Rio Grande

Rio Grande, as the name implies, is one of the largest rivers in Jamaica. This river, which runs through Portland, is popular for watersports like bamboo rafting.

The Rio Grande flows down from the Blue Mountains through a lush, fertile valley.

Bamboo rafting tours are available along the river, with the tour guide in charge of the pull, and two guests sitting on the back listening to his stories.


Rio Grande is situated 0.9 miles east of St. Margarets Bay, a neighborhood in Portland Parish; it is four miles (six kilometers) to the west-northwest of Port Antonio.

Nearby Restaurants

There are many eateries to select from in the community surrounding Rio Grande. Dickie's Best Kept Secret, which serves up Jamaican food, is very close-by, making it a great option for river visitors. It is just around two and a half miles away from Rio Grande, so stop in and try something off the menu. Also nearby, you and your group will have restaurants including San San Tropez and Marybelle's Pub on the Pier so you don't need to be picky, since you'll find a variety of dining options.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers with an interest in visiting two rivers, make a trip to Daniel River, located 3.0 miles to the west of Rio Grande. Other kinds of local activities include Neville Antonio Park, which is four miles away Port Antonio. You might also think about heading to Christ Church, which is another attraction close by.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this location are found in the following table.

Attractions Near Rio Grande
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Neville Antonio Park -- 3.9 mi. (0.2 km) ESE Port Antonio
Christ Church Historic Site 4.1 mi. (0.6 km) ESE Port Antonio
Folly Lighthouse Other Attraction 4.3 mi. (1.3 km) E Port Antonio
Folly Ruins Historic Site 4.5 mi. (1.4 km) E Port Antonio

More Information


The cost of a raft tour is $45(USD) for two.

Location: Portland Parish, Jamaica


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