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.


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.


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.

Where to stay around Dorado Municipality?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 110 vacation rentals near Dorado Municipality. From 31 Houses to 44 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dorado Municipality for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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: 46 vacation rentals
  • Dorado Del Mar: 983 vacation rentals
  • Dorado: 226 vacation rentals
  • Dorado del Mar: 54 vacation rentals
  • Sabanera Dorado: 16 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: 226 rentals
  • Higuillar: 245 rentals
  • Maguayo: 191 rentals
  • Espinoza: 188 rentals
  • Mameyal: 547 rentals

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

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