Jobos Beach Puerto Rico: Best Beaches in the Caribbean
Jobos Beach, Playa Jobos in Spanish, is a lovely beach bordering the Atlantic Ocean on Puerto Rico's northwest coast. Jobos is a best beach for singles, couples, families and surfers.
Beach Personality: Hard To Find, Harder To Leave
Jobos Beach Puerto Rico
Jobos Beach is one of those rare beaches that combine simple amenities with natural beauty. The beach itself contains slightly coarse, tan sand with a few coconuts and a bit of natural debris washed up along the shore. The water is a warm and inviting palette of turquoise and royal blue and there are always waves for surfers. If you enjoy bird watching, brown pelicans are a common sight.
Jobos Beach is also home to a blowhole on the Atlantic Ocean side of the promontory at the beach’s eastern end. As a result of the regular waves, the blowhole consistently sprays a plume of water into the air that flows down the cove side of the promontory like a waterfall. The blowhole is so unique and naturally beautiful that it is reason enough to go to Jobos. If you like geology, the promontory is made up of fossilized coral. Walk onto it to see some interesting coral formations.
According to Lacy, Jobos Beach is a fantastic destination because there is always something going on. Every weekend is like spring break. Yet it is also a wonderful beach for families with many families coming back year after year.
- Boogie Boarding
- Swimming (in the calmer waters of the cove)
- Public bathrooms – No, but there are restaurants and bars lining the beach.
- Showers – No.
- Parking – Yes.
- Food – No, but there are restaurants and bars lining the beach.
- Lifeguard – No.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – Yes.
Wave Riding Vehicles (787-669-3840) on Jobos Beach rents surfboards.
Sonia Rican (787-872-0808) on Jobos Beach rents chairs and umbrellas.
Hang Loose Surf Shop (787-872-2490) rents surfboards, paddleboards (SUP) and boogie boards. They are located 2 km west of Jobos Beach on the road that parallels the beach.
Jobos Beach is hard to find, but worth the trouble. If you’re driving to Jobos Beach from the greater San Juan area, take PR-22 West. Exit at PR-2 West. Continue on PR-2 until you reach PR-113, Ave Noel Estrada. Take a right onto PR-113. Turn right at PR-466, Cil Emilio Gonzalez. Keep right at the fork. You will see Jobos Beach on your right.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin
Photos courtesy of Alan Dworkin. More Jobos Beach photos on Flickr.