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.

Located on the northwestern outskirts of Rio Bueno, this beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Rio Bueno Beach is a hidden gem to some travelers: it offers an upbeat, social atmosphere, but is never really too crowded. If you're not fond of the atmosphere and empty, quiet beaches, but don't want to fight the crowds every step of the way, this beach has the best of bost worlds.

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.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. Shower facilities are available here, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. In addition, you'll find umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors seeking a break from the hot sun will not go leave unhappy. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Rio Bueno Beach's location is not near many tourist spots. As such, failing to obtain an unoccupied amenity or service while at the beach is not a thing you will do regularly, regardless of if it is the most popular time to visit.

What's Nearby


Found on the North West coast of Jamaica; it will be near other attractions like Gallery Joe James, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Historical attractions like Fort Balcarres provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Rio Bueno Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Jamaica's past, without having to stray too far from the beach.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity 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 0.3 SE 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

Not far away you'll find Runaway Bay, a town which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Runaway Bay is a car ride off, about nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Rio Bueno Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Alpha & Omega Guesthouse 5.1 E Guest house
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica 8.3 E Resort
Club Ambiance 8.7 E Resort


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Pablo's, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Rio Bueno Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Pablo's (876) 845-5108 Jamaican -- -- Jamaica

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Rio Bueno Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Burwood Beach, located within the range of a taxi.

Maybe Rio Bueno Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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