Monday, November 8, 2010

Exploring the Caves in Jamaica

Jamaica offers some great outdoor activities, one of which is exploring the caves on the island. Once you have settled in your Jamaica accommodation, you can plan your cave exploration adventure. To make it easier for you we have listed below some caves which you could visit.

Caves of Nonesuch: Located outside Port Antonio, these caves are spread across 180 acres and date back to more than 1.5 million years. They contain some really interesting fossils, the most important being the fossilized marine life that supports the theory that land itself was formed underground and then pushed to the surface by underwater volcanic activity. This multi-chambered site comprises walkways, stairs and railings.

Green Grotto Caves: Found between Runaway Bay and Discovery Bay, these caves are also deeply connected to the history of the island. Over a period of time they sheltered the original inhabitants of the island, then the runaway slaves, and finally the pirates. Nothing of the colourful history remains. However, you can see the beautiful geological formations.

Cockpit Country Caves: These are more for the experienced cavers. There are more than 70 caves and of particular interest are the Windsor Caves, home to a wide variety of wildlife. You can also explore the Peace Caves so named after the annual ritual held in the memory of the brave Maroon People. Maroons were the fierce freedom fighters who gained special concessions from the British.

If you are travelling with kids, you can stay in family friendly Jamaica rentals like Silver Sands Jamaica that offers childcare facilities. You can then go out to spend some time on your own safe in the knowledge your kids are being taken care of.

1 comment:

Jamaica Beach Villas said...

Jamaica caves provide entry into an amazing underground world. It is a marvelous place for the cavers who want to explore different types of caves. Exploration in the forest is good, but it's really the caves that are the jewel of Jamaica tourism. Thanks a lot.