Dorado

(do-RAH-do)

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.


Land Area: 60 sq km (23.0 sq mi)
Water Area: 30.50 sq km
Population: 34,017
Density: 568.8 per sq km (1,479.0 per sq mi)
Housing Units: 13,067
Housing Density: 560.1
Per Capita Income: $8,765
Source: 2000 Census
Hymn: Por fin, en las riberas...
Wards: Espinosa, Higuillar, Maguayo, Mameyal, Pueblo and Río Lajas.
Driving Distance: 25.1 miles *
Driving Time: 43 minutes *

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* The distance was calculated from San Juan.

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Did You Know?

Dr. Dolores Piñero, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was the first Puerto Rican woman doctor to serve in the Army under contract.