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.

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.

Location

Located toward the outskirts of Ocho Rios, a few hundred yards south west of downtown, Shaw Park Garden Falls welcomes local customers and visitors who are lodging in or near this part of the city. However, even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should consider dropping by to check out the sights.

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

There are several picks of restaurants to choose from in the area nearby this waterfall. The closest eatery to Shaw Park Garden Falls is Little Pub Restaurant, which is an easy to come by bar and grill. Also close-by, you and your party will find eateries such as Blue Runnings and Whalers where you and your party will be able to try a bit of Caribbean dishes and enjoy the local foods and culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, should check out Milford Falls and Mahoe Falls; both of which are within traveling distance of this page's waterfall. There are a couple other attractions nearby, including Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls, which is a few hundred yards away the vicinity of Ocho Rios. Also, you might think about visiting Cove Theatre, which is another nearby attraction.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed 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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Cost

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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