Have an up-close adventure with reptiles, birds and mammals at the Jamaica Swamp Safari Village, which was also used a filming site for a scene in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die. The safari village was originally started in 1968 as a crocodile farm, but in recent years it has been redeveloped as a wildlife preserve. Today it is home to more than 150 American crocodiles, and native island species like the Jamaican yellow snake and the rare Jamaican coney, a small guinea-pig-like mammal found only in Jamaica. An aviary boasts some 200 birds from around the island and the world, and you can walk past enclosures with creatures like wild boar, agouti, and spotted paca. At this interactive park you can also touch and hold some animals, including baby crocodiles, and you can catch the crocodile show to watch a crocodile handler call, feed and interact with full-grown crocodiles.
Jamaica Swamp Safari Village is about 5 minutes from Falmouth, 40 minutes from Montego Bay, and a little over an hour from Ocho Rios. The park is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission costs $25 for adults, $13 for children ages 2 to 12.