Welcome to Isabela! Known for its beautiful sunsets, whale watching, surfing championships, and relaxed environment, Isabela is known as the 'Jardín del Noroeste,' the 'Garden of the Northwest,' because of the many wild flowers in its landscape. It is about a 5 minutes drive from the nearest airport in Aguadilla (BQN), and about a two hour drive from the San Juan capital. Explore and enjoy all of the local area activities such as horseback riding on the beach, snorkeling, diving, whale watching, surfing, kite surfing, seaside local food and yummy tropical drinks, relaxing at the beach and pool. Also, you can celebrate a Special Event Or Unique Wedding!
Other Activities: Diving at the Blue Hole at Shacks - Visiting the WaterFalls
How to get here!
Direction from San Juan (SJU): Exit the San Juan airport and take the first right (right after the underpass, toward San Juan; do not go onto the toll road). After you’ve gone about 3 mi. on Rt. 26, you’ll go over an overpass, and then the road dips down below normal ground level; take the next exit-Route 22. Almost immediately, you’ll go through a tunnel.
Shortly after that, the road divides. Stay on Route 22 (the right fork), following signs toward Bayamon/Arecibo/Mayaguez. Continue on Route 22 until it ends (west of Arecibo).
There will be three tolls; it saves time to have $5 in change. When Route 22 ends, the road joins Route 2. Go toward Mayaguez/Aguadilla. [Aside: If you want to stop to get groceries, once you have been on Route 2 for about 20 miles, there will be a mall on the left with a Pep Boys, a Walmart & a Econo (Isabela Plaza). The Econo is a supermarket. It’s open 6am-10pm exc. Sundays, When it’s 11-5. It’s about 15 mins. from Casa Vela.
After you’ve been on Route 2 for about 22 mi., there will be a long section without traffic lights. Start looking for a RIGHT turn onto Route 110 - North. That goes toward Ramey. There’s a sign that says “Pta. Borinquen/Aeropuerto Rafael Hernández.” Take Route 110 a bit more than 4 miles to Route 4466. You will pass Hewlett-Packard. You will pass a gas station with a subway.
There’s a blinking traffic light and the restaurant Brisa del Atlantico is on the SW corner of 4466 (NOTE: This turn onto Route 4466 is about 1½ miles past HEWLETT-PACKARD.)
Make a right onto Route 4466. Go to the bottom of the hill and continue going straight until you see a gas station 'power fuel', after this you will find a small churh on your left, right next to it you will find 'Casa Vela'.
Direction from Aguadilla (BQN) Airport: As you exit the airport, take a right. Follow the road, keeping the airport fence on your right. You’ll make a left turn, then a right turn, then a left turn, then a right turn.
That road takes you out of Ramey’s “Gate 5” & becomes Route 110. You will pass “Aguatica Dive Shop” on your left and then notice a sign that say COOP on your right. That is the local Co-op grocery and has good produce, meat, and most of the amenities that you will need for your stay at Villa Tropical.
Take Route 110 a couple miles. After you go around a long right curve, you’ll hit Route 4466. There’s a blinking traffic light and the restaurant Brisa del Atlantico is on the SW corner. Make a left onto Route 4466. Go to the bottom of the hill and continue going straight until you see a gas station 'power fuel', after this you will find a small churh on your left, right next to it you will find 'Casa Vela'.