Montego Bay, the second-largest city in Jamaica, is a popular travel destination for both relaxation and adventure. You can go golfing on the area's many courses, relax on the 15-mile stretch of coastline, enjoy water sports such as whitewater rafting and wind surfing, experience a safari tour, and take in the panoramic view of the Catadupa Mountains and surrounding countryside at Croydon Plantation.
There are several all-inclusive resorts and hotels along the coast of Montego Bay, but the majority of hotels are focused on the western coast. If you are arriving via plane, you will land at Sangster International Airport (MBJ), which is also located on the western coast. Taxi services and car rentals from international and local companies are available for travel around and outside of the city. Montego Bay Transportation Center is a hub for mini buses, while Montego Bay Metro offers a municipal bus service.
The first European visitor to Montego Bay was Christopher Columbus in May 1494. Today, entertainment in the city is plentiful with a variety of theaters, clubs, cafes and bars dotted around the area. The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is held every January, featuring reggae, jazz, R&B and country music. When you are hungry, you can choose between Jamaican and international cuisine. Average temperatures range between the mid-70s and high-80s all year.