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DISCOVER PORTLAND PARISH WITH US

Hike in the Blue Mountains can be arranged easier from Port Antonio.
Our parish is famous for lots of water sports activities like:
Rafting on the Rio Grande, swim in the amazing Reach Falls and Somerset Falls, scuba diving and more.

  • Blue Mountains Open or Close

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    The Blue Mountains are the longest mountain range in Jamaica. They include the island's highest point, Blue Mountain peak at 2256 m (7402 ft). The peak is accessible via a beautiful walking track. On a clear day you can see the outline of the island of Cuba from the peak.

    The Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is world famous and is picked and harvested in the Blue Mountains, is cultivated between 2,000 and 5,000 feet above sea level. In past years when Jamaica's economy was dominated by plantation slavery, some slaves escaped to the mountains to live independently, where they were known as Maroons, they lived independently on their coffee plantations.

  • Rio Grande Rafting Open or Close

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    Rio Grande rafting provides some of the most beautiful views you will ever see and for about two to three hours you will be swallowed up by Jamaica’s natural beauty. Bamboo rafts where originally used to transport produce, especially bananas, from the interior of the island.

    The legendary Hollywood star, Errol Flynn, who made Port Antonio his home, introduced rafting for fun. Today Rio Grande Rafting is an established attraction enjoyed by visitors and Jamaican’s alike to enjoy the jungle nature.

     

  • Reach Falls Open or Close

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    Located one half mile east of the fishing village of Manchioneal, the Reach Falls is one of the most spectacular natural waterfalls that Jamaica has to offer. It’s an unspoiled beauty nestled in a very peaceful and exotic setting surrounded by virgin rain forest.

    The water is crystal clear and the scenery of jungle and breathtaking falls is spectacular. It is cool, refreshing, and deep in spots. Enjoy the cascading falls, the nature with exotic plants surrounding.

    Reach Falls has been a site location for many films. The pool below the main falls has been used as a backdrop in the Tom Cruise movie, "Cocktail".

     

     

  • Somerset Falls Open or Close

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    A world class setting to chill out - take a swim and refresh yourself. Here you can settle in for a lovely day of sunning, relaxing and bathing in picture-perfect deep rock pools. You can also enjoy a boat ride around the back falls and take a swim in the Somerset Falls and visit the caves.

    Enjoy a fantastic collection of exotic birds while you dine and have a cool drink at the Somerset Falls bar and restaurant surrounded by the falls A stunning peak into Jamaica’s world of nature.Spanish settlers occupied this property over 400 years ago and many of the original aqueducts and dams built by them are still visible today. The breath-taking waterfall is hidden in the rain forest.