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“Relaxing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coyaba River Garden and Museum

Coyaba River Garden and Museum
Shaw Park Estate, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
876 974 6235
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Ranked #7 of 26 attractions in Ocho Rios
Type: Gardens, History Museums
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Owner description: Named after the Arawak word for paradise, these spectacular tropical gardens also offer a museum displaying pre-Columbian artifacts.
Boulder,
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Very nice tour through the gardens and waterfalls. Very nice viewpoint overlooking all of Ocho Rios. Would recommend this to anyone. Very relaxing and nice to get out of the hustle and bustle of the resort and the city.

Visited July 2013
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Exeter
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“A peaceful haven and history included”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

A heart way to spend a couple of hours in peaceful surroundings. A geed history of the Jamaican people and wonderful gardens.

Visited June 2013
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Dulverton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely Garden & Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Highly recommend this activity to everyone. The garden is small but has an abundance of plant & wildlife within. This is a guided tour and one of the gardeners will take you round the paths and elevated walkways, pointing out plants and picking flowers for you to view up close. There is also a small exhibition room things of local historical interest to view/read, bar & craft shop. The end of the tour finishes with Mahoe Falls & several amazing view points down into Ochie Bay.

No negatives here, its $10 each and a tip at the end for your guide. Suitable for all- it is not too long, ends with a waterfall and has good pathways around the garden. Great place for photos!

Visited June 2013
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Leonardtown, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Rainforest gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Our guide gave us a tour of the fabulous gardens, pointing out and identifying the exotic flowers and other fascinating flora. Then, he led us to the museum, which was only so-so. But next, he took us to the waterfall--wow!!!! It was like a smaller version of Dunn's River Falls (which is always mobbed--and expensive), but only 4 other people were there. I walked up the entire waterfall, led by my guide's hand. It was utterly beautiful and refreshing. We practically had the place to ourselves, but it is an excellent place to visit--and only $10.00/per person + tip for the guide.

Visited June 2013
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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“More than than a garden!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

For me, Coyaba is a full day get away, just a few minutes outside of the town of Ocho Rios. Pack a basket and enjoy a fantastic garden tour complete with a museum that give a good taste of Jamaica history. Once you begin to warm up, you know that it is time to bask in the refreshing waters of the Mahoe falls.

Do not miss the look out point, offering a panoramic view of Ocho Rios.

Visited March 2013
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