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Jamaica Cuisine

Destination & Adventures

Local Cuisine

Jamaica seduces your senses with her natural beauty, incredible sunsets and vibrant nightlife as well as a wonderful selection of restaurants that will satisfy food lovers from all over the world.

100% Pleasure

Wine Tasting & Drinking

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes.  Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally.In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.

Fun & Pleasure

Tequila

Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila,  and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Lime, Salt & Fun

Beer

Beer in Mexico has a long history. From  Mesoamerican time and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer brewed was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.

Learning to Cook Regional Delights

Attending a local cooking school is the best way to learn the local cuisine and Jamaica serves as a key location for cooking schools and food preparation here. Foodies who choose to mix learning with pleasure in Jamaica often find this to be a great chance to meet new friends and interact with locals.

The Basics: Seafood
Fresh seafood abounds in Playa del Carmen, with all the usual suspects making an appearance: sandwiches out of beach-side shacks, grilled fish platters and plenty of ceviche. Regional ceviche has its own unique flavor acquired by the unconventional splash of orange soda or juice and sprinkling of tomatoes. Akumal also has two seafood dishes that are distinct to the region: Pescado a la Talla is the most well-known regional specialty, a grilled snapper that has been marinated in spices and chiles. Vuelve a la vida or “return to life” in English, is the perfect hangover cure that locals swear by. It’s essentially a seafood cocktail served in a chilled goblet with a side of saltine crackers and sliced avocado. A vuelve a la vida usually contains some combination of shrimp, raw clams and oysters, squid and ceviche doused in tomato juice, ketchup and a spicy salsa.

Jamaica Cuisine

Pozole

In Playa del Carmen, you can enjoy two types of pozole: white and green. White pozole is the kind you can find just about anywhere in Mexico; it’s prepared with chicken or pork, heirloom corn, vegetables and tortilla chips. Green pozole, has pumpkin seed sauce and green tomatoes added. The steaming hot soup is usually served in a clay bowl and is the perfect meal for a rainy afternoon on the coast.

Sopa de Albóndigas

Albondigas soup is a traditional Mexican meatball soup (“albondigas” means “meatballs” in Spanish) that my mother has cooked for our family for more than 50 years. It is our version of comfort food. A simple soup base is made with sautéed onions, garlic, broth, and tomatoes.

Tamales 

The delicious tamales have a special flavor that makes for a unique dining experience. They often consist of black mole with pork, chicken or green beans and squash blossoms wrapped in a banana leaf that gives them a more smooth and solid consistency. You can also enjoy bean tamales covered with green pumpkin seed mole or tamales made from fresh pumpkin.

Ceviche

Playa del Carmen is a sea-side town, fresh seafood is something that can easily be enjoyed during your visit. Ceviche is prepared by cooking pieces of fish that were dipped in lemon juice for at least one night before draining the mixture and adding onion, fresh lemon juice, diced avocado, cilantro, olive oil, olives and chili.

Pescado a la Talla

Playa del Carmen is full of coconut and tamarind trees, and as a result, there are various recipes that have been created using the fruits. Some of the treats that are peddled on the beach and everywhere in between include tamarind pulp mixed with sugar, jamoncillo, a nutty kind of fudge, baked coconut candy and coconut ice cream.

Vuelve a la Vida

Vuelve a la vida or “return to life” in English, is the perfect antidote to Playa del Carmen’s famed nightlife, a hangover cure that locals swear by. It’s essentially a seafood cocktail served in a chilled goblet with a side of saltine crackers and sliced avocado. A vuelve a la vida usually contains some combination of shrimp, raw clams and oysters, squid and ceviche doused in tomato juice, ketchup and a spicy salsa.

Sweet Treats for Dessert

Playa del Carmen is full of coconut and tamarind trees, and as a result, there are various recipes that have been created using the fruits. Some of the treats that are peddled on the beach and everywhere in between include tamarind pulp mixed with sugar, jamoncillo, a nutty kind of fudge, baked coconut candy and coconut ice cream.

Sopa de Lima

Lime soup is a traditional dish from the Mexican state of Yucatan, which is made of chicken or some other meat such as pork or beef, lime juice and served with tortilla chips. This dish was originally created by the Mayans and with the passage of time has evolved to take its present form.

Cochinita pibil

Roast pork marinated in achiote and sour orange. Cochinita pibil is the most famous dish originated in Yucatan. … This dish is prepared with pork meat marinated in achiote and wrapped in banana leaves; traditionally it is cooked underground over hot stones, pibil in Mayan means “under the ground”.

Tzik de Venado

The Tzic de Venado is an iconic dish of the cuisine of the State of Yucatan for honoring the traditions of the ancient Maya, who incorporated in their diet wild animal meat

Famous Playa del Carmen Drinks

A well-known drink is Damiana liqueur. This is made from the plant with the same name and combines with cane alcohol, sugar, and water. It is usually prepared with indigenous Guaycrua for various ceremonies. This is actually digestive liquor. As a matter of fact, it is also known to be a relaxing aphrodisiac.

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Jamaica

Activities & Adventures

Explore Your Destination

Your vacation to Jamaica is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining through the jungle, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing

Beaches

Jamaica is blessed with an abundance of beautiful beaches, many of which are blissfully devoid of people. You can literally have the best Jamaica beaches all to yourself!

Swimming

And of course, there is no better way to enjoy the late afternoon than by taking in a breathtaking sunset accompanied by the crashing waves.

Sunbathing

Jamaica with her lush jungle atmosphere and mountain backdrop, you can explore colonial landmarks and spend you days spotting giant manta rays on one of the area’s pristine beaches.

Romance

Weddings, Honeymoons & More 

Weddings

Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Jamaica. Romantic weddings on a sugar sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful islands in the world is the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.

Bachelor/ette

Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, Jamaica is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.

Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance and ambience, and Jamaica is the perfect honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Jamaica has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing

SUP

Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the  marine environment in Jamaica. Easy to learn and great way to have fun in the hidden coves and bays of Jamaica.

Sea Kayaking

Your kayaking adventure paddling a short distance off the coast home to wildlife, including dolphins, turtles and whales. For a white water adventure, kayak in the Ocho Rios area.

Sailing

Sea breezes and the most beautiful beaches in the world. Jamaica is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving

Snorkel

Jamaica’s warm waters and coral reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. Spotting whales and dolphins makes for a fun filled day.

Scuba

Diving in Jamaica offers a large variety of dive spots for divers of all skill levels. See rays, sharks, sea turtles, colorful fish and corals up close. Jamaica’s crystal clear waters invite you to come back again and again.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake

Fishing

Jamaica is considered one of the best big game fishing destinations in the Caribbean. Deep sea fishing on Jamaica can begin just 20 minutes after sailing begins, when the drop-off allows sea depths to reach over 2,000 feet.

Deep Sea

Attraction for anglers heading to Jamaica is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.

Shore

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Family

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences

Golf

Jamaica is a vibrant and exciting destination for golfers. With 12 golf courses to choose from, you will be sure to find one or maybe two you are looking for.

Golfing

Surrounded by beautiful natural wonders, the golf courses of Jamaica will keep golf fanatics who cannot imagine a vacation spent without any time on the green, happy to learn that there is plenty of golf to choose from on Jamaica.

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

The famous beaches of the region are perfect for your ride on horseback, breathe in the sea breeze and experience the incredible sunset. A sunset ride makes for some unforgettable memories.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungles.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, create the perfect setting for an off-road adventure. Drive your own ATV through jungles full of surprises and new experiences and adventures.

Lifestyle

Live the Lifestyle

Living

Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Jamaica as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.

Retire

Many consider Jamaica for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.

Lifestyle

Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Jamaica has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Opportunities for real estate investment exist in Jamaica for condos, homes and other beachfront and ocean view properties. With increasing prices, good investments are available in the region.

Beach Houses

Villas, apartments, and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Jamaica has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.

Culture

Experience the Culture

Culture

A land of many influences- African, European, Indian, American and Oriental-Jamaica has a multi-faceted identity where Indian rites, African memory and the rule of the 17th century colonists are part of everyday life.

Culture

For the most raucous cultural celebration, visit Jamaica during Carnival, with celebrations kicking off in January. Discovered by Columbus in 1494. The island remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England conquered it.

Cuisine

Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Jamaica is well known for its varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street food to exquisite culinary delights paired with regional beverages, beer and rum with long histories and international reputations.

Rum

Jamaica like many other Caribbean islands, is dotted with rum distilleries, and you’d be remiss if you left without a taste of this easy-to-drink specialty. There are handful of distilleries to choose from.

 

Beer

 A trip to Jamaica would not be complete without sampling some of the island’s beer. Red Stripe, the iconic local beer to drink in Jamaica. Red Stripe is Jamaica’s best known beer, but Dragon Stout is its oldest, brewed a full decade earlier.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort

Resorts

Jamaica’s resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.

Resorts

With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Jamaica is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a rum tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

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