Rio Bueno Beach

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East of Breezes Rio Bueno Resort is Rio Bueno Beach. Although the resort is named for the beach, beach goers typically choose to swim in the bay located directly in front it. This leaves Rio Bueno Beach as a quieter and less crowded spot to plan a day on the beach.

Set in Rio Bueno, this beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Travelers will find that, though Rio Bueno Beach isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. This makes it a good option for those of you who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Just beyond the white sands of Rio Bueno Beach is a line of verdant trees that set the tone of privacy and seclusion. The waters, meanwhile, are a deep, dark blue.

Restrooms are available at Rio Bueno Beach. Shower facilities are available here, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. It's also good to know that you will have access to chairs and umbrellas, so guests seeking relief from the sultry island sun will not be disappointed. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Tucked away, Rio Bueno Beach as well as its available conveniences will most likely be a safe choice for travelers looking to find a place away from the crowds, since it happens to be situated in a peaceful area. With that fact in mind, no matter what time you show up, as there's very little possibility you'll find yourself get around any other guests who will also want access to the conveniences available.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's North West coast. It's located near Gallery Joe James, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Outameni Theme Park. This museum is relatively near Rio Bueno Beach, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rio Bueno Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gallery Joe James Art Gallery 0.9 ESE Jamaica
Grand Bahia Principe Casino 8.3 E Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 9.9 E Jamaica
Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium Sporting Event Venue 10.5 W Jamaica
Fort Balcarres Historical Site 11.7 W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Runaway Bay is nearby and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Rio Bueno Beach, Runaway Bay is a car ride off, about nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. A list of the closest choices are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Rio Bueno Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica 8.3 E Resort
Club Ambiance 8.7 E Resort
Royalton White Sands 8.9 W Resort


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is The Lobster Bowl, which is a mile away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Rio Bueno Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
The Lobster Bowl (876) 954-0048 Caribbean, Jamaican 1.0 mi. ESE Jamaica

Other Beaches

Rio Bueno Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in Jamaica.

Vacationers may also want to visit Burwood Beach, which is located nine miles away.

Jamaica offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Rio Bueno Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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