Jabos Beach

Jobos Beach has a quiet beauty and calm setting that can be deceiving. While it is a great locale for strong surfers and sun bathers, the water has a notoriously strong riptide that is known for catching, and even drowning, swimmers.

Located on the island of Puerto Rico, 1.2 miles northwest of Isabela, You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify Puerto Rico's beaches, but Jabos Beach offers those same relaxation qualities without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

How to Access The Beach

Jabos Beach is located down a dirt road off PR 466.

Amenities and Ambiance

The roads leading up to Jabos Beach are relatively flat and dusty, with a few trees and patches of grass. The sand is a soft combination of tan and white, and the ocean is aquamarine.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are a lot of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy in Puerto Rico, but eating at the beach can be especially memorable. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

There is also a concession stand available.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Don't forget that the area right around Jabos Beach is rather congested, so show up early.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Puerto Rico; this area boasts other attractions such as Atelier Y Clases De Arte Don Pedro, which is one of the closest attractions.

Historical attractions like Arecibo Lighthouse Historical Park provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Jabos Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Puerto Rico's past, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found a drivable distance from this place of historical interest.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Jabos Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Atelier Y Clases De Arte Don Pedro Art Gallery 1.2 SE Puerto Rico
Golf Links Golf Course 3.3 ESE Puerto Rico
Ocean Casino Casino 6.9 W Puerto Rico
Punta Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 7.7 W Puerto Rico
Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 7.9 W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Jabos Beach is near Quebradillas, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The city of Quebradillas is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Quebradillas is located roughly seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a nice selection of lodging options to choose from in the area that surrounds Jabos Beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Jabos Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Parador Villas del Mar Hau 2.0 W Hotel
Ocean Front Hotel & Resturaunt 3.0 W Hotel
Royal Isabela 3.3 SE Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is Chris Restaurant. The restaurant features International cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Jabos Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chris Restaurant (787) 882-1896 International Informal -- --
Bravissimo Pizzeria Bar & Deli (787) 872-3201 Italian -- -- --
Cafeteraa El Regreso (787) 872-5940 -- -- -- --
Dante's Cafe (939) 286-6251 American Very Casual -- --
El Balcon De Jobos (787) 872-0010 -- -- -- --
El Buen Mofongo (787) 830-8496 -- -- -- --
Frappe Krystal (787) 830-2665 -- -- -- --
Ivaniz Pizza (787) 642-2823 Italian -- -- --
Javis Cafe (787) 830-2608 -- -- -- --
Jobos Cafe (787) 830-1684 -- -- -- --
Jocky's Pizza (787) 872-1491 Italian -- -- --
Julio's Sport Bar (787) 830-7483 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Puerto Rico besides Jabos Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Crash Boat Beach, located a quick cab ride away.

Jabos Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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