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'll discover a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. Just click on each beach name for detailed information about that part of the coast.

Los Tocores Beach: Los Tocores dips into the coast in a shape almost like a crescent, and features tan colored sand and deep aquamarine waters. As you move inland, the landscape is thick with trees and a row of hotels.

Another place that beach-goers can consider is Dorado Beach. Dorado Beach is located off PR 165.

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.

Fortunately, you'll find a full range of beaches to choose from in and around the area. To find out about other beaches available, go to this page.

Museums

If you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Science Park. It is located 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 table below provides you with more details concerning 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

Assuming you like being outside will probably enjoy visiting Bosque Estatal De Vega. 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.

Another local attraction you might enjoy is Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve. 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.

These are merely a few of what's on the island. Navigate here to find our page dedicated to natural attractions nearby.

 

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