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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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Festivals and Events

  • Feria de Accion de Gracias - November
  • Festival de la Plata - December
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Antonio de Padua - June
    Every year, Dorado celebrates a patron saint festival. The festivities include dances, food, parades and religious processions. (787) 796-1230
  • National Championship Motors - March
    4th event of the Puerto Rican National Motocross Championship; new and high level circuit, big show assured. (787) 726-3162


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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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Demographics *

38,509 (July 2013 est.)

Land Area: 23.09 sq mi

Density: 1652.9 per sq mi

Median Age: 36.4

Economics *

Per capita income (2013)
Puerto Rico: $11,068

Median household income: $28,306
Puerto Rico: $19,624

Persons below poverty line: 35.80 %

Housing, families and educational attainment *

Number of households
Housing units density: 722.7

Persons per household: 3.26

High school grad or higher: 75.9%

* U.S. Census Bureau 2010 data unless otherwise noted.

Map References

Coordinates: 18.4589° N, 66.2678° W

Zip Code: 00646

Driving Distance from San Juan: 25.1 miles

Driving Time: 43 minutes

Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has more golf courses than any other Caribbean island.