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8 Things Adventurers Can Do In Jamaica

Ricks Cafe by Qutie
Written by Denise Clarke

Skip ordinary, mundane trips and add a little excitement with your own customized adventure in Jamaica. If there is that one thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t, the opportunity waits to challenge yourself right here in Jamaica. From exploring the country-side, to engaging in adrenaline-pumping acts, to basking in beautiful sceneries, there are tons of activities to suit the wild adventurer or the nature enthusiast. Here are eight exhilarating activities that adventurers can do in Jamaica.

Cliff Dive

Ricks Cafe by Qutie

Ricks Cafe by Qutie

Rick’s Cafe in Negril is the place to go to experience a dive off the cliff and take a swim in the welcoming waters of the Caribbean sea. This exhilarating experience of diving from a jutted piece of rock approximately 40ft above sea level is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the little enclave known as West End in Negril. Though not recommended by tourism officials due to safety concerns, cliff-diving attracts many adventure-seekers to the area. The backdrop of the spectacular sunset offers a relaxing atmosphere, making cliff diving a great way to spend time with friends, and add some excitement to their stay in Jamaica.

Climb Waterfalls

Dunns River Falls by Anna Marie

Dunns River Falls by Anna Marie

The land of wood and water has many waterfalls scattered throughout the island, and climbing to the peak is a must-do for any adventurer. Perhaps the most popular is the world famous Dunn’s River Falls located in St. Ann, which has one of few beaches that has a waterfall flowing directly into it. If you’re up to the challenge of climbing a steep slope, with cool river water pounding on the rocks near you while basking in nature’s beauty likened to a tropical forest, this activity is ideal for you. Those who achieve the coveted mission of reaching the top are rewarded with a sense of accomplishment and often a taste of local food and souvenirs from the attraction.

Climb Blue Mountain Summit

Jamaica Blue Mountains by Greg Vogt

Jamaica Blue Mountains by Greg Vogt

 Home to some of the world’s best coffee, the Blue Mountain stretches to a height of 7,402 feet above the city of Kingston. Hiking to the top is a demanding feat, but one which rewards you with spectacular views and an exciting rendezvous with nature. Much more than a causal stroll, the climb is usually made from either Kingston or Port Antonio. Hikers usually start out just before daybreak to catch breathtaking views of the rising sun and watch the city come to life below.

Zip lining

Ziplinging at Mystic Mountain by Shelby Denise

Ziplinging at Mystic Mountain by Shelby Denise

What better way to enjoy the natural beauty of the island than whisking and gliding through the trees from one platform to another. Zip-lining in Jamaica can be enjoyed by visiting the Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures in St. Ann or Chukka Caribbean Adventures also in St. Ann. The experience may consist of several different platforms from which you’ll fly through the air ogling the jungle or a rushing river beneath. The superman experience gives a totally different perspective of the island, as adventurers survey its beauty from above.

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Denise Clarke