Jamaica - South Coast & Central Highlands (Chapter)
This is the South Coast & Central Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Jamaica guidebook.
The south of Jamaica is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled areas of the country, and yet it remains, compared to Negril and Montego Bay, relatively untouristed. Folks are missing all the boutique hotels, excellent food, dinosaur-esque reptiles and long fields of sun kissed farmland.
- slow down the pace at Treasure Beach - a serene, laid-back fishing community known for offbeat hospitality
- explore Jamaica’s longest river, the Black River, by small watercraft: see crocodiles in their mangrove ecosystem, eat at a riverside shack and discover hidden swimming holes
- restaurants & accommodations
- heed the call of the ancient abeng (goat horn) at the well-preserved Maroon village of Accompong, on the cusp of scenic Cockpit Country
Coverage includes: Whitehouse & around, Bluefields & Belmont, Scott’s Cove, Font Hill Beach Park & Wildlife Sanctuary, Black River & around, Middle Quarters, Bamboo Avenue, Santa Cruz, South Cockpit Country, Maggotty, Appleton Rum Estate, YS Falls, Accompong, Quick Step, Balaclava, Troy & around, Christiana, Mandeville & around, Gutters & Spur Tree Hill, Williamsfield, Shooter’s Hill, Mile Gully & around, Treasure Beach & around, Lover’s Leap, Alligator Pond and Long Bay.
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