Shacks Beach

Offering fantastic snorkeling and located just off a main road near plenty of amenities, Shacks Beach is perfect for anyone looking for a compromise between the crowd-heavy beaches of San Juan, and the more natural beaches of rural Puerto Rico.

Located on the northern part of Isabela, Shacks Beach is on the West coast of Puerto Rico. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located directly north of the center of the city, Isabela. Taking Calle Emilio Gonzalez north, just keep going north until you are at the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The main features of the beach are under the water. snorkelers and divers will find underwater caverns, plenty of fish and perhaps even a sea turtle floating by.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Since Shacks Beach can be found in an area popular among tourist, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Puerto Rico; the area is home to other attractions such as Atelier Y Clases De Arte Don Pedro, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Recursos Historicos Museo De Lares. This museum is relatively near Shacks Beach, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Shacks Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Atelier Y Clases De Arte Don Pedro Art Gallery 0.8 S Puerto Rico
Golf Links Golf Course 2.7 SE Puerto Rico
Ocean Casino Casino 7.6 W Puerto Rico
Punta Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 8.3 W Puerto Rico
Borinquen Golf Club Golf Course 8.5 W Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Shacks Beach is very close to Quebradillas, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Quebradillas, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Quebradillas is found maybe six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a pretty good selection of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The closest of which can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Shacks Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Parador Villas del Mar Hau 2.7 mi. W Hotel
Royal Isabela 2.7 mi. SE Resort
Ocean Front Hotel & Resturaunt 3.7 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Parador el Guajataca 4.8 mi. E Hotel
Parador Vistamar 4.9 mi. ESE Hotel
Villa Montaña Beach Resort 5.3 mi. W Resort
Hotel Parador La Cima 5.9 mi. W Hotel
Courtyard By Marriott Aguadilla 7.6 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Villa Forin 9.0 mi. WSW Hotel
Hotel el Faro 9.1 mi. WSW Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Bravissimo Pizzeria Bar & Deli. This restaurant has Italian food.

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

Restaurants near Shacks Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- -- -- --
Karambola Ocean View Restaurant (787) 969-9810 Creole Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Shacks Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another option worth considering is Jabos Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile to the west.

Puerto Rico has so much to offer, and Shacks Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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