Dorado Attractions

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A stroll through Downtown Dorado is not only a pleasurable way to spend some time, but it is a cultural experience as well.  Within walking distance of one another are several museums and historic buildings that help visitors understand the importance of local culture.  It is also easy to learn about nature with a agricultural and ecological park right in town, and a few beaches which have maintained great reviews for years.  

Beaches

Cerro Gordo Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed guide to that beach.

Los Tocores Beach: If you head towards the coast from Laguna Mata Redonda you'll run into Los Tocores, a beach so beautiful that every resort along the shore wants a piece of it. The waters here are calm enough that you can swim, but not so calm that you shouldn't be wary of strong currents if you are visiting with young children.

A second place that beach-goers can consider is Dorado Beach. Waves of deep, dark blue water crash against the tan colored sands of Dorado Beach, which is lined with lush, landscaped greenery.

Cerro Gordo Beach: Cerro Gordo is a crescent-shaped beach backed by palm trees, picnic tables, and gazebos. The sand is soft and white, and well-maintained so it is rare that you find trash here.

These examples are just a sample of the options that are available. Navigate to this extended discussion if you're looking for additional details.

Museums

If you like to learn about other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.

One popular destination is Science Park. It is found in Bayamon, 8.6 mi. East-Southeast of central Dorado. Part park and part museum, the Science Park is dedicated to the achievements of all mankind, and features models and reproductions of rocket ships and other great inventions. Go ahead and walk around and see all there is to see at this large outdoor museum.

The chart right below offers more details regarding a museum nearby.

Museums Near Dorado
Name Phone Location Island
Science Park (787) 740-6868 8.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Dorado Puerto Rico

Natural Attractions

Bosque Estatal De Vega

Bosque Estatal De Vega is one of the more frequently visited local attractions. <p>Established to preserve the aquifer that lies beneath the park, it is part of Puerto Rico's plan in preparing for the growing population and urbanization of the island. This part of the plan has a forest that acts as a natural filter for water entering the aquifer, as well as limiting the consumption by the population.</p>

Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve is another attraction you might enjoy. <p>One of the most critical ecosystems in all of Puerto Rico, the Laguna Tortuguero is home to almost one-thousand species of plants and animal life that is constantly loosing living space elsewhere on the island. Most noticeably, guests will have no problem spotting crocodiles and a variety of birds.</p>

These are just some of what's available. Those wanting to get more details concerning natural attractions nearby, can learn more here.

Casinos

Puerto Rico Casinos

People do not generally go to Dorado for its gambling opportunities, although there is one option, Dorado Del Mar Casino. <p>The newest addition to the hotel property at Dorado Del Mar Resort is the Dorado Del Mar Casino. With an eager staff, ready and waiting to roll out the red carpet and show you the time of your life, you'll have no problem fitting into the role of the "player," and trying to win big.</p>

 

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