Jobos Beach

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Jobos Beach @ Isabela, PR
Jobos Beach Aerial @ Isabela, PR
Jobos Beach @ Isabela, PR-looking west

Jobos Beach (Spanish: Playa Jobos) is a beach located in the northwestern Puerto Rican municipality of Isabela on the PR-466 street. It is one of the best beaches to learn the Surfing Sport due to the great waves on a low depth area. It is also one of the best beaches for surfing competitions. The beach is one of the most visited of the northwest area of the island.

Its name is given by an old establishment near by with the name of “Jobos”. Since then local people start calling the beach “Playa Jobos”. The actual area called “Jobos” exists but in the upper section of the area but not on the actual coast.

Near by this beach exists the two most recognized Surfboards fabricants of Puerto Rico; Pelicano Surfboard (Shaper Nestor) and Warner Vega Surfboard (Sharper Warner). They also offer it for rent.

If you are planning to surf at Jobos Beach, first, you should ask locals for basic instructions of how to avoid accidents. Due to the nature of the beach there is a high current that drops you on the ocean. There are a few tricks on how to get out of it and enjoy the surfing paradise of this great beach. There are no live guards since it is not considered a “balneario” but local surfers are always voluntary doing their best to help if something happens.

This great resource is not only used for surfing, it is also great for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Jobos Beach also offers a great and clean area perfect for families with children, although the majority of the visitors are young people with an attitude of having a great time. You can always hear music on any spot of the beach and people are very kind with each others.

This beach is very respected by the locals; they are very concerned of the importance of having a clean and comfortable area so the maintenance is more taken by themselves instead of the government, so you better clean your spot before you leave because everyone will be watching. There is also a group of people pro-ambient that are continuously working on conserving the natural resources of the beaches at Puerto Rico.

If you are looking for traditional legends of Puerto Rico, on the higher rock of this beach you can find the “Pozo de Jacinto” with a spectacular view of the ocean and natural rocks.

There is also a bunch of good restaurants near by this beach. There are a few hotels but many guesthouses with prices that could range higher during high seasons. If you don’t need to stay close by the beach, you can find more reasonable places to stay inland at Isabela.

Surfing Competitions[edit]

Hotels nearby[edit]

  • Villa Montaña
  • Villas Del Mar Hau
  • Ocean Front

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Coordinates: 18°30′51″N 67°04′36″W / 18.514200°N 67.076750°W / 18.514200; -67.076750