Coyaba River Garden and Museum
Shaw Park Estate, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Coyaba River Garden and Museum Ocho Rios Reviews
A wonderful and quiet garden Apr 26, 2011
Coyaba is an Arawak word for heaven or Paradise and certainly lived up to it after spending some time in the hustle of Ocho Rios. On the premises you find a small museum telling the stories of Jamaican history from the Arawak times to independence in 1962.
For me the most impressive was the wonderful gardens; the garden was an Eldorado of different shapes and flowers in bloom. The park nice and very comfortable to walk in. Our guide, Hackfort had 20 years experience in the park and knew every flower. He was the first person to be in the park and he had done most of the landscaping. He was a humble man but you could see that he was proud of the result – and he should be.
While we were there, there were practically no one else which meant that we had all the time in the world to walk around and find the pictures that we wanted.
At one place we were lucky enough to see the Jamaican national bird, the male of the long tailed hummingbird, but it was so darn quick that none of us managed to get a picture of it.
Besides the park, which to me was the highlight and the museum there was also a waterfall on the premises. The waterfall was nice but looked to my opinion manmade which is the fact of the limestone that the water carries with over the years. Besides that there was a beautiful view over the entire bay of Ocho Rios.
The place was definitely worth a visit.
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