Dorado Beach

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.

How to Access The Beach

Dorado Beach is located off PR 165.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby


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.

Activities and Attractions Near Dorado Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Complejo Deportivo 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
Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez Sporting Event Venue 8.2 mi. SE Puerto Rico

Cities and Towns

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.

Accommodations near Dorado Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
CasaBlanca Hotel -- -- 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.

Restaurants near Dorado Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 Bara @ Dorado (787) 796-1313 -- -- -- --
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 -- --
Bless Candy Land (787) 527-1680 -- -- -- --
Cafetan La Vendedora (787) 796-1269 -- -- -- --
Cafeteraa La Utuadean (787) 796-4006 -- -- -- --
Campo Dorado (787) 796-0967 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

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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