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Nonsuch Caves and Athenry Gardens: Port Antonio Attractions & Sightseeing, Jamaica

Nonsuch Caves and Athenry Gardens


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Some 6 mi (9 ½ km) northeast of Port Antonio are the Athenry Gardens, a 3–acre tropical wonderland including the Nonsuch Caves, whose underground beauty has been made accessible by concrete walk ways, railed stairways, and careful lighting. The Seven Hills of Athenry has impressive caves where Arawaks lived before Columbus. A knowledgeable guide will escort you through the caves.

The type of rock formation found throughout these hills are coral and limestone. There are very good stalactite and stalagmite formations throughout the caves. Numerous bats can be seen among the ancient stalagmites and stalactites of Nonsuch Caves, where rare fossils and Indian relics have been found.

The cave itself is estimated to be 1 ½ millions years of age, older than the island itself. Indicating that it's formation began before the island rose from the sea.

Strolling through tropical Athenry Gardens and exploring the ancient stalagmites and stalactites of Nonsuch Caves, where rare fossils and Indian relics have been found, another.

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