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Jamaica Sights

Martha Brae River

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Updated 03/13/2014

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This gentle waterway about 25 mi (40 km) southeast of Montego Bay takes its name from an Arawak woman who killed herself because she refused to reveal the whereabouts of a local gold mine. According to legend, she agreed to take her Spanish inquisitors there and, on reaching the river, used magic to change its course, drowning herself and the greedy Spaniards with her. Her duppy (ghost) is said to guard the mine's entrance. Rafting on this river is a very popular

activity—many operators are on hand to take you for a glide downstream.

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Montego Bay, Jamaica

Updated 03/13/2014


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Feb 15, 2004

I learned patience

on the Matha Brae, the trip will take you back 2000years, it was the most relaxing day, in all my years in jamaica. Find it right outside of Trelawny, and have the time of your life,, then go that night to Glistening waters lagoon,, it too is awesome

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