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.
You will find an abundance of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Simply click on specific names for a detailed article concerning that beach.
Cerro Gordo Beach: Cerro Gordo Beach is a government run beach in Vega Alta, approximately 45 minutes from San Juan. This beach is a favorite amongst locals, yet remains much quieter than the beaches in resort laden areas of Puerto Rico.
Another alternative 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: Puerto Nuevo is a peninsula, with the ocean surrounding it on all but one side. The rocks, while blocking waves, also trap water inside the beach, sometimes creating small lagoons, providing plenty of opportunities to explore.
Take a moment to read the table just below for more information about your options.
|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 want to learn about a wider variety of attractions beyond this category, you might want to look beyond these choices. Click to check out our page dedicated to other interesting attractions for Dorado.
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