What to see in Negril
Negril is a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts: you can kayak out into the protected wilderness of the Great Morass to see crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural habitat; go horse riding on the beach and through the jungle at Rhodes Hall Plantation; scuba dive or snorkel the beautiful coral reefs and caves along Negril's coast; or enjoy some extreme cliff-diving into the clear ocean water, a very popular activity with both locals and visitors. There are also excursions into the surrounding countryside, like a daytrip to Mayfield Falls, a natural water park where you can swim in the pools formed by 22 cascades.
There is a reason, however, that this adventurer's paradise is called 'the capital of casual', and the most popular attraction in Negril is the famous Seven Mile Beach, where turquoise water and white sands create a paradise for lazy hedonists as well as active thrill-seekers. The Reggae Marathon held annually in December sees runners taking over Seven Mile Beach, but most of the time it is the territory of happy, relaxed and half-naked tourists.
For lovely views of Negril's coastline, climb the lighthouse on West End Road; it was built in 1894 and is open to visitors every day.
The 22 mini-cascades and numerous swimming holes that make up the Mayfield Falls in the low-lying Dolphin Head Mountains…
Visitors who tire of Jamaica's beaches can head for its gorgeous countryside, to the beautiful estate of Rhodes Hall…
The reason for Negril's recent boom as a tourist destination is centred on this seven-mile stretch of beautiful shoreline…
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