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.


Located in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, near downtown Ocho Rios, Mahoe Falls invites local residents and vacationers who are rooming in this part of Jamaica. Whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you are free to drop by to check it out. If you're curious, Ocho Rios is to the northeast.

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.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of dining options to pick from in the area nearby Mahoe Falls. The most nearby place to eat to Mahoe Falls is Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre, which offers Caribbean dishes. Little Pub Restaurant and The Jerk Hut are some more restaurant options within reach. At The Jerk Hut you should be sure to eat some Jamaican fare and experience the culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that enjoy waterfalls, and would like to see others, should consider Shaw Park Garden Falls and Milford Falls; both are within a car's reach of this page's waterfall. You'll find some additional places of interest nearby, including Turtle River Falls and Gardens, which is within driving range in the vicinity of Ocho Rios. You might also want to think about heading to Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Mahoe Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
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
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Other Attraction 11.1 mi. (7.2 km) WNW 4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay

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

Location: the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Jamaica


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