Blue Mountains, Jamaica & Things to Do & Attracions in Jamaica

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Blue Mountains, Jamaica & Things to Do & Attracions in Jamaica

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Covered almost unendingly by mists that give Jamaica’s highest mountains its bluish color. The Blue Mountains in the eastern portion is about 28 miles in length and is almost 12 miles wide. If you find a clear day in the mountains you will be able to see The Cuba island surrounding the mountains from 210 km away. The mountains are rising in such a compact manner that it is possible to drive from the coastal plains to an elevation of over 7000 feet in not more than an hour.

The Blue Mountains are basically and naturally famous for its forests. The Blue Mountains is also famous for its beautiful species of birds. There are more than 300 species of birds living in The Blue Mountains. The history itself of the mountains starts from its forests. The best and the most beautiful part to see in the mountains is when it rains and the forests colors change into everlasting and lifetime experience of the exotically beautiful nature.

In somewhere around 1494, when the place was discovered, the whole land was covered with the forests with easily countable population. Today economic and population pressures have pushed the forest line to around 2000 ft. on the northern slopes and almost 5000 ft. on the southern slopes. The eastern part of these mountains receives more than 300 inches every year. This area is Jamaica’s last remaining rainforest where we can see many rare and exotic plants as well as the world’s second largest butterfly.

Things to Do: If you are thinking of hiking The Blue Mountains then December to April would be the best time. As other than that there is heavy rainfall the whole year in which hiking will be a great risk to your own life. The rivers flowing in the mountains create floods and landslides in rainy climate. December to April is also the time when the rest of the island is most comfortable.

The Blue Mountains can be approached from various points but the most popular route is from the capital city of Kingston. Buses are available between the major towns and mini-buses connect towns to villages. From Kingston, most buses to the Blue Mountains depart from Papine. If you are planning for a holiday then this could be a real lifetime good choice.

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