Jamaica is a destination which many travelers worry may be unsafe for travel.   For the most part, these fears are unfounded, as crimes against tourists are not particularly frequent.   Those which do occur are generally small petty theft crimes in which tourists are not physically harmed.   For those Jamaica visitors who remain concerned about their safety and yet want to explore the area, Port Antonio is the place to go.   It is considered safer than the major Jamaica travel destinations, such as Kingston ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g1... ) and Ocho Rios ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g1... ).

Though it is safer, visitors should be aware that they may still be at some risk of victimization by petty theft.  Travelers should avoid walking alone at night as a major means of self-protection.  The Musgrave Market and the centers of public transportation are the locations where travelers are most likely to be at risk.  Travelers should make sure to keep their valuables locked up when they are not in use and to be alert about their surroundings when they are out in the city.

Additionally, travelers are reminded that drugs may be prevalent throughout Port Antonio, with the scent of marijuana common in the air, especially in the bigger clubs.  Visitors are strongly advised to avoid use of illegal drugs during their vacation as a further means of self-protection.