About the destination

Located near some of Jamaica’s most popular attractions, Runaway Bay is a vibrant town that will blow you away. Of course, the turquoise beaches are a must on the island, but there’s more! Visit the rainforest or climb waterfalls.


The local currency is the Jamaican dollar (JMD), but it is possible to buy with the American dollar. However, it is advisable to bargain with the local currency, as the locals will give you the exchange in Jamaican dollars. Be sure to notify your financial institution before you leave, so that they do not place a hold on your money.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health specialist to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: yellow fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid and Zika virus. Please note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required to fly from Canada and to cross the land border with the United States.


To travel to Jamaica, your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 29 °C 21 °C 91 mm
February 29 °C 21 °C 34 mm
March 30 °C 22 °C 59 mm
April 31 °C 22 °C 69 mm
May 31 °C 23 °C 97 mm
June 32 °C 24 °C 98 mm
July 33 °C 24 °C 68 mm
August 33 °C 24 °C 87 mm
September 32 °C 24 °C 115 mm
October 32 °C 24 °C 155 mm
November 31 °C 23 °C 111 mm
December 30 °C 22 °C 102 mm


The official language of the country is English, but Jamaicans speak many type of Jamaican Creole. The most commonly used languages are: English, Spanish and Creole.

Things to do in Jamaica

Chukka Canopy & Tubing

Start your adventure by crossing the Great River rapids by float. You’ll see beautiful vegetation, lush wildlife and a hidden waterfall. Then, soar through the forest canopy and over the river’s canyons on a 385-meter zip line. Adrenaline guaranteed!

Scuba Diving

See the beauty of the ocean floor! Swim with the fish and admire the marine flora.

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