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 even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Jabos Beach is one beach which rarely gets too crowded, but it's not empty and secluded either.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Every destination has its own style of cuisine, and Puerto Rico is no different. One of the best places to experience delicious local dishes is right on the water. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Since Jabos Beach is found inside a popular area that can get crowded, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Puerto Rico. Atelier Y Clases De Arte Don Pedro is among the area's attractions.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Recursos Historicos Museo De Lares (one of the closest to Jabos Beach) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a new way to experience Puerto Rico's culture.

If a visit to the Jabos Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Not far away you'll find Quebradillas, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Quebradillas is a little ways off, maybe seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Jabos Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a good selection of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area that encircles the beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed in the table below.

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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Chris Restaurant. This restaurant features International cuisine. They are also known for their seafood.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Puerto Rico, so Jabos Beach is just one of your options.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Crash Boat Beach, located nine miles to the west-southwest.

There's plenty to see and do in Puerto Rico, and dropping by Jabos Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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