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.
You will discover several beaches to choose from in and around the area. Just click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.
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.
Another place to consider is Dorado Beach. Dorado Beach is located off PR 165.
Cerro Gordo Beach: Cerro Gordo Beach is located the junction of Calle Principal and PR-690. Parking is $3(USD).
Dorado and the surrounding areas have plenty of other beaches to choose from. To navigate to our complete guide to beaches, go to this page.
Assuming you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Dorado.
A common landmark for vacationers 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 following chart provides more details regarding a museum you might enjoy nearby.
|Science Park||(787) 740-6868||8.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Dorado||Puerto Rico|
One of the frequently visited outdoor tourist attractions is 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.
Laguna Tortuguero Nature Reserve is a second option to consider visiting. 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.
Luckily, you will find a full range choices. To read our complete guide to natural attractions nearby, go to this page.
Feeling lucky? Travelers interested in trying their luck will find several alternatives in and near the area.
Dorado Del Mar Casino, on the premises of Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort, is found within Dorado. 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.
If you're simply looking to play a few slots, you might like Sheraton Old San Juan Casino. Whether you frequent the casinos or new to the games, Sheraton Old San Juan Casino guarantees you'll have a good time at their facility. The over 400 slot machines and 16 table games means that there is room enough for everyone, and a chance that each player could go home a winner.
The gaming opportunities in and near Dorado are listed in the chart below.
|Dorado Del Mar Casino||Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort||(787) 626-1300||0.7 mi. North of Central Dorado|
|--||--||Old San Juan, 10.8 mi. East of Central Dorado|
|Sheraton Old San Juan Casino||Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel and Casino||(787) 721-5100||Old San Juan, 10.7 mi. East of Central Dorado|
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