Falmouth is a town on the north coast of Jamaica in the Trelawny Parish. The town was first founded in 1769 by Thomas Reid and it served as both a port and a market town. It is famous for being one of the best maintained Georgian towns in Jamaica and for its interesting history. While many tourists visit this town because of the fantastic weather or to enjoy the cultural experience of this part of Jamaica, there are also plenty of fun activities to enjoy during a stay there. Here are ten fun activities you can enjoy in Falmouth, Jamaica.
Martha Brae Rafting Village
If you enjoy being outdoors and love water but also want to relax, then the Martha Brae Rafting Village is the perfect fun activity for you. Visitors get to ride on a raft along a slow-paced river and take in their beautiful surroundings.
Falmouth has a rich history but, if the usual trips to museums and walks around landmarks of architectural significance are a little dull for you, then the Outanemi Experience is the perfect alternative. You can learn all about Jamaican history but in a fun way. Costumed actors take you on a tour of village sets and relate stories from Jamaica’s history.
Jamaica Swamp Safari Village
Originally, this attraction was set up as a rescue farm for crocodiles. It then expanded its rescue program and became home to alligators, black leopards, pythons, chimpanzees, and a pair of lions. Now, visitors can enjoy a guided tour around the safari village and admire the wide range of species that live in the village. Some of the more recent additions are Jamaican yellow snakes, parakeets, parrots, anacondas. Capuchin monkeys, iguanas, and the Jamaican coney. The attraction has a restaurant, a bar, and a shop.
Luminous Lagoon Tour
There are just four luminous lagoons in the world and one of them is located in Falmouth. This is an interesting and unusual activity to enjoy in the evenings. Take a trip to the lagoon and you will see that it is mysteriously lit up. This is caused by a creature called the dinoflagellate and there are millions of these living in the lagoon. These creatures produce an eerie glow that illuminates the water and highlights the fish and other creatures in the water below. Visitors can take a boat trip to fully appreciate the beauty of this spectacle.
Take a Boat Trip
One of the most common activities that tourists enjoy during a stay in Falmouth is a boat trip. This is a fantastic way to see the coastline from a different perspective, learn more about the area, and view the marine life living around the island.
Try the Watersports
A vacation is a perfect time to try a new and fun activity and option you should consider while staying in Falmouth is trying the range of watersports that are available in the area. There are many different options, including scuba diving, yachting, surfing, kayaking, and much more.
Falmouth Culinary Tour
Jamaican cuisine is quite unique, and this is something you can learn more about during your stay in Falmouth. Sampling the local delicacies and trying new dishes can play a big part in your enjoyment of a visit to this town. One of the best ways to explore the gastronomic delights of Jamaica is to take on of Falmouth’s culinary tours.
Drink in the Local Bars
Falmouth is a fairly quiet town, so you will not find nightclubs where you can dance the night away. What you will find are beach-side bars where you can enjoy a relaxing drink at the end of a busy day. It is the ideal way to wind down and to mingle with the locals.
Feeling energetic? Then head to Paintball Jamaica where you and your traveling companions can enjoy some messy fun. Working in teams, you must avoid being shot by a paintball and seek out your opponents to fire at them first.
River Rapids Adventure
If the Martha Brae Rafting Village was too slow-paced for you, then you may prefer the River Rapids Adventure. However, you need to prepare yourself to get wet at this water-based attraction. Visitors have the opportunity to ride in river rafts or tubes at high speeds down the local river.
Written by Garrett Parker
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