Jamaica - South Coast & Central Highlands (PDF Chapter)
This is the South Coast & Central Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Jamaica guidebook.
Southwest Jamaica feels like a clandestine paradise for the trickle of off-island visitors who make it this far. The region’s most notable sights – the Black River, YS Falls and the Appleton Rum Estate – are usually visited by day-trippers on organized excursions from resorts in Negril and Montego Bay.
- watch fisherfolk mend their nets and enjoy the slow pace of life in Jamaica’s premier bohemian destination, Treasure Beach
- frolic in the cool river pools or fly over the falls on a zip line at YS Falls
- croc-spot in the mangroves fringing Black River, Jamaica’s longest river, or tour the town’s historic monuments
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Treasure Beach & Around, Alligator Pond, Lovers’ Leap, Black River to Bluefields, Whitehouse, Bluefields & Belmont, Mandeville & Around, Mandeville, Mile Gully & Around, South Cockpit Country, Accompong, Santa Cruz, Troy & Around, Maggotty, Middle Quarters, Christiana.
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