Dorado is known as "La Ciudad Ejemplar". Dorado was founded in 1842 by Jacinto López Martínez.

The town is a touristic centre with many residential resort communities and prestigious hotels. Dorado is home of the most famous hotels in the Metropolitan area, the Hyatt Dorado Beach Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Cerromar Hotel.

Dorado is located in the norther region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Toa Alta, east of Vega Alta, and west of Toa Baja.

There are many well-known "doradeños", among them: José A. Alegría.

Dorado is made up of 6 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Espinosa
  • Higuillar
  • Maguayo
  • Mameyal
  • Pueblo
  • Río Lajas

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There are 13 public schools in Dorado, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Anthem: Por fin, en las riberas...


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Did You Know?

Puerto Rico is home to one cultural site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Old San Juan.