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Paragliding in Skyline, Jamaica, Jamaica
If you are looking for a place to spend your vacations that combines relaxation and entertainment opportunities, Jamaica is a wonderful destination. Relax in a large variety of luxury accommodation, but leave some space in your schedule for outstanding activities. For example, paragliding is a great extreme sport, whose popularity grows rapidly the last years. Jamaica offers many paragliding spots. Skyline is a fantastic site for paragliding, since it is about 15 minutes away from Kingston.
The take off point is found at 18°1’48” (18.0302)N; 76°44’26” (76.7408)W and the elevation of the launch area is 445 m/1460 ft. The landing point is found at 18°1’14” (18.0206)N; 76°44’33” (76.7425)W and its elevation is 225 m/738.2 ft. The wind direction is coming from the East and Southeast. The speed of the wind is usually 5 knots/9.2 kph to 8 knots/15 kph. In case the intention of the wind is stronger than 13 knots/24 kph, paragliding at this spot is not recommended.
Furthermore, you may perform this amazing sport all year round. As a Caribbean, as well as tropical island, Jamaica offers a warm weather. The temperature averages between 22°C/71.6°F and 30°C/86°F. Unfortunately, rainfall is a usual phenomenon, but also with short term duration.