INTRODUCTION:Black River is the capital of St. Elizabeth Parish, in southwestern Jamaica. It developed as a port around the mouth of the river of the same name. Today the city is a centre of environmental tourism and a gateway to the Treasure Beach resort area.
Treasure Beach and Crane Beach are to the south-east with Luana Beach to the west. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, it was a thriving sugar port and a market for African slaves.
Growing prosperity in the sugar and lumber trade led to the construction of several warehouses. Some have been adapted as restaurants or as bases for eco-tours of the river.