Adventure travel in Jamaica goes far beyond zip lining through the rainforest. From biking through the misty Blue Mountain tops, to farm-to-table culinary experiences and historical walking tours, Jamaica offers a plethora of activities for any traveler to find their own type of adventure.
Check out these 6 exciting attractions below, with choice attractions for both the adrenaline junkie and the less hyper-intensive inclined.
The Close Encounter:
Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour is a remarkable way to see the lush, tropical countryside and the world-famous Blue Mountains, recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this downhill bike tour, riders can take in the glorious views of over 500 species of flowering plants, cascading waterfalls and coffee plantations.
The Food Find:
Jamaican Jerk Outback Adventure is a hands-on cooking experience offered at the historical Great House at Prospect Plantation in Ocho Rios. Guests will tantalize their senses with a variety of herbs and spices, as Chef Irie guides them in the preparation of a traditional Jamaican dish. The cooking class takes place on a verandah with a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea.
The Culture Shock
Jamnesia Surf Club in Bull Bay is a true cultural experience established by the Wilmots, Jamaica’s first surfing family. Jamnesia not only provides surf lessons but budget-friendly accommodations, but also exposure to live music sessions and local vegetarian meals.
The Slow Beat:
Martha Brae Bamboo River Rafting is an iconic Jamaican experience accessible to all adventurers. Originally used as a means of transporting banana crops from the local plantations to the bustling harbor, these rafts are guided by experienced guides, imparting their knowledge about the river and its ecosystem on this serene ride.
The Wild Trek:
Nestled in the hills of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country, the River Bumpkin Farm takes you off-the-beaten-path to a 59-acre plantation marked with rivers, forests waterfalls, limestone caves, tropical foliage and birdlife. The plantation offers exciting eco-excursions ranging from river tubing, kayaking, historic biking, walking tours, and more.
The Glam Camp:
Stush in the Bush is a local culinary experience located on the 15-acre organic Zionites farm in Ocho Rios where guests can embark on an organic farm tour and farm-to-table lunch or dinner in the Rastafarian (Ital) diet of fresh fruits, vegetables and spices. It’s a great way to learn about the flora of the island, and have a home cooked meal while taking in the beauty of Jamaica’s lush landscape.