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Playa Jobos, Puerto Rico – “Jobos Beach” -2022 Beach Guide

Jobos is an all-time favorite beach among locals and Puerto Ricans living along the northern coast.  Playa Jobos is a  beach offering something for everyone.  Jobos has an authentic casual island vibe, with unique natural wonders to admire and legend lives on.  At the farthest east point, Jobos is marked by a natural rock wall, creating a protected cove with shallow areas safe for playing in the water and a little snorkeling.  The open waters attract surfers for their reliable surf year-round.

Jobos is not a bustling touristy beach.  There are no resorts, high-rise buildings, or fancy restaurants.  This beach is not perfectly manicured, but lovers of Jobos beach, like it that way.  Visitors who wish to experience the simplicity of island fun under the sun, watch surfers, eat local Puerto Rican food and drinks without the tourist price tag adding in some natural sights to explore, will find themselves pleasantly at home when visiting Playa Jobos.  Don’t be shy and mingle with friendly Isabelinos (residents of Isabela).

The Beach

Beach width varies with the season and tide.  During the winter and early spring months, the waves are higher, and the beach is narrower.  Sand is light golden in color.  Cleanliness and condition of the sand also vary by season, with the busiest being summer months, weekends and holidays.  If you want to enjoy an all-around “local” beach experience, watch surfers, and have places to eat overlooking the water, you’ll appreciate Jobos.  Find a spot under a palm or almond tree in the early morning to spend a delightful day at Jobos.

Jobos extends west where you’ll find the beach becomes quieter and more pristine with fewer crowds. Keep in mind that the safest waters for swimming are on the protected cove on the east end of Jobos.  If you prefer a more secluded beach with fewer crowds and therefore unblemished, there are various beaches in Isabela just minutes away.

The Water at Jobos Beach

The waters of Jobos beach are in shades of turquoise, cobalt, seafoam green, and emerald, beautifully contrasted by the brown rock wall and light golden sand.  The waters of Jobos beach are best for surfing rather than swimming due to the strength and consistency of the wave action, attracting surfers year-round.

Swimming at Jobos – Jobos is not a swimming beach, the clear waters and beautiful colors look very appealing to the eye but the underwater currents and rip tides are strong and dangerous, especially during the winter months. The east corner of the protected cove offers a safer area for small children and those who want a more sheltered place to play.  Shallow waters and a snorkeling spot should still be used with care.  Although there’s a nice sandy bottom on the cove, it’s recommended to wear sturdy beach shoes to protect your feet and keep your balance on the rocky bottom spots.

Please Note: There are no lifeguards at Jobos. On average lives have been lost at Playa Jobos.  We recommend you don’t go any farther than 15 feet out from the shoreline on the protected cove on the east side.

Surfing at Jobos Beach, Isabela, PR

Playa Jobos is one of the most popular surfing beaches in Puerto Rico.  Surfing is best during summer and early spring months, but Jobos is known for good surfing all year round, making Isabela an attractive vacation destination all  year round for all who love the rush of being carried on the waves.  Local surfers enjoy jumping in with their board from the side of the cliff.

Within walking distance, there are surfboards & snorkel equipment available to rent.  Shop owners and staff are a great resource for information.  It’s advised that visitors ask about safety when surfing at Jobos given the currents are dangerous and lives are lost every year.

When the waves do swell, Jobos is a fun place to simply sit on your lounge chair and watch the show.

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Snorkeling at Jobos

Although Jobos is known primarily as a surfing beach, there is a small protected cove area good for snorkeling, safest during summer months since the water gets too rough and deeper during the winter months.   Snorkelers will see a variety of coral and fish, where the water is warm, clear and shallow along the rocks near the shore on the cove.  This is the only spot recommended for snorkeling.

Safety at Jobos Beach:  Small children and beginner snorkelers are advised to only snorkel on the rocky area of shallows along the cove, no farther than 15-20 feet offshore where the water is calmest during summer months.  It is not advised to snorkel during winter-early spring months when the waves are higher and the current gets stronger and more dangerous.  Depending on the weather conditions, it may not be safe to snorkel since the current is very tricky.  If you’re not an experienced snorkeler or swimmer, please don’t take the risk and visit another beach in Puerto Rico to snorkel.

It’s advised for snorkelers to wear protective beach shoes and snorkeling clothes to protect their skin.   If being in the water is not an option, don’t worry.  There are a lot of sea urchins that sometimes wash up on the beach, bringing the sea life to you.

Whatever activity you choose to do, please snorkel and walk the cove with care.

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The Wall at Playa Jobos – Isabela, Puerto Rico

Walls such as this one can be found on other beaches throughout the northern coast of Puerto Rico, but locals from Isabela will argue Jobos is special.   The natural barrier created a protected beach cove, and experienced seasoned surfers seek the thrill of jumping off of it.

From the top, you can observe waves crashing against the cliff.  Sounds and sights will hypnotize as waves relax to form waterfalls at the bottom of the rocky platform. Perched atop the rocks you can admire the entire length of Jobos.   Photography lovers, have your cameras ready.  Sunsets from this spot are worth remembering.

Beware:  The wall should be admired and explored with much care.  During the winter months and bad weather, waves can get very high.   People standing at the top could be seriously injured by a hit from a strong wave.

The surface is uneven with very sharp edges so be sure to wear sturdy shoes.  This is not a place for small children to climb, especially unattended.  As previously mentioned, there are no lifeguards at Jobos.  Your swimming and exploring are taken at your own risk.

Things to Know Before Visiting Jobos

  • Shade is limited, bring an umbrella or get to Jobos early for the best shaded spots.
  • Parking is limited, get here early or pay to park.
  • Bring plastic bags to put your trash in and please dispose of it at a trash receptacle.
  • If you prefer less crowds, come in the middle of the week.
  • Let your hair down, don’t sweat the small stuff, meet locals and have fun!!! 
You’ll LOVE Playa Jobos if…
  • surfers
  • enjoy watching surfers
  • want good food at local low prices and casual ambiance.
  • travelers looking to experience a very low-key authentic beach experience.
  • don’t sweat the small things
You’ll DISLIKE Playa Jobos if.


  • Beachgoers that expect a perfectly clean beach – Beach cleaning is done by volunteers, beachgoers, local businesses, and the municipality.  During busy summer days and holiday weekends, you may find more trash around the bins overflowing until staff comes around to clean it.and beachgoers. Most people do a pretty good job at picking up their trash, some, unfortunately, don’t.   Unlike balnearios in Puerto Rico (government-managed beaches), the sand is not raked regularly, we encourage tourists to wear beach shoes on the sand just in case there are bottle caps or broken glass from people eating and drinking on the beach.
  • Prefer swimming waters – as previously mentioned, Jobos is not a beach for safe swimming due to the rip current.
The Crowds at Jobos

Isabela is one of the most popular beach area on the northern coast.  The crowd is mostly locals and nearby residents with a growing young tourist crowd.  During the week, Jobos is pretty laid-back, but on the weekends it welcomes a larger crowd.  Locals love to bring their radios, play beach volleyball, have barbecues and have fun.  Locals are very friendly and although there are no lifeguards, they’re known to jump in and help anyone in need.

Food at Playa Jobos, Isabela

Playa Jobos is the place to enjoy sumptuous flavors of Puerto Rican food with the added pleasures of overlooking the glistening water, without breaking your budget.  There are plenty of restaurants and bars along the beach to choose from.  It’s island time, so get a drink, relax, have a comfortable conversation while you wait for your food.

Food to eat at Jobos Beach:

  • Ice cold coconuts: served on the beach and nearby restaurants.
  • Ice Cream: Along the beach, delicious ice cream is sold by vendors in tropical flavors, coconut is a great choice.
  • Pina Coladas:  Try a pina colada served right on the coconut.
  • Empanadillas – fried thin dough stuffed with meat, seafood, pizza and more.
Facilities at Playa Jobos
  • There are no facilities right on the beach.  Buy food from nearby restaurants and use their bathrooms.
  • There’s a shop at the beach offering snacks, beach and umbrella rentals.
  • Parking is limited, especially during weekends and holidays.  There are houses near Jobos that will let you park for $5.

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Colinas del Atlantico 1st Floor Isabela, Isabela – Updated 2022 Prices

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Located 33.8 km from Rio Camuy Cave Park and 38.6 km from Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park, Colinas del Atlantico 1st Floor Isabela offers accommodations with a kitchen in Isabela. The air-conditioned property is 49.9 km from Arecibo Observatory, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

Composed of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a bidet and a shower, this family stay has a satellite flat-screen TV and Blu-ray player. Towels and bed linen are provided.

Galateo Bajo is 3.2 km from the family stay, while Isabela is 3.5 km away. The nearest airport is Rafael Hernández Airport, 17.7 km from Colinas del Atlantico 1st Floor Isabela.

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Colinas del Atlantico 1st Floor Isabela has been welcoming guests since 2 Feb 2018

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  • Hi there,
    How far are you from the beach? If not close to the beach do you have a property that is close to the beach? Thank you.

    Hi, yes we are very near the beach also we have other listing like Montones Beach Apartment , Jobos Beach Apartment and Golden Dream Studio that are near

    Answered on September 28, 2021

  • How do you pick the key for this house or where do you pick the ket

    Hi, we have lock box at the property, Instruction will be sent after you book it. Thanks

    Answered on September 4, 2022

  • Hello! Does this house have a washer and dryer?

    Yes, we have washer an dryer

    Answered on August 10, 2022

  • How far is the beach from this property

    Is like 8 minutes. We are very near.

    Answered on September 28, 2021

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    Busco para 7 adultos y 5 niños entre las edades de 3 a 9 años

    Saludos, esta consta de 9 camas. Pero tenemos otro listado similar que abarca los 2 pisos cuando las familias son grandes.

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Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).

  • Street parking

  • Accessible parking


WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.


  • Cleaning products

  • Toaster

  • Kitchenware

  • Kitchen

  • Microwave

  • Refrigerator


  • Linens

  • Extra long beds (> 6. 5 ft)


  • Toilet paper

  • Towels

  • Additional bathroom

  • Bidet

  • Bathtub or shower

  • Private Bathroom

  • Private Bathroom

  • Toilet

  • Bathtub

  • Shower

Living Area

  • Sofa

  • Desk

Media & Technology

  • Blu-ray player

  • Flat-screen TV

  • Cable channels

  • Satellite channels

  • Video

  • CD player

  • DVD player

  • Radio

  • TV

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Picnic area

  • Balcony


  • Carbon monoxide detector

  • Air conditioning

  • Smoke-free property

  • Laptop safe

  • Fan

  • Non-smoking rooms

Food & Drink

  • Tea/Coffee maker


  • Laundry

Front Desk Services

  • Invoice provided

Entertainment & Family Services

  • Board games/Puzzles

Safety & security

  • Fire extinguishers

  • CCTV outside property

  • CCTV in common areas

  • Smoke alarms

  • Key access

Languages Spoken

  • English

  • Spanish


4:00 PM – 12:00 AM


5:00 AM – 11:00 AM


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Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 50 is required. The property charges this 14 days before arrival. That’s about 50.53EUR. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

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Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren’t available at this property.

No age restriction

There’s no age requirement for check-in

Cards accepted at this property

Colinas del Atlantico 1st Floor Isabela accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


Glam Beach Studio Isabela, Isabela

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Studio Glam Beach Isabela is a beachfront property located in Isabela, less than 1 km from Jobos Beach. It features a restaurant, garden, barbecue facilities and free WiFi. Free private parking is available. Activities in the surrounding area include snorkelling, windsurfing and diving.

Air-conditioned apartment with 1 separate bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, and 1 bathroom.

A hot tub is available for guests of the apartment. Active guests can go fishing or rent a car.

Rafael Hernandez Airport is 7 km away.

Couples especially like the location – they rated accommodation in the area for a trip as a couple at 9.5 .

Glam Beach Studio Isabela has been welcoming guests since Feb 26, 2019 2021.

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Glam Beach Studio Isabela, provides BoHo glamor feel in an unconventional layout . This is a private studio with its own kitchen, large bathroom with teak wooden floor shower, unique bathtub in the living room complemented with a multi color mood lamp to enhance your stay, queen bed and AC. Best of all it is walking distance to the beach.
As part of the getaway we purposefully avoided including distraction devices to help you engage better with your surroundings.

We are all busy but in case we were in the area would love to leave you a message to meet and greet. Anyway keep in mind we are a phone call away.

Our studio is located in community where neighbors will greet you with a Buenos Dias!
Studios location is close to local restaurants. We recommend The Cliff, MCT, Tuluum, Almendro and Harina (breakfast). Also nearby food truck park with great burritos at Ajuuua and Pina Colada at WAGON.

Languages ​​spoken here: English, Spanish

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Free private parking on site (reservation not needed) .

  • Secure parking


Wi-Fi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Eat when it suits you

  • Dining table

  • Cleaning products

  • Plate

  • Kitchenware

  • Kitchen

  • Microwave oven

  • Refrigerator


  • Underwear


  • Toilet paper

  • Towels

  • Bath or shower

  • Private bathroom

  • Toilet

  • Bath

  • Shower

Seating area

Here everyone will be together

  • Work table

Amenities in the room

Extra comfort

  • Socket near the bed

  • Separate entrance

  • Fan


Pets are allowed on prior request. This service may be chargeable.


  • Premises entirely located on the ground floor


Time to unwind

  • Picnic area

  • Beach (first line)

  • Outdoor dining area

  • Outdoor furniture

  • Barbecue accessories

  • Barbecue accessories

  • Patio

  • Terrace

  • Garden

Health services

  • Hot tub/jacuzzi

Food and drink

  • Restaurant

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sports and recreation

  • Bicycle tours
    Additional charge

  • Walking tours
    Additional charge

  • Visiting several pubs
    Additional charge

  • Beach

  • Snorkelling

  • Horse riding
    Beyond the territory
    Additional charge

  • Diving

  • Hiking trails
    Beyond the territory
    Additional charge

  • Windsurfing

  • Fishing

  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge


enjoy the view

  • Garden view

Building characteristics

  • Private apartment in an apartment building


  • Car rental

Reception desk

  • Private check-in/out

Entertainment and family services

  • Evening program
    Additional charge


  • Adults only

  • Smoking areas

  • Air conditioner

  • Non-smoking throughout

  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Fire extinguishers

  • Key entry

The staff speaks these languages

  • English

  • spanish

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15:00 – 00:00


10:30 – 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary by apartment.
Please enter your dates of stay and review the booking conditions for the requested room.

Refundable security deposit

A security deposit of USD 100 is required upon check-in. This is approximately 101.06 EUR. Payment is made in cash. You will receive the deposited amount at the time of check-out. Once the condition of the property has been checked, the deposit will be fully refunded to you in cash.

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Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policy

Extra bed on request

US$10 per person per night

Additional services are not automatically included in the total price and are paid separately during your stay.

1 extra bed on request.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age limit

Minimum entry age: 18 years old

Cash only

This property only accepts cash.


No smoking.


No parties/events allowed.

“Quiet Hours”

“Quiet hours” for guests (when you can not make noise): from 22:00 to 08:00.


Pets are allowed on request. This service may be chargeable.

Legal information

This facility is managed by an individual. European Union consumer protection laws may not apply when booking with professional landlords.

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Where to stay in Puerto Rico / Guides

An unincorporated territory of the United States, Puerto Rico is one of the most exquisite islands in the Caribbean and is characterized by its diverse landscape, which includes towering mountains, amazing waterfalls, lush rainforests and of course, the stunning Caribbean Sea. However, its landscape is not the only distinguishing feature of Puerto Rico. In fact, the culture on this island paradise is a great mix of Spanish, African, US and Taino ethnicity..
With a vibrant capital city and close proximity to the United States mainland, Puerto Rico has been a popular tourist destination for decades. While San Juan is definitely at the center of all tourist activities, Puerto Rico also includes several smaller islands that are worth visiting.
Let us explore the gem of the island in detail so you can plan where to stay in Puerto Rico during your visit..

San Juan

Parador Villas Del Mar Hau
Isabela’s hidden gem is a beautiful beach town with a great coastline and very friendly locals. A popular choice if you’re looking to build a Caribbean holiday home, Isabela is full of scenic spots, non-touristic restaurants and bars. Considered a modernized version of Culebra, the beaches at Isabela are its main attractions. Whether you’re planning to relax on a sun lounger and read something while reading, or you finally want to grab a surfboard and learn how to ride the waves, the beaches have everything you need. Surfing and swimming is possible throughout the year. In fact, Isabela’s natural shallow pools allow your little ones to play in the water and stay safe at the same time. If you are here in winter, you may have to walk several miles before you see another soul. Playa Jobos, also known as Jobos Beach, is popular with locals and revered as one of the most famous surf spots on the island’s west coast..
Good for: All kinds of travelers, especially surfers and nature lovers
Other Highlights: Playa Middles, Playa Pozo De Teodoro, Pozo de Jacinto, Guajataca State Forest and Del Viento Cave, and Paseo Lineal.
Hotel Recommendations:

  • Parador Villas Del Mar Hau – Parador Villas Del Mar Hau is a short drive from Rafael Hernandez Airport. It offers tropical villas next to a private beach. Guests can dine and dine at the on-site restaurant, while the shop offers snacks and drinks. Tennis, kayaking and horseback riding are some of the most popular outdoor activities. Great for families and groups.
  • Villa Montaña Beach Resort – Set along 5 kilometers of pristine beaches, this luxury resort offers fully equipped villas, suites and rooms with free wireless internet access. Guests can swim in one of the two outdoor pools or rejuvenate at the on-site spa. In addition, there is also a well-equipped fitness center, tennis court and two restaurants. Picnics can be organized by the sea. Ideal for all kinds of travelers.
  • Secret view. The beautifully decorated rooms at Secret View Hotel feature a kitchen, a seating area, a private bathroom and a sea-view balcony. The on-site swimming pool overlooks the surrounding vegetation. Great for couples, families and small groups.


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Fajardo, home to the famous bioluminescent Laguna Grande, is located on the east coast of Puerto Rican Island. Great base if you plan to do some island hopping. Fajardo’s biggest contender for fame (besides its bio bay) is El Conquistador – A Waldorf Astoria Resort. The resort, with its world-class service and unsurpassed nature, is considered one of the most sought after resorts in Puerto Rico. For a truly surreal experience, book a bio bay kayak tour at night and marvel at what unfolds around you. Cayo Hicacos, a small islet off the coast of Fajardo, is part of the Cordillera Keys Natural Reserve and is a great place for snorkeling and sailing. El Yunque Rainforest is a short drive from the city.
Good for: All kinds of travelers.
Other Highlights: Isla Palomino, Cabezas de San Juan Natural Reserve, Seven Seas Beach, Coqui Water Park and Playa Escondida.
Hotel Recommendations:

  • Fajardo Inn is a luxury Fajardo Inn resort located a stone’s throw from Fajardo Bay with a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis court, mini golf, pool with jacuzzi and slides, and 2 on site restaurants, one of which is known for its Tex-Mex specialties and cocktails. Horseback riding, snorkelling and scuba diving can be arranged upon request. Great for all types of travelers, including large groups of up to 6 people.
  • The Seascape Guest Room is a short drive from the famous El Yunque rainforest. It offers elegant rooms with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, outdoor furniture and a balcony with wonderful sea views. Snorkeling and diving are very popular in the area. Suitable for solo travelers and couples.
  • East Island Waterfront Suites is a 4-star beachfront hotel offering stylish suites with flat-screen satellite TV, kitchen and dining area, safe, outdoor dining area and private entrance. Additional hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, an international restaurant, BBQ facilities and an airport shuttle. Great for all types of travelers, including large groups of up to 6 people each.

Vieques Island

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Vieques Island
Officially, there are only 5 bioluminescent bays in the world, and there are 3 in Puerto Rico. Mosquito Cove in Vieques is not only one of the 5 biological bays in the world but also the brightest. And there is absolutely no way you could ever leave Puerto Rico without kayaking the waters of Mosquito Bay and experiencing this “life-changing” natural phenomenon. Despite being home to one of the greatest attractions on planet Earth, Vieques is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and start over. Stroll along pristine beaches, sample some of Puerto Rico’s finest delicacies, and marvel at the history of a city reportedly older than the original Arawak tribes. Of course, the beach town also offers the usual – swimming, snorkeling, snorkeling, boating, biking, hiking and more. However, the area’s laid-back vibe, its natural resources, and its fun history (which traces back to India and Egypt) is the biggest draw. There are also World War II military bunkers to explore.
Good for: All kinds of travelers.
Other Highlights: Ceiba Ecological Coastal Park, Vieques Reserve, Vieques Reserve and Historical Foundation, Faro Punta Mulas Lighthouse and Museum and Puerto Ferro Archaeological Site.

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