Playa de Cerro Gordo

Beach in Dorado
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Lying at the end of Hwy 690, this charming palm-dotted expanse of sand has had several million dollars pumped into the expansion of its tourist facilities by the government. Restrooms, showers, fire pits and the like complement the beach, but the place is nevertheless often deserted. Camping is possible here, and several hiking trails and a mountain-bike route lead off from the eastern end of the beach.