PLAYA JOBOS DE ISABELA
La Playa de Jobos es una playa ubicada en el municipio de Isabela
al noroeste de Puerto Rico, en la calle PR-466. Es considerada una de
las mejores playas para practicar deportes como el Surf,debido a las
grandes olas en una zona de baja profundidad. También es una de las
mejores playas para competencias de surf. La playa es uno de los sitios
más visitados de la zona noroeste de la isla.
Su nombre viene dado por un antiguo asentamiento cercano con el
nombre de "Jobos". Desde entonces la población local comienzó a llamar
al lugar "Playa de Jobos". El área real llamada "Jobos" existe pero en
la sección superior de la zona.
(Playa Jobos) is a beach located in the northwestern Puerto
Rican municipality of Isabela on the PR-466 street. It is one of the
best beaches to learn the Surfing Sport due to the greatwaves on a low
depth area. It is also one of the best beaches for surfing competitions.
The beach is one of the most visited of the northwest area of the
Its name is given by an old establishment near by
with the name of “Jobos”. Since then local people start calling the
beach “Playa Jobos”. The actual area called “Jobos” exists but in the
upper section of the area but not on the actual coast.
Near by this beach exists the two most recognized
Surfboards fabricants of Puerto Rico; Pelicano Surfboard (Shaper Nestor)
and Warner Vega Surfboard (Sharper Warner). They also offer it for
If you are planning to surf at Jobos Beach, first,
you should ask locals for basic instructions of how to avoid accidents.
Due to the nature of the beach there is a high current that drops you on
the ocean. There are a few tricks on how to get out of it and enjoy the
surfing paradise of this great beach. There are no live guards since it
is not considered a “balneario” but local surfers are always voluntary
doing their best to help if something happens.
This great resource is not only used for surfing, it is also great forwindsurfing and kitesurfing.
Beach also offers a great and clean area perfect for families with
children, although the majority of the visitors are young people with an
attitude of having a great time. You can always hear music on any spot
of the beach and people are very kind with each others.
This beach is very respected by the locals; they are
very concerned of the importance of having a clean and comfortable area
so the maintenance is more taken by themselves instead of the
government, so you better clean your spot before you leave because
everyone will be watching. There is also a group of people pro-ambient
that are continuously working on conserving the natural resources of the
beaches at Puerto Rico.
If you are looking for traditional legends of Puerto Rico, on the
higher rock of this beach you can find the “Pozo de Jacinto” with a
spectacular view of the ocean and natural rocks.
There is also
a bunch of good restaurants near by this beach. There are a few hotels
but many guesthouses with prices that could range higher during high
seasons. If you don’t need to stay close by the beach, you can find more
reasonable places to stay inland at Isabela.
EN ISABELA DE OCTUBRE 2011