your own Jamaica villas, cottages or apartments, you can consider the following outdoor activities.
Blue Mountain Tours (Ocho Rios): Enjoy a downhill ride on a bike through the Blue Mountains. Visit coffee plantations, enjoy a brunch and take a refreshing dip in a waterfall.
Boston Beach (East of Port Antonio): This is the best place on the island to enjoy jerk pork. The beach is lined with vendors smoking jerk-seasoned food the old-fashioned way and selling it at outside stalls.
Columbus Park (Discovery Bay): This is Jamaica’s only open-air museum with a crafts park. It was recently acquired by Dolphin Cove at Treasure Reef. You can see historic artefacts such as railroad paraphernalia, farming equipment and water wheels.
Cockpit country (South of Falmouth): This tour takes you to the area where Maroons (runaway slaves) hid, fought defeated and gained independence from the British. Adventures include birding, caving, underground rivers, waterfalls, cliffs, hiking trails, exotic plants, birds and reptiles.