Jamaica is a beautiful mountainous island with nice beaches, lush green vegetation, big palm tree forests, waterfalls and many places of interest, a good infra structure and large tourist centers. It is located in the northern Caribbean, some hundred kilometers south of Cuba.
Tourism is one of the main economic sources. Big cruise ships arrrive daily in the Jamaican harbours and are closely surrounded from taxi drivers and hawkers.
Unfortunately that mass tourism has also slightly negative aspects for individual travellers like us. One mostly has a guide on his heels, who knows good shopping facilities or extraordinary places of interest. But they always have open hands - nothing is for free.
One always has to haggle for anything or you leave "feathers".
The most important export hit is Reggae, ... or is there anybody who does NOT know Bob Marley?