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    Dunn's River Falls

    by solopes Updated Dec 3, 2014

    Fernanda hesitated, but, having read something about this falls I insisted to go. Well, it was, no doubt, the funniest hour of our vacations.

    Dunn's River falls, are described and shown in my Ocho Rios page

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    Visit Spanish Town

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 23, 2014

    Spanish Town is close to Kingston and a much safer place. The town was founded by the Spaniards, who named it Nuestra Villa de la Santísima Señora de la Vega, and was the capital of Jamaica untill the XIX century, when English moved the capital to present Kingston.
    You still observe some rests of the Spanish presence.

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    Rafting

    by solopes Updated Jul 19, 2014

    Everybody in Jamaica descends a river in a bamboo raft. We did it too, in Martha Brae. No emotion at all, just a calm sliding down the river, with time and peace of mind to watch the beautiful vegetation, with the explanation of the gentle rafter.

    Rafting, however, was already described in my Runaway Bay's page

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    The best of Montego Bay

    by Jessicaoff07 Written Mar 14, 2014

    1. Rose Hall

    Palmer completed the Great House in the style of a Georgian Mansion. The house has a plastered upper story and a stone lower level. Its position set high on a hill overlooking the coast makes Rose Hall Great House a commanding presence literally as well as figuratively. In 1770, the cost to build Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica was set at 30,000 pounds. It included such amenities as a mahogany staircase.

    2. Nine Miles Tour

    Be a part of the pilgrimage of tens of thousands of fans who flocked to his birth place and final resting place known as Nine Miles. Enjoy the scenic view of the country side as you travel through the hills and deep into the mountains through several small towns. Experience the other side of Jamaica far from the resort towns and buildings as you travel inland to pay your respect to the King of Reggae music

    3. Mountain Valley Tubing Tour
    http://www.viptoursjamaica.com/tours/mountain-valley-tubing.html

    This is your opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy Jamaica's natural beauty as you go, watch flowing streams join the river and be sure to catch a glimpse of the many indigenous jungle animals in their natural habitat. Experience the rush, the excitement and the thrill brought on by the different moods of the Great River as she changes her pace along this magical, unspoiled thoroughfare.

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    The best adventure in Jamaica!

    by Jessicaoff07 Written Mar 4, 2014

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    1. Arriving:

    Get picked up from the airport. El Sol VIda includes shuttles from Ian Flemming, Normal Manley, Donald Sangster,Tinson Pen and Negril airport.

    2. See Ocho Rios!

    3. Montego Bay: Take a full day tour filled with lots of historical information to see the real Jamaica.

    4. Negril: Beautiful sightseeing stops, a taste of local Jamaican foods and great vibes.

    5. El Sol Vida/ Caribic Tours: http://www.caribicvacations.com/

    Provides a wide range of tours across Jamaica and the Caribbean. All the 'must-see' and 'must-do' tours can be found on their website.

    Some 'must-dos' include hiking, camping, fishing, golfing, snorkeling, horse back riding, backpacking, swimming, jet skiing, scuba diving, kite surfing, visiting the Giddy house, drinking and swimming with dolphins.

    Dunn's River Falls is a must see and do if visiting Jamaica. It is located in Ocho Rios. The 600 feet cascading falls are gorgeous. You can actually climb right up the falls. It?s an amazing experience! Give it a try if you're up for a breathtaking challenge.
    Mystic Mountain has a bob-sledding ride combined with options for ziplining, a water slide and an aerial tram. The aerial tram is slower method to learn about the rainforest canopy.

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    Rio Grande Raft, Part 3

    by atufft Written Jan 17, 2014

    During the raft trip, there are several white water sections, a rock gap known at the love passage, and plenty of birdlife. About halfway down the river, there's a stop for swimming and eating. The food is good and cooked on the spot over an open fire. Our Captain was an calm man and excellent boatman named Albert.

    Egret on the Rio Grande Rainforest Vegetation Clings to the Trees Overhead Blue Heron on the Rio Grande Lunch Break Where Tourists Chat Albert on the Rio Grande
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    Rio Grande Raft, Part 2

    by atufft Written Jan 17, 2014

    The Jamaican government now regulates the rafting business on the Rio Grande, fixing prices, although there are private rafters on the water too. I recall the price being $30- per person for this four hour trip, which is not a bad price as Jamaican trips go. The government ticket house provides a dock, and level ground for boatmen to build their rafts. Because of the narrow winding road that leads to this place, there's no possibility of returning rafts by flat bed truck. So, for the first several years of work, the lower paid boatman return the empty rafts back up river the hard way. Then, with seniority and approval by the government, the government certifies with a numbered t-shirt captain status to those deemed skilled and trustworthy enough to take the tourists down river. During the trip, the captain may allow the passenger to pole the raft for experience.

    Upper Port of the Raft Excursion Boatman Returning the Raft to Dock Two Rafts on the Rio Grande Captain Steering His Raft Tourist Poling the Raft
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    Rio Grande Raft, Part 1

    by atufft Written Jan 17, 2014

    Jamaica's original tourist excursions began off the banana boats at Port Antonio. Noel Coward and Errol Flynn soon found that the rafts used to bring the bananas down to port were a great way to entertain their friends. Today, the banana industry is all but gone in this region of Jamaica, while the rafting remains a popular tourist trip.

    The bamboo used to make the rafts is actually a weed imported from Asia, that tends to choke the rainforest canyon along the Rio Grande river. Boatman build their rafts with the largest diameter end of the bamboo shoots tied together where a bench seat can be also tied. The narrow diameter ends of the shoots form the bow where the boatman stands with this pole.

    Raft on the Rio Grande Cormorant Dries Its Wings By A Bamboo Forest Rafts Under Construction Preparing at Launch Point to Sit on the Bench Captain Poles on Narrow End of Raft
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    Bob Marley Museum

    by ArenJo Written Jan 16, 2014

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    This was the best of the Bob Marley sites in Jamaica. A lot of history here as well as lots of photos. You can even see indents where bullets were shot at Mr. Marley. Cheaper entrance fees for people from Jamaica. Some of his friends / family sometimes hang around and talk about his life.

    This is the sign you look for to find the museum Some pictures inside the walls Me with the Bob Marley statue Stir it up! Museum sign
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    Bob Marley Mausoleum

    by ArenJo Written Jan 16, 2014

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    You get to see where Bob Marley's life began. The view up into 9 mile is pretty, but if you are prone to motion sickness, you will definitely need to take some medication with. They drive fast through the hills and curves around there.

    Entering the gates Awards More memorbilia Me in the bedroom of this small house Me sitting on the rock where Bob would smoke
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    Negril

    by atufft Written Jan 10, 2014

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    After a whirlwind tour of the island in a six day period, we were reluctant to spend another six days just at Negril--with a wedding party. But, despite my basic opposition to corporate run all-inclusive resort style holiday, I'll have to admit that Negril turned out to be a lot of fun. We relaxed on the beach, took a boat ride, saw a live music concert, dined a lot, and did a lot of souvenir shopping. We watched as luminaries were lit and launched on the beach on New Year's Eve.

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    Treasure Beach region

    by atufft Written Jan 10, 2014

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    There's a very decentralized region of Jamaica along the southwest coast that I'll refer to as Treasure Beach, but in reality it's a large number of beaches and some inland town areas too. We stayed at Billy's Bay, where there are some really great restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere well away from the congestion of the cruise ship ports or the all-inclusive resorts of Negril. This is one of the best places to dine on the cheap.

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    Kingston--Birthplace of Reggae

    by atufft Written Jan 10, 2014

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    Kingston isn't nearly as dangerous as it's reputation, especially in Trenchtown, the ghetto where Reggae was born. During daytime at least, anyone can hire a taxi and go to the museum in Trenchtown, and later visit the home of Bob Marley that was turned into a museum. We hired a taxi to drive from Port Antonio to Kingston, then with help of our Treasure Beach hotel, we later hired another driver to take us from Kingston to Treasure Beach. Kingston is the best place to do souvenir shopping. More details on the Kingston page.

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    Port Antonio

    by atufft Written Jan 10, 2014

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    Long before Montego Bay and Negril became famous, San Antonio was the original resort spot pioneered by tourists aboard otherwise empty banana boats returning to this once thriving produce port on the northeastern corner of Jamaica. Errol Flynn and Noel Coward made San Antonio famous. Today, the main adventure here is opportunity to escape from the cruise ship realm (the nearest dock is at Ocho Rios, more than 2 hrs away) into unspoiled Jamaican adventure. This dirty little town of 12,000 has on a peninsula a rundown hilltop neighborhood of Titchfield, where several small and decent hotels are located, several decent restaurants along waterfront, and a opportunities for a bamboo raft adventure down the Rio Grande. Brooke Shield's famous Blue Lagoon is nearby. Port Antonio has good accommodations with pleasant views at a good price. For more details, visit my Port Antonio pages.

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    Dunn's River Falls

    by atufft Written Jan 9, 2014

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    It seems like everyone who travels away from the cruise ports visits these falls. Like Lonely Planet Guide notes, Dunn's River Falls is neither the tallest nor of greatest water volume, and in fact these falls are technically a cascade, not a falls, but these are among the most interesting and fun falls in the world. Everyday during high season, thousands of visitors climb the falls wearing swimming shoes. Long lines of cruise ship groups follow their leader up the cascade, linked hand in hand. We skirted around these folks to make our way up. The falls start virtually at the beach and climb up the island. The rocks are not slippery, and when I inquired about this issue, I was told that young guys with pumice stones climb the falls looking to rough up the slippery spots. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for children, and still cheaper for locals. There's no need for a tour guide to this place, unless you need the transportation.

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