Royal Palm Reserve is a 300-acre forest within the Negril Great Morass that features 114 plant species (including the Royal Palm, which is found only in this area) and over 300 animal species, including birds, butterflies, and reptiles.

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Parks and Outdoors Review of Royal Palm Reserve

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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  • The centerpiece of the reserve is Cotton Tree Lake, home to the Jamaican pond turtle and a prime birdwatching area with observation towers for spotting a large variety of waterfowl.
The Royal Palm Reserve is one of the most popular eco-tourism sites in Jamaica. Set within the Great Morass, a nine-square-mile wetland, the forest reserve serves as a habitat for more than 100 species of plants and 300 species of birds and animals,

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Great Morass, near Negril
near Springfield Road
Negril, Westmoreland
Parking: Daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Price: Adults US$10; Children US$5

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (876) 364-7407
Fax: (876) 957-3115
Transportation: 10 minutes out of Negril on Sheffield Rd, left on Springfield Rd.
Price Information: Adults US$10; Children US$5
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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