Jamaica is an experience in itself, and we all look for cool activities. Best of all, when you find free things to do in Jamaica you can fill your days and nights and don’t have to break the bank to have a great time on vacation.
Walk the Beach
Let’s face it, the main reason you headed to a tropical island is most likely for the beach. Why not appreciate a few of the best things in life that are free, starting with a simple stroll along the beach. Walk the length of your hotel’s beach and simply listen to the water lapping the shore and see what sea life you can glimpse as the sun shines overhead in the clear blue skies glinting off of the crystal clear water. The Negril coastline is world famous for its 7 mile white sand beach. Musicians break out into impromptu performances as the sunsets and lights the sky on fire. Find a spot as the sky darkens and lie back on the sand and gaze at the starry skies.
A Stroll through a Craft Market
Head out to one of the craft markets that are a landmark in almost every tourist destination across the island. Montego Bay boasts a large market as well as two smaller ones and the market in Ocho Rios is nestled in between hotels on the main street. Negril has a vibrant market where many local artisans creating a show as they carve fantastic works of art from native strains of wood. If you can’t afford it, you can still appreciate the artistry.
Taking the Plunge at Ricks Café
Dive, leap, jump or just watch the professionals flip acrobatically through the air at one of the most famous spots in Negril. Entry to Rick’s Café is absolutely free and so is the opportunity to leap from various heights into the cerulean blue clear waters below. Take in a live music show and just hang out. You may want to spend a little money so you can sip an ice cold Red Stripe while you take in the famously stunning sunset.
Doing Yoga on the Beach
Yoga enthusiasts should be on the lookout for the occasional free yoga class offered at some properties. Usually available only to hotel guests, a few properties will open their doors from time to time to invite visitors to join a free yoga class in one of the many picturesque spots across the island up in the hills or on a beach.
Wander a Historical Site
Head to Devon House in Kingston and wander the grounds with a delicious Devon House I-Scream single cone (the ice cream isn’t free but you shouldn’t miss it.) or head out to the site of the former “wickedest city in the world”, Port Royal, former home of pirates and Buccaneers before an earthquake sunk it into the ocean. The fort is there and the small town still exists.
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