An Isabela Insider Shares Her Picks
Beautiful beaches are just the beginning
Hillary Pringle, the Hotel Revenue Manager at Royal Isabela, keeps a pretty packed schedule. But instead of escaping the island for vacation, she prefers to unwind right where she lives. Below, her recommendations on what to do, eat, and drink when visiting Isabela.
Pringle says hitting up the beach is a must. And thankfully, there’s plenty of them in the area. “If you are looking for a good time you must go to Jobos Beach – it’s like a summer party year round,” says Pringle. “If you want to go snorkeling, try Shacks Beach. If you’re in the mood to be relaxed and in a family environment, Montones Beach is the place for you. In short, Isabela has a beach for everyone.”
As for where Pringle likes to eat, she recommends One Ten Thai on the west side of the island. “They have delicious Thai cuisine, and even better artisanal beers. I always have the garlic noodles with an orange mojito,” she says. If you’re looking for a variety of options, Pringle suggests visiting the food truck park in Aguadilla: “You’ll find food trucks like Tuk-Tuk, which specializes in Thai food and Tako-g which gives you an unexpected twist of Japanese with Latin cuisine. The cielito lindo with teriyaki chicken is a must-try.”
Cockail wise, Pringle loves visiting La Central Bar for their delicious old fashioneds, though she’s a big fan of Beer Box in Aguadilla. “They have a large variety of beer on tap, as well as bottled, and the bartenders always seem to give the best recommendations.” If you’re feeling peckish, order up their famous chicken dip with toasted bagel chips.