Set in the small northern town of Dorado, Dorado Beach is known for it's prime surfing conditions, which make it a beach not necessarily suitable for inexperienced swimmers or families with young children.
Located in the vicinity of San Juan, Dorado Beach is on the North East edge of Puerto Rico. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Dorado Beach.
Dorado Beach is located off PR 165.
Waves of deep, dark blue water crash against the tan colored sands of Dorado Beach, which is lined with lush, landscaped greenery.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.
Dorado Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North East coast of Puerto Rico; it's located near attractions like Dorado Del Mar Golf Club, which is a mile and a half to the west.
If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Science Park. This museum is located seven miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.
There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|Dorado Del Mar Golf Club||Golf Course||1.8 mi.||W||Puerto Rico|
|Dorado Del Mar Casino||Casino||1.8 mi.||W||Puerto Rico|
|Dorado Beach East Course||Golf Course||3.3 mi.||W||Puerto Rico|
|Sugarcane Course at Dorado Beach||Golf Course||3.6 mi.||W||Puerto Rico|
|Dorado Beach West Course||Golf Course||3.7 mi.||W||Puerto Rico|
|Pineapple Course at Dorado Beach||Golf Course||4.2 mi.||W||Puerto Rico|
|Sporting Event Venue||5.1 mi.||ESE||Puerto Rico|
|Science Park||Museum||7.1 mi.||SE||Puerto Rico|
|Bacardi Rum Plant||Museum||7.1 mi.||E||Puerto Rico|
|Fort San Juan de la Cruz||Historical Site||7.3 mi.||E||Puerto Rico|
|Fort de San Filipe del Morro||Historical Site||8.1 mi.||E||Puerto Rico|
|Sporting Event Venue||8.2 mi.||SE||Puerto Rico|
The town of Dorado is close-by and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Dorado is not far away, about two miles (three kilometers).
The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.
Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation area, it usually isn't all that difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For visitors hoping to get a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Dorado Beach.
|Golden Sands Villas||1.8 mi.||W||Resort|
|Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach & Golf Resort||1.8 mi.||W||Resort|
|Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach||3.7 mi.||W||Resort|
|Comfort Inn Levittown||4.4 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar||4.8 mi.||W||Resort|
|The Caleta Guesthouse||8.4 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Villa Herencia||8.4 mi.||E||B & B|
|Hotel El Convento||8.4 mi.||E||Hotel|
|Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan||8.5 mi.||E||Hotel|
A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. Grappa is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has a menu featuring Italian cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.
The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.
|Grappa||(787) 796-2674||Italian||Informal||1.2 mi.||SW|
|Blue Seahorse Bar & Grill||(787) 796-6125||American||Very Casual||1.8 mi.||W|
|Paradise Café||(787) 796-6125||Caribbean, Fusion||Informal||1.8 mi.||W|
|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||--||--|
Puerto Rico has many nice beaches, so Dorado Beach is just one of your options.
Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Puerto Neuvo Beach, located within the range of a taxi. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Vega Baja Beach may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it eight and a half miles to the west.
Another option worth considering is Los Tocores Beach, which is located four miles to the west.
Puerto Rico has a lot to offer its visitors, but Dorado Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.
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