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Port Royal

From the series “Famous Sunken Towns”
The legendary port city, Port Royal, has being remaining an important symbol of Jamaica for nearly five hundred years. The legendary city of pirates was founded in 1518; it was reasonably considered the most hopeless city on earth. For many years, corruption and violence have being dominating there. Pirate ships have being arriving there from all over the world, even from Madagascar. In 1692, the island has suffered from an earthquake, and the pirate town completely went under water. Today its ruins lie on the bottom of the Kingston harbor.
The ruined city never ceases to attract the attention of researchers who discover new amazing artifacts on its territory. Flooded buildings house priceless historical documents; look of centuries-old buildings covered with coquina enthralls many divers. During an earthquake several ships were moored in the harbor; they also went under water and now rest at the bottom.
Large-scale studies of Port Royal began in the mid-20th century, when scientists have raised dozens of priceless historical finds from the seabed. The flooded city can boast numerous pirate goods, a significant part of which researchers have failed to detect. However, documents confirm that priceless treasures and relics lie in Kingston harbor. Despite the notoriety of Port Royal, the flooded city is an outstanding historical landmark, and all snorkelers can admire its priceless artifacts. ... Complete sights collection

Dunn River Falls

From the series “Stunning Beauty Places of the Earth, Unknown to Tourists”
In Jamaica, there is a wide selection of short and interesting sights. In search of new impressions, some tourists enter the surroundings of the city of Ocho-Rios. Here is the little-known and mentioned in a few tour guides - the Park Dunn's River Falls and Park, on whose territory flows the river Dunn. The river is characterized by the unique waterfalls whose height is 180 meters. The waterfall falls into the Caribbean Sea, which makes it even more unique.
The waterfall structure is very complicated and consists of a lot of paragraphs. The most courageous tourists strive to climb as high as they can and take impressive photos. The waterfalls of the Dunn River are among the most beautiful on the earth and the few that fall into the sea. The natural sight is surrounded by the lush vegetation, so the trip to the nature reserve is very exciting.
Guests of the park have the opportunity to walk along the picturesque paths and see the ancient caves, the hot springs and a lot of other natural wonders hidden in the lush tropical scrublands. Although the waterfalls are visited by the relatively few tourists, the way up to them is not at all exhausting. This area is popular among holidaymakers with children. The newlyweds use the natural terraces as a place of execution for the wedding ceremony. The unique landmark, hidden in the tropical forests of Jamaica, is found for adventurers and nature lovers. ... Complete sights collection

Floyds Pelican Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
We can divide people into two categories: those, who like snowy landscapes and those, who like the whisper of the ocean and palm's leaves. The second has to spend their vacation on wonderful Jamaica island. Negril as a resort has been meeting visitors in the outstanding bar "Floyds Pelican Bar". It looks like a shabby cabin and was built on wooden piles over the water. The bars' roof is made from the palm leaves.
You can get to the bar by boat. For renting a boat you have to choose one from the coastline. All were made for your comfortable vacation. There you can find large zones with hammocks and special terraces for sunbathing. The visitors of the bar can swim in the ocean or keep an eye on the playing dolphins. The bar is located in a kilometre from the coastline, thanks to that the visitors can enjoy the silence and sea landscapes.
The creator of this bar was one of the local fishermen. He built the cabin over the water especially for local fishermen. According to his plans, there should be a place, where they could relax and entertain during the working day. The tourists, who are seeking for extraordinary entertainments are the main visitors to this bar over the water. They can try not only their favorite sorts of alcohol and cool drinks but also original dishes from fish, lobsters and shrimps. The bar has an outstanding and marvelous decoration in fisherman’s style, even ladders are made from the holeproof rope. ... Complete sights collection
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Montego Bay
Thrill-seekers can raft down Martha Brae or Black River, which will bring you lots of impressions. Hikers can enjoy interesting events too. There are most of the tourist routes in the Blue Mountains. You should go on a hike to the picturesque mountainous area. Fans of horse-riding should certainly visit Half Moon Bay Equestrian. Here, beginners can learn to ride a horse and even take a ride to the coastal area. The most beautiful beach at the resort is Doctor's Cave. It offers all the … Read more
Kingston
In 2002, Emancipation Park was opened in the capital. The opening of this park was very symbolic for locals, as it was timed to the 170th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Besides ornamental plants and fountains, the main feature of the park is the variety of sculptures and original designer African-style benches. Part of the park is reserved for a small botanical garden with the most unique Jamaican plants. The territory of the park is also equipped with picnic areas. To can get … Read more
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