Jamaica boasts a large number of parks, reserves and botanical gardens which are all well worth exploring. Most of the parks are located in or around the north coast and so if exploring the island’s natural treasure trove is high on your agenda, you can consider setting base in Jamaican rentals such as Silver Sands villas that can help you arrange your trip to these parks and reserves.
Start with the Swaby's Swamp Safari in Falmouth and you’ll be able to see a large number of ostriches in the Cashoo Ostrich Park which also doubles as a working farm. Apart from the ostriches, the other major attraction here are the crocodiles. There are guided tours on offer to take you through the beautiful hiking trails.
The most famous park on the island is the Blue Mountains and John Crow National Park spread across 20,000 acres. As is obvious from the name, the park encompasses two mountain ranges, the Blue Mountains and the John Crow National Park. It also houses the largest remaining rainforests in Jamaica. Camping and hiking are the two favorite activities here and there are a number of tour operators offering guided tours to hiking trails and to reach the highest peak at 7402 feet above sea level.
You can also check out the Montego Bay Marine Park, which attracts several species of stingrays, moray eels, and numerous other types of fish and sharks. Also worth checking out are the coral reef formations. The park also offers excellent scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities.
Then there is the Royal Palm reserve set in Great Morass swamplands across 7000 acres. The park supports diverse creatures such as crocodiles and a wide range of birds, including herons and egrets, living amongst the mangroves.
The parks and reserves reflect the rich bio-diversity of the nation and provide you the perfect opportunity to see the native flora and fauna at its most beautiful and its most undisturbed.
This is the time when most people plan their winter getaways and if rejuvenating amidst nature’s healing surroundings is something that you are looking forward to, there is no place like Jamaica to head to. Jamaica is an affordable destination and offers unique travel experiences even to the budget travelers. You can make the most of your visit and get the best returns for your money by staying in vacation rentals in Jamaica that combine the best of services of a hotel with the privacy, space and freedom that only a home can provide.