World Heritage Sites in Jamaica

Blue and John Crow Mountains

(18.077 N 76.571 W)

A rugged and extensively forested mountainous region in south-east Jamaica, which provided refuge first for the indigenous Tainos fleeing slavery and then for Maroons who established a network of trails, hiding places and settlements, which form the Nanny Town Heritage Route. The site is also a biodiversity hotspot for the Caribbean Islands with a high proportion of endemic plant species, especially lichens, mosses and certain flowering plants.

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Last Updated: July 2, 2019