<ul><li>Language: In Jamaica the people speak a language called Jamaican patois but this language is like English and the official language is it. </li></ul><ul><li>Surface and population: In Jamaica have about 2,847.232 people in 10.991 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: the currency of Jamaica is the same that in the USA and the Caribbean dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate: in Jamaica is a good weather because it is in the Caribbean and in this place always is sunny and with well temperature. </li></ul>
<ul><li>History: The Arawak and Taino indigenous people, originating in South America, settled on the island between 4000 and 1000 BC. When Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492, there were over 200 villages ruled by caciques (chiefs of villages). The south coast of Jamaica was the most populated, especially around the area now known as Old Harbour. The Tainos still inhabited Jamaica when the English took control of the island. The Jamaican National Heritage Trust is attempting to locate and document any evidence of the Taino/Arawaks. </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher Columbus claimed Jamaica for Spain after landing there in 1494 and his probable landing point was Dry Harbour, now called Discovery Bay. There is some debate as to whether he landed in St. Ann's Bay or in Discovery Bay. St. Ann's Bay was the "Saint Gloria" of Columbus who first sighted Jamaica at this point. One mile west of St. Ann's Bay is the site of the first Spanish settlement on the island, Sevilla, which was established in 1509 and abandoned around 1524 because it was deemed unhealthy. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Geography: Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. It lies between latitudes 17° and 19°N, and longitudes 76° and 79°W. The island is home to the Blue Mountains inland and is surrounded by a narrow coastal plain. Chief towns and cities include the capital Kingston, Portmore, Spanish Town, Mandeville, Ocho Ríos, Port Antonio, Negril, and Montego Bay. Jamaica is also home to the seventh largest natural harbour in the world, Kingston Harbour. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Tradition : Of all the Jamaican traditions, what's your favorite? Is it the food or the drinks? ...the music or the dance? …the sports or the fun?...which is it? I got to tell ya, </li></ul><ul><li>I love them all! </li></ul><ul><li>Foods, drinks, reggae music, dancing, sports, singing, celebrations, fun...it doesn't matter...we treat them all with the same respect. </li></ul><ul><li>We celebrate our reggae icons such as Bob Marley and Wailers, the I-threes (Judy Mowatt, Rita Marley, and Marcia Griffiths) Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, John Holt, Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs, Shabba Ranks,...to name a few. </li></ul><ul><li>We celebrate our lifestyle, our people, our culture... </li></ul><ul><li>This site will help you understand who we are and what we do to make these Jamaican traditions so special! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Places to visit: Whether you are looking for exciting, historic or adventurous places to visit in Jamaica, rest assured we have them all! </li></ul><ul><li>- Chukka adventure tours: here are a lot of good reasons why they were crowned the top adventure tour company in the Caribbean. I have first hand experience! </li></ul><ul><li>The company operates twenty-eight (28) amazing tours at Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and St. Mary in Jamaica, Belize City in Belize, Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas and Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands. </li></ul>
- Bob Marley´s Nine Miles: Nine Miles is the birth place of our late great reggae superstar, Bob Marley and is also his final resting place. -
- Dunn´s River Falls: Truly no trip or vacation to our beautiful island is complete without climbing this majestic waterfall!
- Dolphin cove attraction: The largest maritime attraction in the Caribbean, this is a family fun day for all. You can interact with our amazingly friendly dolphins by choosing either a touch, swim dorsal pull or foot push program.
- Negril´s day and sunset tour: Magic, pure magic! If you hear anyone mention any three of Jamaica's attractions, chances are the famous Negril Sunset; viewed from Rick's Cafe will be one.