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Middle Quarters Mandeville, Mandeville Attractions, Jamaica

Middle Quarters

Drive through middle quarters and Bamboo and you'll be greeted by the 'swimp ladies' on the roadside. Freshly caught 'swimp' in boiled on wood fires and sold fresh to passing motorist. They are selling succulent cooked and peppered shrimps caught in nearby Black River. You can also buy fresh coconut, pineapple, peanuts and sugar cane.

Not far from Black River is Middle Quarters, the only place on the island to get traditional hot pepper shrimp. It is sold by the bag by women who stand on the edge of the road, or you can purchase it straight from the cooking pot at scary-looking little roadside shacks.

The shrimp are actually crayfish from the Black River. Fishermen catch them in special traps that are similar to those used by fishermen along Africa's Niger River. The skill of trap making is said to have been brought to the island by African slaves more than 300 years ago.

The tradition of preparing and selling hot pepper shrimp in Middle Quarters also goes back for decades. Although I am usually reluctant to recommend food from street vendors, this is the place to go if you want to sample the best Jamaican hot pepper shrimp.

 

Middle Quarters Sightseeing Tours and Excursions

Appleton Rum Estate

Appleton Rum Estate and Black River Safari Tour

  • Appleton Rum Estate
  • Black River Safari
  • Middle Quarters
  • Bamboo Avenue
  • Optional Lunch

Duration: 6:00 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

YS Falls

Appleton Rum Estate and YS Falls Tour

  • Appleton Rum Estate
  • YS Falls
  • Middle Quarters
  • Bamboo Avenue
  • Optional Lunch

Duration: 6:00 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

Accompong Maroon Villag

Maroon Village and Appleton Rum Estate Tour

  • Accompong Maroon Village
  • Appleton Rum Estate
  • Middle Quarters
  • Bamboo Avenue
  • Optional Lunch

Duration: 5:30 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

Zipline Canopy Tour

Maroon Village and YS Falls Tour

  • Accompong Maroon Village
  • YS Falls
  • Zipline Canopy Tour
  • Middle Quarters
  • Bamboo Avenue
  • Optional Lunch

Duration: 5:30 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

Bamboo Avenue

Maroon Village and Black River Safari Tour

  • Accompong Maroon Village
  • Middle Quarters
  • Bamboo Avenue
  • Black River Safari
  • Optional Lunch

Duration: 5:30 Hours

Booking Enquiry or Call: +1876 771 9612

 

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