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Cockpit Country
Cockpit Country

Jamaica's most unusual region, the 1,300-square-kilometer (502-square-mile) Cockpit Country south of Falmouth is a rugged karst limestone area of deep gullies, caverns and thick brambles. It's popular with spelunkers, but anyone can hike easier portions of the roadless terrain. It's also a good place to gain an appreciation of the island's rich biodiversity and its culture. Maroons, or escaped slaves, hiding from the law and their owners during the periods of both Spanish and British rule, made settlements here.

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