Port Antonio is Jamaica’s most fascinating and safe (yes safe!) ecotourism destination. Its rainforest and highland valleys with their unique mix of Jamaican flora and fauna offer opportunities beyond it’s acclaimed white sandy beaches that attracts artists, ornithologists, writers, photographers and filmmakers.
For those that enjoy walking we recommend taking a day out from the beach to discover Jamaica’s Blue Mountains where you’ll be guided under misty, forested canopies, along footpaths where you’ll see miniature orchids, primordial ferns, lacy moss, many endemic birds and with a bit of luck the endangered Giant Swallowtail Butterfly.
For something a little more gentle, there’s a gentle ramble through the Rio Grande Valley. You’ll get to experience its spectacular vistas over the magical Rio Grande River, which runs through the deep valley between rolling hillsides and the lush Jamaican rainforest.
For those looking to explore its cultural and historical roots there is the opportunity to step back in time and go to the independent Charles Town and learn about Nanny, who became the head of the Maroons and is the first and the last female to defeat the British in the early 1720s.