Jamaica captures the spontaneity of the joy and sorrows of its people. While rum, coffee, rice and peas continue to pervade their soul, profound music traditions and centuries-old customs remains embedded in the very existence of the Jamaican people. For centuries the country has welcomed visitors of all persuasions, from pirates to planters, to writers and movie stars, Jamaica remains today as one of the best tourist destinations in the planet.
It’s easy to be lyrical when you talk about Jamaica - the glow of its sunsets, the inimitable and engaging ways of its people, the fascinating white sandy beaches and lush green mountains, to name a few. What separates Jamaica however, is the rhythm of its festive beach culture that gave rise to a wave of contemporary music the world now enjoys. From samba to rumba to the now famous reggae music, Jamaica is an image that is fun and young.
Tourists who come in droves take pleasure in the unspoilt tropical delights of Turtle and Mallard Beach, a place for MTV music and all-night parties. The west and north part of the coastlines are packed by beach resorts and hotels. Attractions range from verdant parks to conspicuous colonial towns and neon-lit nightlife. The Port Antonio in northeast Jamaica is known for its great natural beauty attracting a mix of tourist with its exquisite sand and excellent restaurants. (The Boston Beach is the place to go for authentic Jamaican jerk chicken!)
Tread a short distance more to discover street markets of yam and breadfruit as vendors proudly hawk kulu kulu rum. Walk around the quaint fishing villages of Treasure Beach and Oracabessa, silent retreats that offer a glimpse of Jamaica's quieter side. It is not surprising that writers, artists, musicians and actors come here to replenish the creative spirit. Somehow the commercialization has not spoiled the allure of Jamaica. It still presents a magnificent kaleidoscope of color and splendor amidst seductive settings.
Jamaica Traveler Advice
Ta Marija Restaurant
In «Ta 'Marija», located in the center of the village Mosta you’ll be amazed by the welcoming atmosphere created thanks to the traditional setting of talented entertainers and warm ones. Every Wednesday and Friday after the Auto Reviews and Auto Shows that are shown in the TV, customers are invited to sing accompanied by mandolin and guitar, traditional and popular songs ... Read full Blog post
Ati-atihan in Kalibo Aklan
Ati-atihand origins ccan be traced to 1210 when refugees from Borneo would smear their faces with soot in affectionalte immitation of the Filipino natives The island of Panay in the Visayas is where this particular detail of Philipine history took place sometime ih the late 12th or early 13th century. For centuries hence, it has been commemoratged in one specific place - in Kalibo, the capital ... Read full Blog post
An Aerial fiesta in Clark Pampanga
Its a party in the sky as multi colored hot air balloons piloted ny different pilots from various partso of the world participated in this annual gathering. As early as 5am, the 2,500 hectare aviation complex at Clar Economic Zone in Pampanga was already crammedi with excitement. Clusters of hot air balloon participants busily prepare their own balloons for liftoff as they need to take advantage of ... Read full Blog post