Name - Jamaica.
Capital - Kingston.
Language - English.
The population - 2,7 million persons.
Area: 10991 sq.km.
Time - lags behind from Moscow for 9 hours.
The dominating religion - Catholicism.
Blood-thirsty crocodiles live in low-lying areas and mangrove thickets of Jamaica, and lizards, frogs and nonpoisonous snakes it is possible to meet in all territory of the island. The Jamaican rabbit similar to a Guinean pig, - the only "radical" mammal on the island. The mongooses extended in Jamaica, goats and some species of cattle were delivered here by travelers. Streets of Jamaica are full Calypso's sounds, juice and a reggae which became popular around the world. However worship of god Dzha in Jamaica has accurately expressed social character. And Bob Marley for locals - not only the musical superstar, but also the fighter against racism and for social justice. The Rastafarianism, some religious symbols, motives in art came to Jamaica from Africa.
Average annual air temperature makes +27 °C - +30 °C, however highly in mountains it can fall to +10 °C. Northeast winds and evening breezes from mountains maintain pleasant freshness on the coast. From June to November hurricanes are possible.
Jamaican dollar. US dollars can be used also legally for payment of goods and services. Credit cards of the main payment service providers of the world are accepted.Visa:
The cost of $25 of the USA is made out at the airport on arrival. It is necessary to have the international passport with validity period not less than 6 months at the time of entry into the country, and / the ticket back and confirmation on hotel booking. Airport collecting at a departure - $20
It is filled with exotic and combines traditions of the Spanish, African, Indian, English and Chinese cuisine. The majority of dishes is based on goat meat and ham with a garnish from rice or beans. Sea products, marinated and fried with pepper and with onions are popular. One of the most widespread dishes - джерк - a special way the marinated meat preparing on a fire from a pimento tree: its smoke gives to a dish special aroma. Here by all means it is necessary to try juice from exotic fruit, coconut milk directly from nut, tea with rum, milk, spices and even fish, the Jamaican rum and the Blue Mountain coffee known around the world.Voltage:
Standard 110 volts, but in most hotels - 220 volts.Main resort areas:
Montego Bay, Negril, Rose-Hall, Ranevey-Bey, Ocho-Rios, Trilouni.
Montego Bay - the resort area where there is the second-large city of Jamaica, is located in a northwest part of the island. On the coast which is famous for infinite beaches and incendiary night life the set of hotels of various categories is constructed. In the territory of the resort there is also an underwater park for fans of diving and the golf course. Near Montego Bay annually the reggae music festival is held in the summer.
Negril - is famous for the wide sandy beaches with white sand and the magnificent nature. Big and brisk hotel complexes still did not absorb a bench of dealers in souvenirs in Negrile and did not eclipse fantastic beauty of local declines. Occupations water sports, walks to the next falls, travel on a catamaran - the nature gives to guests of the resort new impressions and unusual pleasures.
Ocho-Rios - the resort area rolling in tropical gardens in the north of Jamaica. Ocho-Rios is famous for the beach of Turtles, the harbor protected by coral reeves in which cruise liners, and falls of Danns River - one of the most visited sights of Jamaica are all the year round moored. In the territory of the resort there is also a gallery of arts, golf clubs, cozy coastal restaurants and incendiary discos.
Trip to Kingston
The excursion to Kingston where history and the present of Jamaica together merged, enjoys wide popularity at tourists. Will show you a historical part of the capital - Spanish Town and residence of the Chief Governor, and then will surely bring to the town where legendary Bob Marley was born. After a lunch at restaurant you will have free time for independent walk and purchase of souvenirs.
National park and falls
Trip around the picturesque road to the southern part of Jamaica to coast of Blek River, walk by small motor ship to National park where in original state exotic flora and fauna of the island remained. After a lunch you will go to the delightful falls located in several kilometers from the foot of the mountain of Nassau. If you never had to bathe in falls, it will be the real opening for you. Crystal-clear water smooth cascades goes down from height more than 40 meters, forming small spaces for bathing in the form of fantastically beautiful bays.
Excursion in Belvedere estate
Having visited a 300-year dam, plantations of a sugar cane and the most beautiful gardens of Jamaica, you will plunge into the atmosphere of the 18th century when on the island slavery dominated. You will get acquainted with tenor of life and household items of misters and their slaves. Upon termination of survey of the estate of Belvedere the lunch under rousing tunes of local musicians will be offered you.
The Blue Mountains
Walk and survey of majestic Jamaican mountains which decoration is the Peak of the Blue mountain (2147 m) - the highest point on the island. Then you are waited by a travel to the estate of the coffee planter with tasting of freshly cooked coffee, a sightseeing tour in the most interesting places of the city of Kingston and a lunch with rum punch, snack and fruit. Free time for purchases in shopping center "Devon House" and visit of house museum of legendary Bob Marley, founder of style of a reggae.
Falls of Dans River
Fascinating walk to the town Ocho-Rios - the resort town on the northern coast where there will be an opportunity to examine local beauty and to buy souvenirs. Then visit of falls of Dans River - the main sight of Jamaica where cascades of water fall as layers of puff wedding cake. By means of the skilled guide it is possible to make rise on the top of falls.
Travel along the northern coast through banana plantations and fields of a sugar cane On arrival to Port Antonio - a sightseeing tour on the city and a lunch at one of local restaurants. Dishes of the Jamaican cuisine give on leaves and have to be surely eaten by hands. After a lunch a trip on the widest river of Jamaica - Rio Grande on which you sweep on a bamboo raft.
Walk on a catamaran
Travel onboard a catamaran where under pleasant sounds of music of a reggae various tropical drinks will be offered tourists. During a stop it is possible to swim for a while with a mask and flippers or just to sunbathe in the distance from the noisy coast.
Travel on a bamboo raft under carefree chatter of tropical birds during which you will be able to admire the plants and flowers, rare on the beauty, covering coast. Ashore, until you are entertained music and dances, by all means try the Jamaican rum punch.