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.
Situated in the heart of the island of Puerto Rico, 2.2 miles west of Dorado, Los Tocores Beach is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. At Los Tocores Beach, you'll find that it has a private, undisturbed feel, but isn't too far from the town's major hotspots.
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.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.
Beachgoers will find Los Tocores Beach on the North East coast of Puerto Rico. It is near some interesting sites like Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach, which is situated three quarters of a mile to the south, and it is one of the attractions in the area.
Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.
|Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach||Golf Course||0.7 mi.||S||Puerto Rico|
|Dorado Beach East Course||Golf Course||0.7 mi.||E||Puerto Rico|
|Dorado Beach West Course||Golf Course||0.9 mi.||SSE||Puerto Rico|
|Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach||Golf Course||1.2 mi.||SSE||Puerto Rico|
|Dorado Del Mar Golf Club||Golf Course||2.3 mi.||E||Puerto Rico|
|Dorado Del Mar Casino||Casino||2.3 mi.||E||Puerto Rico|
The closest part in Puerto Rico to Los Tocores Beach is Dorado. This friendly part of Puerto Rico is only two miles from the beach, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This section of Puerto Rico is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.
Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.
While there aren't many hotels close-by, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the table below.
|Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach||0.3 mi.||E||Resort|
|Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar||0.8 mi.||W||Resort|
|Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort||2.3 mi.||E||Resort|
|Golden Sands Villas||2.3 mi.||E||Resort|
One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to try a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Mi Casa by Jose Andres. The restaurant serves contemporary cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood and tapas. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.
Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.
|Mi Casa by Jose Andres||(787) 278-7217||Contemporary||Informal||0.3 mi.||E|
|Zafra Restaurant||(787) 626-1054||International||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||E|
|Metropol Dorado||(787) 278-5500||Creole, Cuban||Informal||1.9 mi.||ESE|
|Patio Galeria & Tapas Restaurant||(787) 626-6508||Creole, Fusion||Informal||1.9 mi.||ESE|
|A la Vara||(787) 796-1313||Creole||Very Casual||--||--|
|Applebee's Dorado||(787) 625-1591||American||Informal||--||--|
|Arborio Restaurant||(787) 796-3999||Fusion, Italian||Informal||--||--|
|Beach Bohio Bar & Grill||(787) 486-7915||American, Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
Needless to say, Los Tocores Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Puerto Rico.
Vacationers may also want to visit Cerro Gordo Beach, located within a couple of miles.
Perhaps Los Tocores Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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