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 located 0.9 miles east of St. Margarets Bay, a neighborhood in Portland Parish; it's 3.8 miles to the west-northwest of Port Antonio.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of restaurants to choose from in the region around Rio Grande. Dickie's Best Kept Secret, which offers Jamaican dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Dickie's Best Kept Secret is a short distance away, but out of the way enough that you will probably want to make arrangements for having a viable method of transportation to get there. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will have eateries like San San Tropez and Marybelle's Pub on the Pier so if you're lucky, at least one of these nearby eateries will appease the entire group.

Nearby Attractions

If you'd like to find out more about visiting two rivers, seek out Daniel River, located 3.0 miles to the west of this river. There are some additional activities in the area, including Neville Antonio Park, which is four miles away Port Antonio. Also consider making the trip to Christ Church, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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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