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.


Situated in Portland Parish, 0.9 miles east of St. Margarets Bay, Rio Grande happily welcomes local customers and travelers who are rooming in this part of Jamaica. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should consider dropping by to check it out. From this location, Port Antonio is four miles (six kilometers) to the east-southeast.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area is sharing fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Rio Grande. The most proximate place to eat to Rio Grande is Dickie's Best Kept Secret, which offers Jamaican food. The dining establishment is a short ways away, but distant enough that you might decide to arrange for using a viable type of transportation to get there. San San Tropez and Marybelle's Pub on the Pier are some of the other restaurant options close-by where you have the chance to give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Jamaica scene.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are interested in viewing two rivers, check out Daniel River, found three miles to the west of this attraction. Other kinds of nearby activities include Neville Antonio Park, which is four miles away Port Antonio. You might want to also consider visiting Folly Lighthouse, which is another attraction nearby.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, take a look at what is closest 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
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
Somerset Falls GeoFeature 5.8 mi. (15.5 km) WNW 9.6 mi. West-Northwest of Port Antonio

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


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