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Konoko Falls and Park
Konoko Falls and Park

Konoko Falls and Park

Milford Road, Ocho Rios, JMCAN19

The Basics

At this park, formerly called Coyaba River Garden and Museum, enjoy a brief respite from busy Ocho Rios as you walk quiet trails past streams, casades, and pools filled with carp, turtles, and crayfish. For a stupendous panoramic view, climb to the summit, which sits about 420 feet (128 meters) above the coastline. Festooned with tropical plants, gurgling fountains, and hummingbird feeders, the garden’s museum is housed in a colonial mansion and features an extensive collection of artifacts and artworks from the Tainos, Arawaks, and Spanish colonists.

You can visit Konoko Falls and Park as part of a half-day tour highlighting the best attractions of Ocho Rios, including a shopping excursion to the town’s eclectic markets and shopping arcades, a drive through the lush forests of Fern Gully, a relaxing moment at Turtle Beach, and a jungle hike and swim at nearby Dunns River Falls.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Ocho Rios

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Konoko Fall
David_U, Sep 2021
Konoko Falls and Tropical Garden Tour from Ocho Rios
This is definitely a place to visit in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The experience was amazing with a great tour guide.
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Kanoko parc very good
Elena_S, Dec 2019
Island Gully Falls (Blue Hole) And Konoko Falls Combo Tour From Ocho Rios
We enjoyed our excursion. The guide Abby in the Kanoko Park was very attentive and explained everything in a very good way.
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Great Day!
Gerald_H, Aug 2018
Island Gully Falls (Blue Hole) And Konoko Falls Combo Tour From Ocho Rios
THis was one of the most fun excursions that we had during our vacation. I definitely recommend it because having a private tour kept us out of long lines and the crowd. The driver was great and shared all kinds of facts about the island. We had our kids (ages 6 and 8) with us as well and they thoroughly enjoyed it. We all swam and jumped into the water and the kids did the swing rope as well. Money well spent!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Konoko Falls and Park is ideal for nature lovers and those looking for a deeper understanding of Jamaican cultural history.

  • Remember to bring sun protection and water. If you would like to refresh yourself in the gentle cascades, bring swimwear and a towel, too.

  • A wheelchair-friendly wooden walkway connects Ysassi’s Lookout Point, named after the last Spanish Governor of Jamaica, and the park’s cascade, Mahoe Falls.

  • There’s an on-site boutique selling locally made crafts, a shaded courtyard café offering tasty lunches and locally grown coffee, and Columbus Cafe and Arawak Jerk Pit serving up delicious local specialties.

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How to Get There

Konoko Falls and Park is on Milford Road, a 5-minute drive west of Ocho Rios. Catch a taxi to the park (easy to arrange through your hotel); if you are driving, there is plentiful parking.

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When to Get There

The garden and the museum are open daily from 8am to 5pm year-round. Each season showcases a different array of blooming plants and trees. On Thursdays from 5:30pm to 12am there is a Moonshine Festival comprising a Jamaican buffet accompanied by African drumming and dancing to reggae music.

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Locals Call It Coyaba

Konoko Falls and Park used to be called Coyaba River Garden and Museum, so if you ask a taxi driver to take you to Konoko, don’t be surprised if they are confused at first. Coyaba is a word the Arawak people used to convey heaven or paradise, and konoko meant rain forest or wooded area—either way, both words perfectly describe the place and the special experience awaiting you.

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