Find the best place to stay — Dorado Municipality

Destination guide

Beaches and fishing in Dorado

A charming coastal town with world-class golf courses and lavish resorts, Dorado is a magnet for visitors wanting a tropical escape with all the amenities. The town boasts breathtaking views of the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, small but informative museums and gorgeous beaches of golden sand and nodding palm trees that extend down the coastline and are rarely overcrowded. The beaches are beautiful spots for days of fishing and swimming. Dorado vacation rentals are right in the heart of the action, close to an impressive array of fine restaurants, quaint shops and tropical beauties that make Dorado delightful.

Things to do

Fresh seafood and deep-sea fishing in Dorado

If you've always wanted to fly high above the waves by kiteboarding, you'll get your chance in the warm waters of Dorado. Instructors will teach you and your children, making it a fantastic family adventure. Deep-sea fishing is another way to experience the ocean delights of this coastal town. Take a fishing tour and try your luck fishing for mahi-mahi, snapper, and, if you're especially lucky, a massive blue or white marlin that will give you fishing tales for years. Dorado vacation rentals provide respite before heading to town for local specialties such as octopus salad or lobster stew.


Cycling and sunshine in Dorado

Past the white sand beaches and elegant palm trees, lies a town of lavish golf courses that draw players from around the world to try their luck on the championship-standard fairways. Lovers of the outdoors will also find plenty to do here, including riding the white-crested waves of the ocean by windsurfing and kitesurfing. Dorado vacation rentals provide refreshing, air-conditioned comfort to guests after long days in the sunshine and sea breezes, and are close to the beach for cycling and walking near the waterfront. There are museums to while away an afternoon, learning the history and stories of Dorado.


Hot and humid in Dorado

Set on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, the town of Dorado is a small coastal community looking out onto the vast Atlantic Ocean. Dorado shares the steamy tropical weather that is famous in the neighboring islands of the Caribbean. Temperatures are consistently hot year-round, hovering around 85 degrees, with occasional leaps into the low 90s. Humidity is intense, so proximity to the Atlantic is welcome. The wettest month in Dorado is usually May, whilst the driest is in February. Dorado's warm year-round temperatures draw visitors throughout the year, but, for lovers of the outdoors, December through April is best.

Natural features

Dolphins and turtles in Dorado

Only 30-minutes from San Juan, Puerto Rico, the small town of Dorado is a vacation paradise, with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, beautiful golden beaches and rich green golf courses. The area is flat and dotted with palm trees dancing in sea breezes, and, in the distance, thickly forested hills rise to meet the clear, blue skies. Dorado has a rich marine life in its coastal waters, from majestic whales and sleek dolphins to barracuda and turtles. Over 350 species of birds have been recorded in Puerto Rico, and the savvy bird watcher may see cormorants, pelicans and flamingos.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Dorado

The nearest airport is in San Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.), located 17.7 mi (28.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Ponce (PSE-Mercedita), which is 35.3 mi (56.8 km) away.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dorado Municipality?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dorado Municipality. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Dorado Beach Resort & Club: 38 vacation rentals
  • Dorado Del Mar: 762 vacation rentals
  • Dorado: 171 vacation rentals
  • Dorado del Mar: 37 vacation rentals
  • Higuillar: 181 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Dorado Municipality! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dorado Municipality?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dorado Municipality:

  • Dorado: 171 rentals
  • Higuillar: 181 rentals
  • Maguayo: 132 rentals
  • Espinoza: 132 rentals
  • Río Lajas: 119 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Dorado Municipality?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Dorado Municipality. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dorado Del Mar: 762 rentals
  • Condado Beach: 860 rentals
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 859 rentals
  • Fort Buchanan: 825 rentals
  • Port of San Juan: 841 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dorado Municipality listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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