Dorado, Puerto Rico
Located just 24 km west of San Juan, Dorado is a one of the many small tourist towns in Puerto Rico that offers lovely beaches, golf courses and a number of historical and cultural attractions for visitors. While golf and tennis are two of the more popular activities for tourists, most visitors also enjoy water sports along the shores and banks of the four local rivers. Travel in June to experience Fiestas Patronales, when there are bands, carnival rides and street markets galore.
- Sardinera, Kikita and El Unico Beaches
- Dorado’s Mata Redonda Lagoon
- La Plata River
- Play golf at one of several luxury courses
- Celebrate El Carnaval del Plata in the plaza (February)
- Watch Dorado's Los Guardianes play baseball
High temperatures for Dorado range from 31-33°C from May to September and 25-29°C for the rest of the year, while lows rarely dip below 9°C. The annual rainfall for this tropical city is 150 cm, and the wet season spans from June to December.
Getting There & Around
The airport nearest to Dorado is located 24 km away in San Juan, which is served by numerous taxis, group taxis and vans, tour bus lines and a rapid transit. If you are driving, you will take Highway 165 west from San Juan.
Most visitors find renting a car is most convenient. There are cheap local buses that you can use, but they are known to be a pain for tourists.
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