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.

Positioned in the vicinity of San Juan, Dorado Beach is on the North East coast of Puerto Rico. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Puerto Rico. While Dorado Beach might be a little farther away, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Set on the North East coast of Puerto Rico; the area is home to other attractions such as Dorado Del Mar Golf Club, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want to learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For instance, nearby is Fort San Juan de la Cruz, which is seven and a half miles away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest 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 nearby town of Dorado is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Dorado is a quick trip away, about two miles (three kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Dorado Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a pretty popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be very difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For vacationers wanting to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the closest options 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
Tree House in San Juan 8.5 mi. E Hostel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Puerto Rico's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Grappa is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves Italian food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico.

You might also enjoy Puerto Neuvo Beach, found within the range of a cab. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Vega Baja Beach is just right. It's located eight and a half miles to the west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Los Tocores Beach, which is located four miles away.

While Puerto Rico has many alluring attractions, Dorado Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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