The SpaceThe space we are offering is a simple, basic, private room with a bunk bed style bed, great for the single low maintenance budget traveler, traveling friends, or couples who don't mind sleeping separately. Near the ocean and one of the best surf spots on the Island, minutes from Puerto Ricos most beautiful shores, the room can accommodate 2 people, one person will have to climb a small ladder to get into the top bunk (as a single bed will not accommodate 2 people). We do have another room with a full bed that may be available (3 night minimum), if you click on our profile and listings. All bedrooms are equipped with fans. Fresh linens and towels are provided. If you have a larger group, inquire and arrangements may be possible. Prices may have premiums for holidays and special events. Ask about our Jungle/Mountain cabin - Beach house combo. Guest AccessYou will have full access to a shared kitchen, dining area (dinner table seats six, coffee machine, blender, etc), living room with a sectional leather couch/cable TV and high speed internet/wi-fi. Feel free to cook as you like; we have a charcoal grill out front as well. Diving masks and snorkels, boogie boards, and other amenities available for adventuring. Interaction with GuestsYour bedroom is completely private. There may (or may not) be other guests staying in the home, so don't expect to be completely alone. While we welcome guests of all backgrounds, because of our location the majority of our guests that you will be sharing the space with are surfers between the ages of 21-35. If you have an interest in renting the entire house rather than a room just click on our profile for the "4BR House" listing. The NeighborhoodPlaya Jobos is one of the best surfing beaches in Puerto Rico, which is why it is also one of the most well-known beaches in the Caribbean for surfing competitions. Traditional legends recall the story of the nearby “Pozo de Jacinto" (blowhole) with a spectacular view of the ocean and natural rocks. The beach is one of the most visited of the northwest area of the island. Shacks Beach, also well-known as a great surfing destination on the island, is also an amazing place to snorkel with it's lively reef and an ever better place to scuba dive with it's underwater caverns. The year-round average temperature is a balmy 78 degrees, and the breeze coming from the ocean keeps it relatively cool, even in the hotter summer months.
There are many fun things to do and explore nearby. Guajataca State Forest is a 30 minute drive away, and has over 27 miles of hiking trails and some amazing caves to explore, including the large Taino Indian faces carved into the sides of cliffs. If you love beaches, there are so many beautiful ones close by to choose from, including the crystal-clear waters of Crash Boat Beach, also perfect for paddle-boarding or snorkeling. If you're up for an adventure, we can direct you to a hidden mountain trail and that leads to 'secret beach,' which is at the base of the cliff located near the el Pozo Brujo (The Bewitched Well) which local lore says is the birthplace of the Taino Indians of Puerto Rico. Or take a trip to the beautiful Gozalandia waterfalls in nearby San Sebastian
As far as nightlife, while yes, we are just a 15 minute walk to the strip of restaurants and bars that all the locals and tourists surrounding area party at... it's still nothing compared to say San Juan. On the island, except for a few after hours spots, bars outside of San Juan close at midnight during week days and are generally pretty empty outside of the weekend unless it's a holiday. As far as fun stuff to do at night, while there's stargazing, looking for bioluminescent life on the shore or setting a fires on the beach, our best advice (as counterintuitive for a vacation as it may seem) is early to bed, early to rise. Puerto Rico belongs to the sun and you'll want to catch as much as it while you can as daylight burns. Plus you if you like to party, you can party during the day. There is no stigma here and you'll find locals taking shots at the corner store at 8am. Getting AroundWe are 20 mins from the BQN airport and roughly 2hrs from SJU. Unfortunately Puerto Rico has virtually no Public Transportation outside of San Juan, Mayaguez and Ponce. If you'd like to see the Island, it's extremely difficult to manage without a vehicle and we highly recommend renting a car. It's often less expensive than you think, and good deals can be found online.
That being said, Jobos is known for it's world class surfing waves and we do have guests that are not interested in exploring the Island but just want to enjoy the local surf and therefore may not need to rent a car. For those guests, we are located 20 minutes taxi from the BQN airport in Aguadilla and a to our location will be under $30. If coming from San Juan, you may do a web search for 'Blue Line Publico Aguadilla', it's a private van company from San Juan that drops off at the Aguadilla airport. They typically charge $30 dollars per person and may take 3-5 hours or so to make the trip. They only speak spanish. Again, you may find it quicker, easier and cheaper (particularly for more than one person) for a one day rental car picking it up at SJU and dropping it off at BQN, via ezrentals or expedia.
Of particular note to those who choose not to rent a vehicle:
Keep in mind while Jobos has plenty of restaurants and cafes to eat and local bodegas, you will not find fresh fruits or vegetables other than the one's you can find growing locally (calabeza, coconuts, plantains, avocados, etc)
Also the local cash machines only issue money to banks with Mastercard logos. If you need to withdraw cash from a card with a Visa logo, you may need to do it before coming to Jobos. Other Things to NoteIf you've never been to rural Puerto Rico, it can be both beautiful and challenging. Electricity seems to go out for a few hours once a week. Roosters and dogs are common and abundant at many homes (including our neighbors) and will often be unwelcome sunrise alarm clocks. If you are particularly sensitive to frequent barking or crowing, it's recommended you stay closer to the center of town or in a highrise like the Marriott in Aguadilla. You may sometimes find horses or cows in the middle of the road. It's common for many homes in the tropics like ours to not do hot water as we prefer our showers cool. We've found this trade-off to be worth the astounding beauty and lifestyle of the area. THINGS TO BRING: Mosquito Repellent (a must!) & Sunscreen.