Playa Jobos is a popular surfing beach located in the northwestern town of Isabela. And the funny thing is that it’s popular among beginners as well as the more advanced crowd. Playa Jobos is popular among amateur surfers because of the low depth of its waters. Advanced surfers love it because, even with its relatively shallow waters, the waves are quite large. So if you’re the type of person who prefers those pond-like beaches with the 1-inch surf then Playa Jobos is not the beach for you.
Playa Jobos got its name from a popular an old commercial establishment that used to be nearby, not from the popular “jobo” fruit that grows on the Island. After a while eople started calling it Jobo’s Beach and from there it morphed into just Jobos.
Playa Jobos is a natural beach so you won’t find a designated parking area, showers, restrooms, lifeguards, safety buoys, concession stands, gazebos recycling bins, signage or written material there. The water is crystal clear and the sand is a dark tan color.
Surfing at Playa Jobos can be tricky. There are sea currents here that pull you towards the ocean and many people have drowned. So be sure to visit the local surf shops and ask the locals before you venture into the Playa Jobos waters.
Oh, and one last thing. The sunsets at Playa Jobos are pure jaw droppers. So if photography is your thing then you’re in for a treat.