Where lustrous sugar sand and turquoise waters are the cherry on top of a resort lifestyle with luxury suburban estates.

Welcome to Dorado

On the idyllic north coast of Puerto Rico, just 15 miles west of San Juan, the town of Dorado beckons to those craving an upscale suburban existence elevated by gorgeous beaches and warm weather. Dorado is well-known for its private, refined atmosphere and more than lives up to the translation of its name: golden.

The city was established in 1842 and is home to many of Puerto Rico’s historic homes and notable sites. From the oldest building in Dorado — the Casa del Rey museum — to the Museo de Arte e Historia de Dorado, Dorado is rich in places to expand your cultural and historical understanding.

Some of the most spectacular homes are located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Dorado Beach East and the communities nestled around the Dorado Beach Resort & Club. Here, multimillion-dollar houses emulate opulent styles, with red-tiled roofs and Spanish colonial designs and luxe contemporary custom-builds resting side-by-side. 

What to Love

  • Three impeccable TPC, Ritz-Carlton golf courses, used during several PGA Championship games
  • Palatial homes and jaw-dropping mountain views
  • Enviable neighborhoods with tons of amenities and entertainment 

People & Lifestyle

Dorado is a place for relaxation, enjoying unspoiled beaches, and taking time to embrace the beautiful facets of life. The presence of the Dorado Beach Resort and residential location gives those who live in Dorado access to life-enhancing facilities and perks, such as beach clubs, fitness centers, golf courses, and fine-dining restaurants at the clubhouse. 

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

While resort-style living might be the highlight of Dorado, the city is also within easy reach of San Juan’s best commercial and retail centers. The nearby Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, for example, contain more than 90 stores and dining venues, including brands such as Coach, Nautica, Michael Kors, and the Banana Republic.

The Mall of San Juan is known as Puerto Rico’s premier upscale shopping destination. Within its 650,000 square feet, shoppers encounter name brands like Versace, Lush, Gucci, and Tiffany & Co. Heading into the city of San Juan, retail enthusiasts will delight at the abundance of the Plaza Las Américas. Along with its array of incredible shopping options, the plaza also houses a movie theater and is absolutely loaded with places for a quick bite to eat.

Residents don’t need to leave the city’s perimeter to find excellent dining, however, and among favored choices is the remarkable Coa restaurant located in the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve. A resplendent waterfront setting is only the beginning of being dazzled at Coa, and the creative menu of Spanish cuisine and hearty tapas never fails to impress diners. 

Things to Do

Abounding in opportunities for adventure and rejuvenation, Dorado residents never find themselves at a loss for invigorating activities. When they aren’t unwinding on the beach, partaking in watersports, or hiking the island’s inspiring topography, locals and visitors alike will want to take advantage of the luxury developments in the area — particularly the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve

For avid golfers, the golf courses at the Reserve are a must-see, and the majesty of Puerto Rico’s landscape is expertly emphasized on these challenging greens. Experience spa treatments like no other at The Ritz Carlton’s Spa Botánico, where the infusion of nature, healers, and luxury combine for unparalleled rejuvenation.

Dorado is also an excellent source for exploring the unique and the local, including browsing the goods at the El Dorado Grand Park of Ecologics and Agrotourism. Visitors will fall in love with the many local products and quaint produce stands, as well as the vast scenery of the recreational area. The Arecibo Observatory is another frequently visited site of note and functions as part of the Angel Ramos Foundation Science and Visitor Center.


Dorado is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • The TASIS School In Dorado, PK & K-12, highly rated private school with 100% of graduates going onto a 4-year university.
  • Dorado Academy, PK & K-12, highly rated private school

Overview for Dorado, PR

13,008 people live in Dorado, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $21,124. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Dorado, PR

Dorado has 4,165 households, with an average household size of 3.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dorado do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,008 people call Dorado home. The population density is 4,115.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Dorado, PR

There's plenty to do around Dorado, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ciclo Café, Dolce Cupcake, and Papo Guacaros Place.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 4.22 miles 16 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.28 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.52 miles 10 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 0.83 miles 26 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.48 miles 12 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 0.68 miles 15 reviews 4.6/5 stars


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Maria del Mar Ortiz, or Maria, has been a leader in the financial services industry of Puerto Rico. She began her career as the assistant to Treasurer at BBVA before shifting her focus to the private client side of the industry. Contact Maria today.


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