Isabela is a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the north-western region of the island, north of San Sebastián west of Quebradillas and east of Aguadilla and Moca. Isabela is spread over 13 wards and Isabela Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is a principal city of the Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastián Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The town is known as the "Jardín del Noroeste," the "Garden of the Northwest," because of the many wild flowers in its landscape. It is also knowns as el "Pueblo de los Quesitos de Hoja", the "town of Leaf Cheeses," for its production of this typical fresh white cheese wrapped in banana plant leaves, reputed to be the best.
One of present Isabela's main industries is tourism, because it's a coastal city with several beautiful beaches, outstanding panoramic views and other diverse attractions such as its rainforest, rivers, lake, cordillera mountains, submarine rivers and caves and archaeological sites among others. It is visited by many local tourists as well as those seeking some sun and fun from the United States
and other countries.
Landmarks and places of interest
- Brujo Well
- Jobos Beach & Jacinto Well
- Montones Beach
- San Antonio de la Tuna Ruins
- Punta Sardina
- La Princesa Beach & Blow Hole
- Centro Empresarial Playero - Villa Pesquera
- Shacks Beach
- Río Guajataca
- Guajataca Tunnel