Hotels in Dorado, Puerto Rico - your base to discover the city.
Dorado HotelsLeave all of your stresses at home, and jet off to the Caribbean paradise of Puerto Rico's Dorado. While the town's decadent hotels offer jaw dropping luxury, it’s simple pleasures - like watching aquamarine ocean waves rolling up against white boomerangs of sand, which make Dorado such an invigorating place to escape it all. While golfers are especially at home here, thanks to the countless verdant green courses that flirt with the island's coastline, anyone who enjoys lying on a beach - with a cold piña colada in hand - will fall head over heels in love with Dorado.Things to seeFeel soft grains slipping through your fingers, as you lift handfuls of pure golden sand from Dorado Beach, and shelter from the sun in the shade of a leaning palm tree. Paddle into the warm waves, to watch as rainbow-colored fish swirl around your feet, or lay out your towel and wait for sunset – when you'll see the sinking sun tinting the waves amber. The gleaming sand, shallow Caribbean water, and swaying trunks of palm trees transform into hazards that need to be avoided at all costs, when you're playing one of Dorado's spectacular golf courses. Play either of the 2 Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed courses - at Dorado Beach Resort and Golf Club – and let the gentle rustle of the sea calm your nerves, helping you to sink those crucial putts. For something a little more high-octane, scream as you zoom through thick jungle canopy, above a raging river, while riding the island's scenic zip-line. The La Plata Zip-Line also lets you find your inner ape – as you swing on rope ladders, and climb thick tree trunks – while conquering its aerial assault course. Hotels in DoradoLeap out of bed in the morning, and slide open the wall of your beautiful beach hut, to bring the ocean views inside. Unimaginably elegant hotels are waiting for you in Dorado, where you can feel highly skilled fingers massaging your muscles, and dip into your choice of a handful of stunning outdoor pools. While you'll want to spend as much time as possible lounging on your hotel's private beach, a movie-theater sized television, a gorgeous egg-shaped bath, and a personal plunge pool will all be waiting for you in your luxury room. Less extravagant – but much cheaper - Dorado hotels are also available, which will give you great beach access, WiFi, and free local calls. Where to stayUnsurprisingly, Dorado's hotels cluster close to the coast. Make sure you head into downtown Dorado at some point, so you can enjoy an authentic dining experience, visiting restaurants where Puerto Rican foods - like fried smoked rabbit, and succulent paella mixed with mussels, juicy shrimp, and chicken – are all on the menu. You could also look for a hotel in the capital San Juan - where the dramatic coastline is dotted with Spanish colonial architecture. The stern walls of the huge Castillo San Felipe del Morro fort are beautifully preserved, and climbing to the top lets you enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, in the company of huge, bearded iguanas.How to get to DoradoLuis Muñoz Marín International Airport is one of the biggest Caribbean airports, and it's just 25 miles away from Dorado. Taxis are available, but hiring a car from the terminal is likely to be your best bet. Having a car at your disposal will also free you to explore further afield – and see sights like the tangled vines, and plummeting waterfalls, of the El Yunque rainforest.