Jamaica is known worldwide, if only because of the reggae music that originates there. But the country not only has great music, you can also marvel at a large number of different sights and attractions.
So you should z. B. see the capital of Jamaica. One of the attractions there is the huge natural harbor. The special thing about Kingston is the mixture of colonial houses and modern architecture. You should also have a look at the art galleries and museums there, as well as the arts and crafts market in King Street.
According to computergees, the largest tourist center in the country is Montego Bay. Also called Mo Bay by the locals. There are many historical buildings from the time the city was built in the 15th century to visit. Today, however, Montego Bay is considered one of the most modern cities in the Caribbean. The beaches in particular, but also the hotels, have an excellent worldwide reputation.
Negril can also convince its visitors with beautiful beaches. The former artists’ colony still has its original charm today.
Falmount is a port town that has special boat tours to offer: to Glistening Water. The water there shines through certain microorganisms. The boat trip is definitely an experience. A detour to the Rafters Village will certainly be interesting. This is a crocodile farm with a notorious plantation house. There are many different leisure facilities in Ocho Rios, as well as many hotels and restaurants. Other attractions include St. Anns Bay, Runaway Bay and the famous Dunns River waterfalls. For nature lovers, a detour to Fern Gulli, a very long gorge with several different fern species, is definitely recommended.
Adventurers shouldn’t miss a night canoe trip on the White River.
A detour to Port Antonio is also worthwhile. The city originated in the 16th century and is located on a very romantic bay. There are many magnificent villas here that can be viewed from the outside.
On the Rio Grande you can take part in raft rides or white water rafting.
Spanish Town, the former capital of Jamaica, has a historic town hall square and an imposing Spanish church.
Mandeville is in the middle of various beautiful gardens and orchards that invite you to take long walks. Nearby there is the Milk River Baths, a great place to relax after a strenuous tour of discovery.
Jamaica belongs to the Greater Antilles and is located in the Caribbean between the island of Hipaniola (with the Dominican Republic and Haiti) and Cuba.
Jamaica has a tropical climate, characterized by the northeast trade wind. The seasonal temperature differences are small. The mean January temperature in the capital Kingston is about 25 ° C, in July it is the mean temperature at 27 ° C. The central high plateau of Jamaica is about three degrees cooler.
The Jamaican rainy season runs from May to November, with peaks in May and June and October and November. The annual rainfall varies greatly between the island regions. Most of the rain falls in the northeast. In the north-eastern mountains of Jamaica more than 5,000 mm of rain falls, Kingston and the south coast are in their rain shadow, so that they are spared from the torrential Caribbean rain. In the area around Kingston and on the humid south coast, the mean rainfall is around 800 mm.
In late summer and early autumn storms often occur on the island. During this time there is also a risk of hurricanes.
Jamaica – important addresses
Jamaica Tourist Board : c / o Fast Forward-Marketing
Schwarzbachstrasse 32, 40822 Mettmann
Telephone: (02104) 832 974, Fax: (02104) 912 673
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (it will be information provided by telephone only)
The Jamaica Tourist Board in Germany is also responsible for Switzerland and Austria.
Jamaica Tourist Board : 64 Knutsford Boulevard,
Telephone: 92992 0019, Fax: 929 9375
Embassy of Jamaica in Germany : IE Ms. Joy Elfreda Wheeler, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (since September 12, 2007),
Schmargendorfer Strasse 32, 12159 Berlin
Telephone: (030) 8599 4511, Fax: (030) 8599 4540
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Consular section: Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Jamaican embassy in Germany is also responsible for Switzerland.
Jamaica has honorary consulates in Dallgow (phone: (033 201) 21637) and Hamburg (phone: (040) 309 9288).
Consulate of Jamaica in Switzerland (with visa issuing): 36 Rue de Lausanne,
Telephone: (022) 731 5780, Fax: (022) 738 4420
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (personal inquiries), Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (telephone inquiries)
The consulate of Jamaica in Switzerland is also responsible for Austria.
Embassy of Germany in Jamaica : Jürgen Engel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,
10 Waterloo Road, JM-Kingston 10
Telephone: (001876) 926 6728, 926 6729, 631 7935, 631 7936, Fax: (001876) 620 5457
Postal address: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, PO Box 444, Kingston 10, Jamaica
Honorary Consulate General of Austria in Jamaica: c / o Round Hill Hotel,
Montego Bay, 2 Ardenne Road, Kingston 10, JM-Montego Bay
Phone: 940 2404, Fax: 956 7505
Austria does not have its own embassy in Jamaica, the competent Austrian embassy is in Ottawa (see Canada – important addresses).
Consulate General of Switzerland in Jamaica: c / o Swiss Stores Ltd.,
107, Harbor Street, Kingston
Postal address: PO Box 171, JM-Kingston
Phone: 948 9656, Fax: 922 8403