Rio Bueno is a small village located 32 miles (51.5 kilometers) east of Montego Bay on the island of Jamaica. The Rio Bueno Harbour is the deepest harbor in Jamaica and the site where Columbus is believed to have first touched land in Jamaica. Visitors to Jamaica flock to this small fishing community to experience one of the most exhilarating excursions on the island: adventures along the Rio Bueno River. The river is situated in a beautiful tropical setting and movie buffs may recognize it as the location of the classic 1964 film, A High Wind in Jamaica, starring Anthony Quinn and James Coburn.

Visitors to the village of Rio Bueno can tour the ruins of a fort that dates to the 18th century and several historic buildings and churches that overlook the Caribbean Sea. The main attraction in Rio Bueno, however, is the Rio Bueno River, a favorite destination for kayaking, rafting, tubing and river boarding. The swift currents of the river make for an adrenaline-pumping adventure that’s exciting yet tame enough to bring the entire family. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the pools, relax on the river bank and admire the spectacular jungle scenery and natural beauty of the region.

The Rio Bueno River eventually spills out into the Caribbean Sea where visitors can spend the afternoon sunbathing on the beach and swimming in the warm waters of Bengal Bay in Jamaica. Rio Bueno can be easily reached from Montego Bay, Falmouth and Ocho Rios. Taxis are readily available, and another great way to see the region is on shore excursions. Rio Bueno can be visited year-round, though the winter months are generally the most popular and crowded time to visit the island of Jamaica. Visitors looking to escape the crowds should head for the nearby resort at Runaway Bay.

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Jamaica River-Rafting Adventure on the Rio Bueno

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Enjoy the beautiful tropical scenery on this river-rafting adventure down the Rio Bueno in Jamaica! Feel the rush of the rapids on this adventurous tour as you ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Falmouth, Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.99

Jamaica River Tubing Adventure on the Rio Bueno

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Tube down the Rio Bueno in Jamaica on this tour! Let your adventurous side out as you float over rushing river rapids with your expert guide. Afterwards, take ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay and Falmouth, Jamaica
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Rio Bueno Kayaking Adventure in Jamaica

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Discover the scenic landscape of Jamaica while kayaking down the Rio Bueno! Paddle through the twists and turns of the Rio Bueno in a two-person kayak as you ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth and Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.99

River Boarding on the Rio Bueno in Jamaica

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Discover the Rio Bueno by river board on this exciting tour in Jamaica! Follow your expert guide through rushing rapids of the Rio Bueno, a river in Jamaica, ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Falmouth, Ocho Rios and Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.99

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