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.


Positioned in Portland Parish, 0.9 miles east of St. Margarets Bay, Rio Grande happily welcomes residents and travelers who are rooming in this section of Jamaica. Even if you aren't staying in this location, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. It's 3.8 miles west-northwest of Port Antonio.

Nearby Restaurants

Rio Grande is well located for travelers who are hoping to find a solid selection of restaurants nearby. San San Tropez, which dishes out International food, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. It is just around three miles away from Rio Grande, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. Marybelle's Pub on the Pier and Belinda's are some of the other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Belinda's you and your party will be able to sample Jamaican cuisine and experience the flavors of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors who have interest in visiting a second river, make a trip to Daniel River, situated 3.0 miles away from this page's natural attraction. Other types of nearby attractions include Somerset Falls, which is three miles away Portland Parish. Also think about heading to Neville Antonio Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this location are found in the following table.

Attractions Near Rio Grande
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Somerset Falls GeoFeature 3.1 mi. (10.8 km) W 6.7 mi. West of Port Antonio
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

More Information


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

Location: Portland Parish, Jamaica


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