Jamaica is nothing less than awe inspiring and one of those great natural wonders that just adds to the majesty are the more than 100 rivers that make their way through this small island nation. Even today, many rivers are unexplored because some are not able to be navigated and often they are broken by majestic waterfalls.
Of all the rivers in Jamaica though, the widest is the Black River which is just over 73 kilometers in length of which the first 28 are able to be navigated.
With an increase in interest for water sports, many rivers in Jamaica are now highly utilized for such endeavors. However, many rivers as well are used for things like irrigation as well as domestic.
The longest river in Jamaica is the Rio Minho which starts near the Blue Mountains Peak and flows in a south-southwesterly direction to the sea and exits into Caribbean Sea by means of Carlisle Bay.
There is also a great number of underground rivers which today are becoming popular amongst the cave diving fans that find their way to Jamaica to go scuba diving. These underground rivers run through a maze of limestone caves that give access to the rivers at various points across the island.
With so many rivers around Jamaica, there is always some fun to be had in riparian sports while on a holiday in paradise. Of course all the major hotels in Jamaica have good water sports available but sometimes you want to get closer to nature and enjoy the Jamaica rivers in all their natural beauty.
Before you visit Jamaica check out the Beaches Negril Resort and also the Sandals Dunn River