Irie is a word in the Jamaica creole that can mean feeling happy, cool or a state of feeling really good.
It is no doubt that many places in Jamaica can make you feel irie. We have put together some really cool Active Tourism places you can visit when in Jamaica.

Paort  The Cockpit Country is one of the most ecological areas of Jamacia. It is connected by a number of sinkholes and porous rocks which is connected to a network of caves. A very beautiful and green that has over 75 bird species. Knowledgeable and experienced guides are needed. For more on birds in the cockpit country

Cranbrook Flower Forest is a unique eco-tourism attraction ideal for nature lovers, bird watchers, explore over 100 acres of tropical Flower Forest and an exciting River head adventure tour. Cranbrook has exotic tropical gardens, lawns, water pools, beautiful gardens and trail and a tropical rain forest, hike along the little river leading to the head of the river where it rises out of the ground.  Tel: 876-770-8071

 Hotel Mocking Bird Hill is not just a name, it is a real place for birdwatching.
Jamaican TodyBetween the Blue Mountains and Port Antonio, you have a good chance of seeing all 28 of the Jamaican endemics, including the endangered though readily viewable Black-billed Parrot and Ring-tailed Pigeon. Your comfortable base—and an exceptional birding destination for your birdwatching holiday--is Hotel Mocking Bird Hill in Port Antonio on the northeast coast of Jamaica.
Twenty-two of the 28 Jamaican endemics plus 6 Caribbean endemics can be found on the 6.5 acre property at Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, which is particularly known as one of the better places to see Black-billed Streamertail.

Hotel Mocking Bird Hill is listed inas “one of the best places for bird-watching in Jamaica; 28 endemic species and some endangered ones that can be viewed in the grounds of the property." See web site..

 Mango HummingbirdThe Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park conserves about 78,000 hectares (200,000 acres) of tropical rain-forest in the north-east of Jamaica. The park covers the steep mountain slopes (mostly over 3,000 feet) in the interior of the parishes of St. Andrew, Portland, St. Thomas and St. Mary. The region has been noted for having more than 800 species of endemic plants, the world’s second largest butterfly, Papilo Homerus, 200 species of resident and migrant birds and is one of the largest migratory bird habitats in the Caribbean. Ecclesdown and Hardwar Gap in the Blue Mountains have been noted as prime locations from which to view much of the island’s flora and fauna. For more information on the Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park, please visit the Jamaica Conservation Development Trust (JCDT) website at

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Montego Bay Visitors Guide
Cruise Falmouth Jamaica

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