Jamaica is a small state on the island in the Caribbean Sea, discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1494. The country is known for a large number of picturesque mountains. The highest point of the country is the Blue Mountain. The rivers in this beautiful island are quick and short. Jamaica is also rich in mineral springs. The former capital of Jamaica, Spanish Town, is famous due to the cathedral of Santiago, built in Baroque style.
The modern capital of Jamaica, Kingston, has few historical monuments. Kingston is of special interest as a tourist destination and has a metropolitan flavor. Its advantages are a wide range of hotels of different categories, endless beaches, restaurants and lively nightlife. Nearby is an underwater park for scuba diving enthusiasts and golf courses. The annual summer festival of reggae music attracts thousands of visitors.
In the resort area tourists often visit Fort Montego, Church of St. James, an old prison Cage, Burchell Memorial Church, the Museum of the Blue Hole, the magnificent Rose Hall, the Gallery of Indian Art, Havens Gallery, the museum with a beautiful collection of antique furniture, an underwater park as well as magnificent beaches. As any capital in the world, Kingston is a city of contrasts. If you decide to walk, you will not see many attractions in the capital, apart from the Bob Marley Museum, Devon House, and Downtown.
Devon House is located at the intersection of Hope Road and Waterloo Road. It is the house of the first black millionaire in Jamaica. The gardens of Devon House are the place of annual fairs on Independence Day, Easter and Christmas. Here one can buy traditional Jamaican clothing, souvenirs, and other things. The Museum is a symbol of pacifist reggae music. On the ground floor you can contemplate the door to the singer's recording studio. After his death, the door has been permanently locked. On the second floor we see the residential apartments with a bed and a guitar, a bicycle and some personal belongings of Marley's. The entire room is covered with clippings from newspapers, telling about the singer's performances.
Downtown is the historic center of Jamaica, located on the Gulf coast in the south of the city. Perhaps this place is famous only because of the reputation of the most dangerous place in Kingston. Jamaica Attractions include Montego Bay, the most visited place of the Caribbean Sea. Its sandy beaches and luxury hotels are comparable to Acapulco in Mexico. The local resorts are also associated with healing mineral springs and mountains, rich in limestone. Jamaican resorts are located in different parts of the island, and each of them has its own peculiarities. The rocky northern coast of the island contrasts with the narrow strip of beach in the center, which is rightly called the Jamaican Riviera.
Most of the island is represented by the hilly limestone plateau framed by the Blue Mountains in the east with a broad plain in the south. Because of the high seismic activity of the island, earthquakes are frequent, but not too dangerous. Negril is famous for its wide white sand beaches and beautiful nature. This large and lively hotel complexes coexist with small cozy hotels. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of water sports or take a stroll to the nearby waterfalls, and in the evening they can go to a little trip on a catamaran to admire the stunning colors of the sunset. This is one of the most environmentally friendly resorts in the world. Further south, along the coast of Negril, it is possible to visit the deserted, but amazingly beautiful Alligator Pond.