The long stretch of Atlantic coast from Arecibo in the northwest to Rincón, the town at the westernmost tip of the island where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, is home to an incredible variety of beaches. About halfway between these two points are the spectacular white sand dunes of Isabela.
Among the favorite beaches in Isabela is Shacks. It has an international reputation as one of the premier windsurfing spots in the world and is often compared with Maui. Despite its worldwide reputation, Shacks is never crowded.
With trade winds streaming along at a constant 15 to 18 knots during the winter months, Shacks provides an ideal setting for windsurfing, wave jumping and kite surfing. During the rest of the year, you can stroll among the sea grapes in search of the perfect seashell, or simply bask in the warm, tropical sun. Most visitors also include a stop at Jobos Beach, a couple of miles down the road, where the snorkeling and SCUBA diving are excellent.
How to Get There
From LMM International Airport take Road 26 (Baldorioty de Castro Ave.) towards San Juan. Take exit Bayamón/ Arecibo via the Minillas Tunnel. Continue towards Arecibo on toll Road 22. From Arecibo take Highway 2 towards Isabela, taking exit 110. At the first blinking streetlight turn left towards Road 4466 and continue straight to the end of the road.