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Costa Maya; The reef of Mahahual, Mexico

Introduction
Looking for Caribbean crystal clear blue ocean, white sand beach and calm, peaceful vibes? Mexico, Mahahual is the answer! Relaxing sun getaway, diving and snorkeling at the reef and atolls, good hotels and food, Maya culture  and very charming people.

Dive cours Mahahual  Copy of Mahahual BK beach
Whenever you have a couple of days or weeks it would be your holiday for sure. The mangroove woods are protected area therefor Mahahual will never be like Cancun or Playa del Carmen with their big all inclusive resorts. Mahahual is the little daughter, the friendly fishermen village, with the super chill vibes. It has natural guesthouses and luxury hotels, local restaurants and delicious food. Bars, live music and beautiful souvenir shops. The best of all though is the stunning reef just in front of you and the spectacular atolls further in the ocean. Mahahual is for diving, snorkeling and other nature watersports activities. Mexican Maya culture and history can be visit with ease from Mahahual, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

This is the introduction of the travel guide Costa Maya; The reef of Mahahual, Mexico. Do you want tho know all about Mahahual? Buy the online travel guide, readable offline, in the app store: Favoroute, Mahahual, Sandra Smits

Mahahual beach and ocean Blue  Mahahual sunset

Jamaica

5 reasons why you should visit Jamaica

 

Jamaica Beach Fun

Imagine a Caribbean Island with blue ocean water, white sand beaches, waterfalls all over and green lush rainforest in the mountains. Jamaica offers a wide variety of nature, culture, lively cities and authentic fishing villages, with a high relaxation level. Jamaica the land of wood and water, party and relaxation: There is so much to discover and explore, you will need a full month at least.
Go ahead and read the 5 reasons why you should visit beautiful Jamaica.

Negril, Glass bottom boat, beach, sun, snorkeling, Explore Jamaica

1. Jamaicans: sweet, nice and inspiring

The positive vibes, living in the now, accepting the way it is, are qualities of Jamaicans; it is a spiritual way of living
where plenty people can learn from. No rush, no stress but an easy going vibe with a lot of music, singing and dancing.
In addition, Jamaicans are very helpful, spontaneous and friendly. Their positive attitude makes you feel comfortable and happy.

Negril, Jamaica, beach, sun, chillen   2 rasta's J

 

2. Is jamaica dangerous?

The political violence is from long ago in the eighties and internal conflicts that may take place is between gangs
as in many countries all over the world. As a tourist it is not easy to get involved in this which makes it not dangerous for you.

Some all-inclusive resorts like to worn you not to go out on your own, or with locals, as it could be very dangerous.
But, there might be a profit in it for themselves. Let no-one scares you.

Trust your own intuition, use common sense and you will be save to travel around, explore waterfalls, villages and beaches.
Not much travel experience or feeling a bit uncomfortable? Get yourself an unforgettable holiday experience by exploring Jamaica
with a (personal) tour guide. In this way you also support locals so they can build their own independent life.

Roaring River, cave, well, park, healing water, history
Roaring River, cave, well, park, healing water, history

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3. Discover hidden gems like coves, waterfalls, blue holes and caves

Jamaica is a paradise for beach lovers and is also very attractive for adventurers who wants to discover the real Jamaica.
Don’t stay at your resort chilling on the beach, seeing one or two hotspots.

Go on an adventure, meet the people in the street! Take a local certificated tour guide and explore hidden waterfalls,
blue holes and caves or Rastafarian communities with the Nyabinghi drum beat.
Hunt for hidden gems; Jamaica has a lot beautiful places to offer!

Pinnacle, Rastafari, Gathering, history, flowers, rebuild
Pinnacle, Rastafari, gathering, history, rebuild
Rasta, hiking, ganja
Rasta, hiking, herbs

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4. Music and dance, let yourself go

Easy going reggae tunes will make you jump out of your chair, you’ll dance and sing as a real Jamaican soon.
When your eyes catches dancehall moves, you don’t need class at all; shake your body and let yourself go.
Rastafari Nyabinghi drum and chanting ceremonies will bring you in a meditative mood. Empty your mind and surrender
to the heartbeat of the drum. Feel peace and harmony as Jamaica is the place of one love and unity.

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5. Long white sand beaches and small idyllic coves

Jamaica is the place to be of small coves, white sandy beaches, rugged cliffs with shells and surfing bays. Surf spots at south coast, Wickie Wackie Beach
or Boston Bay in the north.
 Spot the most beautiful sunsets on the beach of Negril and parties till sunrise. Awesome snorkeling spots at north coast and 
laid back bays with a specific bohemian character. And Jamaica has those typical local beaches; lively or calmly, away from the crowds.

The diversity of ‘the best, irie beaches of Jamaica’ is described in the online Travel Guide of Favoroute by Sandra Smits,
offline use and you can add your own experiences too. For sale in the app store.

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Look out: You wanna come back over and over again!

Convinced of these 5 reasons?
Once you’ve tasted all Jamaica has to offer: The culture of the Rastafarians, nature with its waterfalls, coves, caves and fruit trees, the chill vibes, music and history, one thing is going to bother you: with tears in your eyes and a heart full of love you will go to the airport.

Yes, you did fall in love with Jamaica and her charm. But don’t worry, you’ll be back soon!

Pusey Hill, Rasta Hike, exploring, hiking, God's Well, Gut River, local travel, Rappa rasta tours

Last tip:

Go out with locals! You will explore the real Jamaica in the natural Rasta way when you go on an adventure with local tour guides. One of the trustworthy tour guide agencies is  Rappa Rasta Tours. Look for all kind of tours at Face Book or websitewww.rapparastatours.com.

‘These tips are written by Sandra Smits; a true lover of Jamaica, founder of InspiringVibes.nl and co founder of travel agency “Rappa Rasta Tours” Jamaica. She is writer of travel guides and blogs and works together with favoroute and wearetravellers.’

 

 

Cool Shade, Blue Mountain Guesthouse

Cool Shade Guesthouse in Blue Mountains at Bull Bay

Whenever you like tips of special places to stay around the island like homestay, guesthouse or hotel, at Inspiring Vibes you are at the right place. Coolest place to chill and relax: Cool Shades, in the hills of the Blue Mountains, next to river, tini (shop) and close to Buff Bay; surrounded by nature. You’ll love this awesome hidden gem!

 

River, views and lovely garden

Rent room, apartment or even the whole house in this guesthouse on the hill. The roof top is for endless views and wander away. Amazing especially at night watching sparkling stars. It’s a place where birds sing, wind blows and the sound of the river calms you down.

The owner works on a coffee plantation closely. They will be happy to show you around. It is called ‘Devon Coffee Farm’ from the Blue Mountain area. You have to buy some delicious coffee at the shop on the farm when you’re a real coffee lover.
Die hards, nature lovers and other brave ones dare to camp at the coffee plantation!
Contact me for further information.

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