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Cacona Villa is located on the beach on Old Wharf Road in Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, and it is a property that has been in the family for over 100 years. Treasure Beach is a community of fishing villages and resorts on the beautiful and unspoiled south coast of Jamaica.

Here you can relax in a stress-free environment of warm sunshine and friendly locals, enjoying the company of others when you want to but also able to spend time in privacy whenever you need it.

The name Cacona is a word of the Arawak-Taino, the original inhabitants of Jamaica, and it means reward. Cacona has a large 5 bedroom/6 bathroom main villa (rented by the room or as a unit) and a small one-bedroom flat with a separate kitchen across its outdoor patio.

Beachfront Apartment: – seaview bedroom with on-suite bathroom with large tile bath private beachfront patio under the coconut trees – tiny private indoor kitchen (stove, fridge, etc.) across patio

Main Villa: – walking distance from downtown Treasure Beach and all other main Treasure Beach beaches – three great decks: huge main floor deck, large second-floor deck, and giant rooftop deck with gorgeous vistas indoor waterfall, fish & turtle pool – spacious living room, dining room and kitchen – telephone, television, high speed internet with WiFi, Mac Mini, DVD player, hot water, and ceiling fans – fantastic outdoor hot water shower, right under the coconut trees! use of villa washing machine available (J$300/load – honour system) – helper and cook available (US$25/day and up) really, really affordable rates!

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It is the highest lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere being located at the top of a spectacular vertical cliff.

The surrounding area has been developed as a tourist attraction, with a restaurant and observation deck near the lighthouse stands at approximately 1600 feet above sea level and is powered by three different power sources.

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Here, at Jamaica Zoo, we have a wide variety of different animals. Some of our animals include Lions (born locally in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth), Llama, Zebras, Monkeys, Crocodiles, Toucans just to name a few.

We also have a petting area, in which our visitors have the option to take pictures with our pets, such as “Peter” a Ball Python Snake and Lizzy, which is a baby green Iguana, not to mention our pet crocodile “Sof” and a few more.

We also have beautifully landscaped lawns, where our visitors can spread a blanket, relax and have a picnic. Visitors at Jamaica Zoo can also enjoy our tasty meals from our restaurant or snack on hot dogs, popcorns, or even have cold treats such as ice creams and/or popsicles.

For the children, apart from the tour, we have a play area which consists of swings, slides, see-saws and spring toys. We also offer donkey rides.

Jamaica Zoo can be a place for fun and relaxation or as an educational facility. One can learn about the plants and the different animals by one of our well trained tour guides who will gladly escort you around the property.

The Owner and CEO, Mr. Paul Fearon, grew up around animals by assisting his Veterinarian father, Basil Fearon. Mr. Fearon’s love for animals became a hobby, where he started his collection of animals at the age of 12. Apart from raising cattle, dogs, mongoose, rats, bees, scorpions and pigeons, the first animals he imported were a pair of zebras, followed by Llama in 2001. These animals were housed at his place of residence in Santa Cruz.

His collection grew over the years and he realised that a bigger place was needed. In 2004, he relocated his animals to a 158 acre property, of which, approximately 25 acres is being used with plans of increasing to 40 acres. Mr. Fearon, being the unselfish type, decided to share his love of animals with everyone.

Jamaica Zoo, originally called “Value P Zoo”, came about in 2004. At this time, Mr. Fearon had a collection of over 30 different animals and birds, some of which are still being housed in Santa Cruz. Currently, at Jamaica Zoo, there are approximately 25 different species, with hope of increasing in the upcoming years.

​Upon determining the name of the zoo, family members wanted it to be named after their father, but Mr. Fearon decided that he wanted to represent his country any way possible, hence the name “JAMAICA ZOO”.

The logo for Jamaica Zoo, which is the black elephant, in his own philosophy, represents power and smartness. He associates the elephant with “King Ship”, and ruler of the jungle. Elephants provide for other species in different ways, for example, Elephants can provide water for other species by digging water holes in dry riverbeds,(the depressions created by their footprints and their bodies trap rainfall).

An Elephants journey through the high grass provides food for birds by disturbing small reptiles, amphibians or insects. Elephants are one of the longest living mammals to date, and by knowing some of these facts, Mr. Fearon chose the elephant for his logo, with hope that the Zoo will continue for many years to come.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday : 10:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M
Friday- Sunday-: 10:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M

Need to Find Us!
After passing through Santa Cruz, continue to mango avenue in Lacovia. Make the left turn across from a blue and white bus stop. On that road you will pass Lacovia Police Station. The zoo is approximately 2 minutes after passing the police station on the left.

Burton District
Lacovia St. Elizabeth Jamaica

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Delve into the rich history of slave auctions, the logwood shipping industry, Shakespeare’s relatives, horse racing, and so much more. You’ll hear of a cast of former and present Black River townspeople from progressive thinkers, quirky civil servants, merchants, mistresses, soldiers, slaves and ordinary townspeople with an irreverent sense of humour.

You’ll experience the flavour of Black River today as people go about their everyday business, in a town which has seen its fair share of ups and downs. As you walk through the streets of the town, which was second only to Kingston in prominence, your exploration will uncover a lot about Jamaica’s past.

This trip through time is a walk which lasts just under two hours, including rest stops. The actual time spent walking is less than an hour – you’ll be so involved you won’t feel the time pass!

Admission to the Way Back When Black River Heritage Tour is $25 US per person.
Tours are only available on Thursday mornings starting at 8:30 a.m.
You”ll need a hat, lightweight clothes, comfortable shoes, and sunscreen. Bottled water is provided.
Tour prices are for transportation only and do not include entrance fees, food, drinks etc.
24 hour advance notice is recommended.
Children 4 and under travel free, ages 5 – 10 are half price and 11 and older are full price.
Car seats available for rent.

Calabash Bay P.A., St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies

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