Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Dorado

Playa de Cerro Gordo

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 lik…
Top Choice Seafood in Dorado

El Ladrillo

El Ladrillo has been a culinary anchor of downtown Dorado for decades. It exudes old-world charm, with dark wood, exposed brick and thick steaks. Naturally, it serves seafood as well – everything from octopus salad …
Seafood in Dorado

Villa Dorada d’Alberto Seafood Restaurant

With waiters in black ties and linen napkins, this classy joint serves seafood platters to a soundtrack of schmaltzy elevator music. On the weekends it’s a scene as tables of locals buzz with date night, and it rema…
International in Dorado

Mi Casa

The finest of several good restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach, Mi Casa by José Andrés is a casual yet sophisticated beachside locale that creatively combines Puerto Rican and Spanish flavors. Order…
Beach in Dorado

Balneario el Ojo del Buey

Calle 13 on the eastern side of Dorado terminates in a tan-colored stretch of tree-backed sand, and is freer from beach-goers than Balneario Manuel Morales to the west. The most interesting thing here, however, is t…
Beach in Dorado

Balneario Manuel Morales

There is a little-advertised public beach in Dorado where you can swim: Balneario Manuel Morales. At the end of Rte 697, it’s an OK bit of sand surrounded by rocky outcrops, but it can get busy with locals at weeken…
Museum in Dorado

Museo de Arte e Historia de Dorado

This museum gives you the rundown on local history and archaeology, including findings from excavations at the nearby Ojo del Buey beach.
Museum in Dorado

Museo y Centro Cultural Casa del Rey

The Museo y Centro Cultural Casa del Rey is an old Spanish garrison dating from 1823. It displays antique furniture.
Beach in Dorado

Punta Salinas

Toa Alta’s beach, Punta Salinas, lies about 12km east of Dorado on Rte 165. It’s got food kiosks, lifeguards, restrooms and basketball courts.