Shaw Park Garden Falls

A perfect escape from the hot city, Shaw Park Gardens Falls is just one part of the entire park. Go for a walk in the shade, watch and listen to the falls, or jump into the water, this waterfall is a great way to get away from the city life without the long drive to the center of the island.

<p>Do not not let the proximity to Ochos Rios deter you from this waterfall, it is located in a botanical garden and seems to a true tropical waterfall. Surrounded by dark green ferns and a lush forest, this sloping waterfall offers a quick escape for people visiting the city. The waterfall itself empties into a pool fit for swimming, and perfect for dunking your head under the fast flowing water from the falls. When you are done swimming, you can walk the garden trails and look at some of the beautiful flowering plants of Jamaica.</p>


Shaw Park Garden Falls is located in the western outskirts of Ocho Rios.

This waterfall is located just outside the city of Ocho Rios, and as such it is possible to get lost in the city streets. The best way to reach the waterfall is to take A3 Milford Road South as if leaving Ocho Rios. When you pass Main Street and leave the business district you will cross over A3 East-West, entering into the residential part of Ochos Rios. After passing about two roads there will be a Church on the left and a high school on the right; taking the next left and staying right for the next two forks will take you straight into the Shaw Gardens.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite viewing this waterfall, you're in luck, since you will find numerous choices of lunch and dinner options in this general area. Little Pub Restaurant is a is an easy to reach bar and grill and offers convenient access to this page's attraction. Blue Runnings and Whalers are additional refreshment choices nearby. At Whalers you should sample Caribbean meals and enjoy the Jamaica scene.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy waterfalls, and would like to see others, should consider seeing Milford Falls and Mahoe Falls; which are both within traveling distance of this page's waterfall. You'll find at least one or two additional places of interest nearby, including Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls, which is a few hundred yards away the vicinity of Ocho Rios. You might also consider making the trip to Cove Theatre, which is another attraction not far away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Shaw Park Garden Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls -- 0.2 mi. (3.2 km) SW 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Cove Theatre Other Activities/Excursions 0.2 mi. (2.8 km) N Downtown Ocho Rios
Turtle River Falls and Gardens -- 0.3 mi. (3.1 km) S 1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios -- 1.6 mi. (4.9 km) NW 3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Dunn's River Park -- 1.8 mi. (5.4 km) WNW 3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Annandale Great House Historic Site -- -- Epworth
Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail -- 10.1 mi. (6.1 km) W 3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Other Attraction 10.8 mi. (7.2 km) W 4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay

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To get into the park, there is a fee of $10. A tour is included with admission.

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica


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