Beach Villas on Western Puerto Rico

Shacks-Jobos Beach, Isabela, Puerto Rico

Shacks Beach

Offering fantastic snorkeling, scuba diving and wind surfing. Located just off a main road 4466 near plenty of amenities, Shacks Beach is perfect for anyone looking for "relaxing untamed natural" from the crowd-heavy beaches of San Juan, and the more natural beaches of rural Puerto Rico.

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

How to Access Shacks Beach

The beach is located directly north of the center of the city, Isabela. Taking Calle Emilio Gonzalez (4466) north, just keep going north until you are at the beach.


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

The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Since Shacks Beach happens to be located in a relatively urbanized region, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Shacks Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it 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 to visit.

If you want to learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past.
One of the nearest historical attractions is Arecibo Lighthouse Historical Park, which is 21 and a half miles to the east.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Atelier Y Clases De Arte Don PedroArt Gallery0.8SPuerto Rico
Golf LinksGolf Course2.7SEPuerto Rico
Ocean CasinoCasino7.6WPuerto Rico
Punta Borinquen Golf ClubGolf Course8.3WPuerto Rico
Royal Isabela Golf ClubGolf Course8.5SEPuerto Rico

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Quebradillas, which is a region with good selection of restaurants and interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.
From the shore, Quebradillas is located roughly 6.5 miles (ten kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. A few of the more convenient choices can be found in the following table or by calling 201-889-5048.

Haudimar Beach Apts.1.1 mi.WPenthouse
Royal Isabela3.7 mi.SEResort
Ocean Front Hotel & Resturant1.9 mi.WHotel
Hotel Parador el Guajataca4.8 mi.EHotel
Parador Vistamar4.9 mi.ESEHotel
Villa Montaña Beach Resort0.9 mi.WResort
Western Beach Villas and Apts.0.0 mi.WVillas
Courtyard By Marriott Aguadilla7.6 mi.WHotel
Villa Sol De Lillie (private house)0.3 mi.WHouse
Hotel el Faro9.1 mi.WSWHotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Ola Lola's Garden Bar. The restaurant serves delicious American style cuisine.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the following table.

Restaurant NamePhoneCuisineStyleDistanceDirection
Bravissimo Pizzeria Bar & Deli(787) 872-3201Italian------
Cafeteraa El Regreso(787) 872-5940--------
Ocean Front Resturant(787) 872-0444LatinVery Casual----
El Balcon De Jobos(787) 872-0010--------
El Buen Mofongo(787) 830-8496--------
Frappe Krystal(787) 830-2665--------

El Carey Cafe

(787) 421-4656Latino------
Javis Cafe(787) 830-2608--------
Jobos Cafe(787) 830-1684--------
Sonido del Mar(787) 609-6004Spanish------

Ola Lola's Garden Bar

 (787) 872-1230AmericanCasual----
Eclipse Ocean View Restaurant(787) 872-9554CreoleInformal----