Mystic Mountain is one of the most fun and relatively new attractions in Jamaica for both adults and adventurous kids. It’s hard to say what’s more exhilarating: the gorgeous rain-forest backdrop and mountain views, or the roller coaster–like bobsled ride that takes you along winding tracks while you scream your lungs out. If that’s still not enough, hop on the Sky Explorer—a chairlift that will carry you slowly above the canopy, at 700 feet high, for breathtaking views of the entire Ocho Rios area and even adjacent Dunn’s River Falls. Or get your bathing suit on and hop inside the steel waterslide that will dump you into an infinity-edge pool overlooking Ocho Rios’s stunning bay below.
The Jamaican bobsled team of the 1988 Winter Olympics became a global sensation that even spawned a hit movie. The international underdogs inspired this mountain ride at the popular Mystic Mountain jungle attraction. The gravity-powered jaunt blasts over a nearly 1,000-meter-long (3,280-foot-long) track that winds through verdant fauna. The site is also home to team memorabilia, as well as other tropical canopy adventures such as a zip line and a waterslide.