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.


Situated in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, in the same general area as downtown Ocho Rios, Mahoe Falls happily welcomes local residents and tourists rooming in this part of Jamaica. Whether or not you're staying particularly close, you should feel free to stop by to check out the sights. It's south west of Ocho Rios.

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

If you find yourself hungry after viewing the waterfall, no problem -- you'll discover an exceptionally large selection of local restaurants in the general vicinity. Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre, which has a menu full of Caribbean dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for waterfall visitors. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will find eateries like Little Pub Restaurant and The Jerk Hut where you can eat some Jamaican food and experience the Jamaica culture.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that are a fan of waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, should consider Shaw Park Garden Falls and Milford Falls; both of which are within a car's reach of this page's waterfall. Other local attractions include Turtle River Falls and Gardens, which is within driving range in the vicinity of Ocho Rios. Furthermore, you can think about heading to Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls, which is another attraction close by.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, 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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