Mahoe Falls

This is a perfect waterfall for swimming, and it gives you choices; Mahoe Falls has several pools, all at different heights and each unique.

Mohoe Falls is a series of cascades that form steps. Luckily, these steps are often large enough to form pools, the result of which is several layers of pools great for swimming. From the top you can get a fantastic view of Ochos Rios as you peer over the lush tree canopy below, while on the bottom levels you become engulfed in the vegetation and shaded by the thick canopy. Ascending and descending the waterfall does not need to be difficult, as stairs have been built, though that does not stop some people from trying t make their own path through the falls, though that can be dangerous. When you are finished with the falls, you can explore the gardens that the waterfall is located in.


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While this waterfall is not located far from Ocho Rios, you need to travel down many side roads to get there, so it may be best to get a guide. If you wish to attempt to find it your self the easiest way can be confusing. When traveling south out of Ocho Rios on A3, you will need to turn right after passing the high school on the right and the church on the left. At the fork ahead, keep left. At the next fork keep right and stay on this road until it merges into another called Parry Town Main Street. Then, when you are passing the elementary school, there will be a side road to the left. This road will take you to the entrance of the gardens where the waterfall is located.

Located in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, close to downtown Ocho Rios, Mahoe Falls welcomes residents and guests lodging in this section of Jamaica. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights. In case you're wondering, Ocho Rios is to the northeast.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while viewing the waterfall, don't worry -- you're going to find numerous choices of local restaurants in this area. The most frequented nearby eatery to Mahoe Falls is Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre, which offers Caribbean fare. Also within a short distance, you and your group will come across eateries like Little Pub Restaurant and The Jerk Hut where you and your companions may eat some Jamaican cuisine and experience the flavors of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, should consider seeing Shaw Park Garden Falls and Milford Falls; which are both within traveling distance of this page's falls. Other kinds of local attractions include Coyaba River Garden and Museum, which is within driving distance in the vicinity of Ocho Rios. You might want to also think about making the trip to Turtle River Falls and Gardens, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

Attractions Near Mahoe Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Coyaba River Garden and Museum Museum 0.0 mi. (3.3 km) SE 2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios
Turtle River Falls and Gardens -- 0.5 mi. (3.1 km) N 1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls -- 0.6 mi. (3.2 km) NNW 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Cove Theatre Other Activities/Excursions 1.0 mi. (2.8 km) N Downtown Ocho Rios
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios -- 2.2 mi. (4.9 km) NW 3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Dunn's River Park -- 2.3 mi. (5.4 km) NW 3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Annandale Great House Historic Site -- -- Epworth
Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail -- 10.4 mi. (6.1 km) WNW 3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay

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To get into the waterfall, there is an admission of $10.


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