Beaches in Dorado

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Dorado means “golden” in Spanish, a name that becomes evident when you step on the shore and the glinting metallic color of the sand shines bright in your eyes.  Lapped by crystalline waters, it is easy to see why this stretch of coast along the north shore is an exclusive resort community.  

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll discover several beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Just click on specific names to get additional information about that particular beach.

Cerro Gordo Beach

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.

A second location that beach-goers can consider is Vega Baja Beach. As one of the many North Shore beaches of Puerto Rico, Vaga Baja Beach does not have too much that makes it unique from its neighbors. However, one feature that helps Vega Baja stand out is the very small string of tiny islands just off the coast, giving the beach a weird mix of both rough waves and calm waters.

Puerto Neuvo Beach: This interesting beach is located behind a large rock formation, giving Puerto Nuevo Beach oddly peaceful waters in an area that is usually very rough, making it popular with swimmers. The rocks that give the beach its peace takes the brunt force of the ocean, and visitors can stand on some of the large rocks and watch the waves crash into them.

Take a look at this table for more information.

Beaches In and Around Dorado
Name Location Coast
Cerro Gordo Beach 4.4 mi. West of Central Dorado North East
Condado Beach 13.2 mi. East of Central Dorado North East
Dorado Beach 1.9 mi. East of Central Dorado North East
Escambrion Beach 12.2 mi. East of Central Dorado South East
Los Tocores Beach 2.2 mi. West of Central Dorado North East
Mar Chiquita Beach 14.7 mi. West of Central Dorado North
Puerto Neuvo Beach 8.2 mi. West of Central Dorado North
Vega Baja Beach 6.7 mi. West of Central Dorado North

If you are looking for a wider selection of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to think about other possibilities. To read our complete guide to other attractions, navigate to this page.


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