Nature in the Caribbean Nine natural wonders you can’t miss in Jamaica
Feel the buccaneer’s desire to raise your flag, lift the anchors and set sail. You are searching for a spoil of beaches, mountains, forests and waterfalls: Jamaica is your destination. A mixture of landscapes that have marked the multi-cultural nature of the island from its very beginnings, originally inhabited by the Taino people, through European influence and until its independence in the twentieth century.
Jamaica will charm you with its cinematic sunsets, with the perfection of its beaches and the natural treasures that surround Montego Bay. In this little Caribbean paradise you will understand what true happiness is. Ready for a good dose of beauty?
The excellent locations of the Iberostar hotels in Jamaica provide a unique opportunity to tour the island and to stop and admire all its treasures.
Dunn River and Iris Blue Hole Waterfalls, Ocho Ríos
Close to the city of Ocho Ríos, we find a place that will leave you stunned by its charms. The power of the Dunn River takes over this stretch of the forest, flowing through the terraces at will and creating small pools where it finds a gap. It is difficult not to stand by and watch this wonder for hours while you think about everything and anything. But if you are an adventurer, you can't miss the opportunity to jump into the water and stride from stone to stone. Such a special waterfall spectacle can only have one outcome given its brilliance: it flows directly into the Caribbean. On the other hand, if you're looking for a corner on the edge of the planet where you can forget about everything, Blue Hole is waiting for you. If you have the privilege of getting to know it, you have two tasks: let the intense blue of the natural pools immerse you and close your eyes to feel the energy of the waterfall.
Marine Park Montego Bay
This park is an ecological reserve that since 1991 has been looking to preserve the landscapes and tropic fauna that inhabit this Jamaican bay. Great marine diversity makes this place a paradise for diving lovers. A myriad of coral reefs and fish create an explosion of color on a seabed worthy of admiration. If diving isn't your thing, you can make the most of this unique environment with boat trips or simply surrender to the mercy of nature lying on the shores of Doctor's Cave beach.
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Half Moon Beach, Negril
Just over an hour away from Montego Bay is one of Jamaica's most beautiful reefs, under the waters that bathe Half Moon beach. This enclave invites you to lie in a hammock in the sun, to dive and marvel at a kaleidoscopic seabed, to practice bamboo rafting to a virgin island (the only one you will find on the island in the open sea) and, ultimately, to taste the sweet Caribbean life. Also, literally: if you want to pay a culinary tribute, there is a charming bar where you will be served with Jamaican delicacies and delicious cocktails.
Glistening Waters, Falmouth
It sounds like science fiction, but in Jamaica there's a bright lagoon waiting for you that will leave you speechless. You can't leave the island without visiting this magical place. The reason why the water lights up in the dark? Microorganisms that start to shine with movement. This phenomenon only happens in three places in the world, so put it on your list of things to do in Jamaica. A night swim in the Glistening Waters is an amazing experience, so much so that you may wonder if the stars have fallen from the sky to this point on Earth.
The journey to the YS Falls, sketched by green fields, flanked by mountains and marked by the footprints of the horses, suggests that: some kind of natural treasure is at the end of the path. Seven waterfalls, an impressive pool that is born from underground springs and a leafy jungle environment are the reward that awaits you at the end of the road. Apart from soaking in one of the permitted areas, you must dust off your adventurous spirit take a canopy ride to enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls from a bird's eye view.
Blue Mountains, Jamaica
The imposing Blue Mountains form the longest range in Jamaica, which is the highest point on the Caribbean island, at 2,256 meters high. Ferns, bamboo, eucalyptus or colorful wild flowers are some of the plant varieties that accompany the pathways that lead you through tropical forests. And for those who are happy with a cup of coffee, some of the best beans in the world come from the plantations in these mountains. Listen to the sweet melody of the birds, let the fog envelop you, succumb to the charm of landscape and breathe fresh air, you don't need anything else.
Seven Mile Beach, Negril
On this beach you can walk to the sound of Is This Love by Bob Marley. It is one of the most iconic beaches on the island, surely because it meets all the requirements to be the protagonist of one of the mythical tropical Caribbean postcards. At Seven Mile, the vast ocean merges with the blue sky on the horizon. There is no better place to enjoy a wide variety of water activities as a family. The nearest airport is Montego Bay, so if you travel from this city to Negril, be prepared not to stop looking at the hypnotic north the whole way. Landscapes that make you sigh!