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Portland Region Tours


Because of its natural attractions, tourism has often flourished in the parish.

3 blue lagoonIt is noted for its fine beaches, such as Frenchman's Cove, Boston, Winifred, and Dragon Bay. The very famous Blue Mountains are also located in Portland, as is the world-famous Blue Lagoon, which is believed to be the crater of an extinct volcano. The lagoon is an almost landlocked cove with approximately 55m (180 ft) of water. Rafting on the Rio Grande River is also a tourist attraction.

"Boston Jerk Centre in Portland is an area well known for its famous jerked foods, including chicken, fish and pork. Jerked foods are foods made with Jamaican jerk spice"

Other activities

Since the early 1950s, more than 782 film or screen productions have been shot in Portland. Two of the most popular are: "The harder they come" by Vista productions 1972. Scenes from the film "Cocktail" starring Tom Cruise were shot at the bar on the beach at the Dragon Bay resort. An early film edition of the 1963 version of Lord of the flies was largely shot at Frenchman's Cove; the 1990 remake by Harry Hook would be filmed largely at Frenchman's Cove and Snow Hill. Rihanna filmed the video for her song 'Man Down' in various locations throughout the parish in April/May 2011.


  • Blue Lagoon boat tour | 15 US dollar pp
  • Frenchmans cove |  Entrance  fee 10 US pp
  • Rafting on the Rio Grande | 75 US for 2 Persons
  • Sommerset Falls | 15 US pp


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image 1: Frenchman's Cove            image 2: Rafting