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Jamaica (Caribbean Islands) : When and where to go?
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Jamaica (Caribbean Islands): Climate & Weather
Jamaica has a tropical maritime climate with few temperature variations; it is mostly between 27°C and 30°C on the coast and around 20°C in the mountains.
28°C - 82°F
Kingston, updated 00:00 GMT
Jamaica (Caribbean Islands): Map
What to do in Jamaica (Caribbean Islands)
Jamaica is quite poor and populous but it is an idyllic destination because of its climate, gorgeous landscapes and its culture full of African influences but marked by slavery.
Kingston, the capital, isn’t well known just for its troubles, it is also a very lively city with culturally diverse character. The main attractions of this lush, green city are the Bob Marley Museum, the historical centre, the craft market and its bustling streets.
To the north-east, Long Bay is a great surf spot that is be very popular with surfing enthusiasts, but it is also a beautiful pink sand beach with warm turquoise waters that invite you to relax.
To the northwest, Montego Bay will seduce you with its typical Jamaican atmosphere; the lively port, nightlife, beaches, golf courses, various handicrafts and diverse water sports.
Closer to the center is Cockpit Country, a wonderful site you can see by helicopter.
Try to visit Negril, not only for the beauty of its beach, but also you can easily meet and get to know the local residents.
Needless to say, your visit will be accompanied by the sounds of reggae and the memory of Bob Marley: A great escapist vacation...
Jamaica (Caribbean Islands) : The basics
Two international airports, Kingston and Montego Bay, serve Jamaica from many cities in North America and Europe.
No visa is required for a stay for less than 30 days.
The currency in circulation is the Jamaican dollar.
Your daily budget in Jamaica should be estimated at between €30 and €70 depending on the level of comfort desired. An average meal will cost about €15, except if you eat local dishes based on fish and tropical fruit and vegetables. A decent room costs about €60, although it normally costs less in some of the smaller hotels or boarding houses.
There are no special health issues but it is advisable to take the usual precautions regarding your drinking water.
For travelling within the country, renting a scooter or motorcycle is very convenient. Buses are slow and irregular, but very inexpensive and a great way to meet people.
Concerning souvenirs for your friends and family, rum and local music are obvious and popular choices!