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This article is about Kingston, a city in Jamaica. For other uses of Kingston, see Kingston (Disambiguation)

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Introduction

Statue Reggae King Bob Marley

Statue Reggae King Bob Marley

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Kingston is the capital and largest city in Jamaica. It has about 700,000 inhabitants and is located on the southeast coast of the country. It was founded over 300 years ago. It is an ethnic diverse city with most people originating from their African ancestors, but with large quantities of Indians, Arabs and caucasians as well. Christianity is the main religion and the city has numerous churches to prove it. Although it can be a bit rough around the edges, with normal precautions it makes for a great experience to get to know the Jamaican culture and the Bob Marley Museum (there even is a Bob Marley statue) might just be the highlight of a trip to this city.

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Weather

Kingston's climate is tropical, with hot and humid weather in summer months. Winter days are usually warm with mild nights. Fairly consistent temperatures are experienced throughout the year, around 25 °C to 30 °C and usually 5 degrees cooler at night.
The rainy season is from May to November, peaking in May and June and in October and November. Rainfall is usually for short periods in the late afternoon and it is still quite possible to enjoy the sun on a visit during these months.

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Getting There

By Plane

Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) is a hub for Air Jamaica. Destinations of the national carrier include the Carribean, Florida, New York, Toronto and Washington, D.C..

Foreign airlines also fly into KIN from main cities in the region, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, London and Toronto.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Mount Edge Guest House17 mile post Newcastle RoadHostel-
Cozy AccommodationsKensington Courts, 9-11 Kensington Crecent, New KingstonApartment88
The Durham4 Durham Kingston 6Hostel80
Blue Mountain Cottages - Rafjams Bed and Breakfast6 Springdale Cove, Hopewell Road, Red Light District, Irish TownGUESTHOUSE-
Cozy Accommodations DorchesterThe Dorchester Apt. 47, 2 - 8 Norwood Rd.APARTMENT-
Russell Heights32 Russell HeightsGUESTHOUSE-
Reggae Hostel8 Burlington Ave Kingston 10, St. AndrewHOSTEL88
Prince Valley GuesthouseNewcastle Road, MiddletonGUESTHOUSE-
Kingsworth Jack's Hill HostelJack's Hill Road, Jack's Hill, St. AndrewGUESTHOUSE-
Paradise Kingston City View VillaMannings Hill Road Belgrade HeightsGUESTHOUSE-

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 17.992731
  • Longitude: -76.792009

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