Kingston aerial view
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Kingston is the capital city of Jamaica and is known originally as an agricultural land. In 1962, it became the shelter of the refugees and survivors of the earthquake that destroyed Port Royal.

In 1716, Kingston became the center of trade in Jamaica.

Majority of the Kingston population is African. Although the East Indians and Chinese who have come to Kingston as servants now play an integral role in the Jamaican economy because of their wide presence in the retail market in Kingston.

It has a tropical climate. From May to November, Kingston experiences rains and in December to April, it enjoys the sun.

Food and Dining

As a cosmopolitan city, you can find a number of restaurants in Kingston which allows you to experience the most wonderful varieties of food from plain to exotic.


You can enjoy a variety of water sports while in Kingston. Go swimming, diving, snorkeling, sailing, cruising, or fishing. Enjoy the beauty of nature or stroll the streets of Kingston. Go hiking and picnicking or explore the sights in the area. You will be amazed at the many things you can do in Kingston that you may even run out of time to do them all.


Kingston is the location of the Blue Mountains particularly, its famous coffee, the Blue Mountains coffee. It is considered as one of the best gourmet coffees in the world and can be found at the cultural, financial, and industrial capital of Jamaica, Kingston. Not only is it the home of one of the best coffees in the world, it is also the center of cultural activities and financial institutions in Jamaica.

Blue Mountains. It is a large mountain range that overlooks the parishes of Saint Ann and St. Andrew. Its name was attributed to the bluish color of the mountains which is caused by the mists that envelop it. It is a spectacular natural attraction that will hold you in captivation for its great beauty.

The Bob Marley Museum. A museum dedicated to the world famous reggae icon, Bob Marley. It was the icon’s former residence and was the place of a failed assassination plot against him.

Port Royal. It is the pirate capital and the wickedest city in the world. It is also the richest and was known as a pirate refuge during the 17th century. However, in 1962, it met a tragic fate during an earthquake which devastated its flourishing state. Today, the artifacts buried in the old city are being recovered. It is the location of the historic Fort Charles and the Maritime Museum.

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