Jamaica is considered the best vacation spot in the Caribbean. This is not surprising, here you can lie on the beach warmed by the sun all day and listen to the rustle of palm trees over your head. Jamaica is a country of amazing culture, waterfalls, beautiful sunsets and, of course, the sun. But not only relaxing on the beach is possible in Jamaica. There are excellent conditions for active recreation: hiking in the mountains and forests, climbing and surfing.
Geography of Jamaica
According to calculatorinc, Jamaica is an island in the western part of the Caribbean Sea. The country is part of the Greater Antilles and is the third largest in this region.
The area of Jamaica is 10,991 km. sq., occupies the 160th place in the world by area.
The national currency is the Jamaican dollar (JMD).
The official language is English.
Visa to Jamaica
If you plan to visit Jamaica as a tourist destination for no more than 30 days, then you do not need to apply for a visa in advance. Registration takes place after arrival in Jamaica at one of the offices of the Department of Immigration. When applying for a visa, you must pay a fee, which is 20 US dollars. If you plan to travel with a child who has reached the age of 14, then he must have his own passport.
Weather in Jamaica
The climate in the country is tropical. There are two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. On the coast of the Caribbean Sea, the temperature is +24 +35 C almost all year round, and in the mountainous areas it is slightly lower – +15 +27 C. 800-5000 mm of precipitation falls annually, the largest number of rains comes from May to October. The best time to visit Jamaica is from December to April.
Currency exchange in Jamaica
As of September 2011, the national currency rate is 1 USD = 85 JMD. The national currency is the Jamaican dollar. Banks are open from 09.00 to 14.00 from Monday to Thursday, and on Friday from 09.00 to 17.00 with a break from 12.00 to 14.30. At Montego Bay and Kingston airports, exchange offices are open around the clock.
110V/50Hz (American type sockets).
Most of the believing population of Jamaica are Christians (60% Protestants and 6% Catholics). However, a wide layer of believers is represented by traditional African religions, which in some cases are mixed with Christianity.
The security situation in the country is quite unstable. In large tourist areas, you don’t have to worry about personal safety, as special police units work harmoniously here. In other places, care and caution must be exercised in dealing with local residents. The low standard of living of the local population leaves its mark on communication with tourists. It is extremely undesirable to appear alone outside the tourist areas. It is not recommended to succumb to the requests of local residents.
If you have not traveled to areas where yellow fever is common in the past six months, you do not need to be vaccinated. Medical services are paid, in large cities the level of medical staff is quite high, in other areas the qualification of honey. staff is low. Many large hotels have their own doctor at their disposal. It is desirable to have international health insurance.