Coyaba River Garden and Museum

Photo credit: © Arnold Kelly

The Coyaba River Garden and Museum is an indoor/outdoor facility that mainly focuses on native Arawak Indians and Spanish settlers. Inside, guests will find a collection of artifacts that detail the life and culture of the original inhabitants of Jamaica. Outside is a spectacular courtyard featuring a decorative fountain and innumerable tropical plants. They also feature a lookout point with views of the harbor.

The museum shares with tourists an unequaled glimpse about how the people of Jamaica feel about the subject matter. Like a variety of other museums you'll come across, Coyaba River Garden and Museum houses a variety of permanent displays, including the exhibits the museum is most known for.

Staying Close

Coyaba River Garden and Museum is located in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, which means those visiting this area of Jamaica will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. There is a respectable amount of hotels in the community within range of this attraction.

Hotels near Coyaba River Garden and Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Crane Ridge Suites Resort 0.8 mi. (2.6 km) N
Little Shaw Park Guest house 0.8 mi. (2.4 km) NNE
Pineapple Court Hotel Hotel 1.1 mi. (2.3 km) N
Fisherman's Point Resort 1.1 mi. (2.7 km) N
SandCastles Resort Hotel 1.1 mi. (2.4 km) N
Rooms On The Beach Hotel 1.2 mi. (2.3 km) N
Village Hotel Hotel 1.3 mi. (2.1 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

This museum is a solid option for travelers wanting to find a variety of restaurants and bars in the area. The most nearby place to eat is Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre, which sells Caribbean fare. Also near Coyaba River Garden and Museum you will have restaurants including Little Pub Restaurant and The Jerk Hut where you and your party should be sure to try out Jamaican dishes and experience the Jamaica culture.


Operating Hours

The daily schedule for the museum is not readily available, meaning your party's top chance at success is calling before you leave to make sure the building is open during the time you and your group plan to visit.


The cost of admission is $5(USD).

Contact Information

Phone Number: (876) 974-6235
FAX: (876) 974-6235



Location: Shaw Park Ridge Road, Ocho Rios, Jamaica


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