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|
|Density:||568.8 per sq km (1,479.0 per sq mi)|
|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 *|
Quick Links* The distance was calculated from San Juan.
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