Puerto Rico

Dorado

Attractions

Ojo del Buey or otherwise known as The Ox's Eye, is a wonderful family recreation spot. It is so named because of a huge rock formation in the shape of an Ox head. Myth has it that the infamous Puerto Rican pirate, Roberto Cofresí, buried his yet unfound treasure.

Dorado Beach, Balneario de Manuel Morales (Sardinera), Dirección: Carretera #697, final. Tel.: 787-796-2830 787-622-5229 Fax: 787-796-9031 Información: En la ciudad de Dorado. Playa magnífica.

Dorado Del Mar Golf Club was designed by Chi Chi Rodríguez back in 1998. It's signature hole, #10, is a par 5, 525 yard beauty. Stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and water on 12 of the holes make it a golf-course not to be missed.


Culture

La Casa del Rey Museum is a sobering celebration of Puerto Rico's culture and history. View and take in over 4000 years of history and see details on the many men who fought for Puerto Rico. A wonderful visit for Puerto Ricans and visitors alike.

Monumento a las Raíces, This monument commemorates the founding of the town and is a tribute to the Indian, African and Spanish heritage of Puerto Rico.

Santuario del Cristo de la Reconciliación, Inside the church is the world's largest indoor image of Jesus Christ. Parish Office is located in Dorado, near the central park, accross the stree from San Antonio de Padua church at Calle Norte 184. Office Hours are from 8:00 to 12:00 AM and 01:00 to 5:00 PM


Night Life

Antojitos del Kitrinche
Ave Costa De Oro Balneario, Dorado, Puerto Rico

Grappa
Mendez Vigo St # 247, Dorado, Puerto Rico
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Morena
Hwy 693, Dorado, Puerto Rico

Geography and Climate

The island of Puerto Rico is located in the northern Caribbean Sea, some 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) southeast of Florida. With the Dominican Republic to its west and the British Virgin Islands to its east, the commonwealth comprises the main island of Puerto Rico together with the smaller islands of Culebra and Vieques. On Puerto Rico, coastal plains and hills rise to the peaks of the Cordillera Central mountain range, which runs though the interior of the island. The island is dotted with rivers and lakes, and features a lush rain forest, El Yunque, in the northern plateau region.

Warm Caribbean currents keep Puerto Rico's climate temperate year-round. Temperatures rarely drop below 19C (66F) or rise above 32C (90F). Rain showers are frequent, with the most precipitation falling from May to December. Severe hurricanes can hit the islands between June and November.

Culebra has some of the best white sand beaches with no large hotels. Located 17 miles (27km) east of Puerto Rico's mainland it is approximately 7 by 5 miles (11 by 8 km) Its coast is marked by cliffs, sandy coral beaches and mangrove forests. These small islands are all classified as nature reserves and several nature reserves also exist on the main island. The island of Culebra can be reached through private boats, ferry, or plane. Ferry service is available from Fajardo. Ferries make several trips a day to the main island for an approximate fare of $4.50 (round trip).

Culebra also has a small airport, Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport, with domestic service to the mainland and Vieques. The airport is served by small airlines:

Vieques lies about 8 miles (13 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland, and measures about 21 miles (34 km) long by 4 miles (6 km) wide Vieques is a municipio of Puerto Rico, translated as "municipality" and in this context roughly equivalent to "township". It is in the Puerto Rican electoral district of Carolina. Local government is under the leadership of a mayor.

Vieques is served by Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport Services to the island run from San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, Ceiba Airport or Isla Grande Airport (20-30 minute flight). Flights are also available between Vieques, Saint Croix and Saint Thomas.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Puerto Rico: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Tourism Company P.O. Box 4435, Old San Juan Station 301 San Justo St. San Juan 00905 tel. 1/809/721-2400 fax 1/809/725-4417 United States: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Tourism Company 575 Fifth Ave. 23rd Floor New York, NY 10017 tel. 1/212/599-6262 fax 1/212/818-1866


Major Citi

  • Arecibo
  • Catano
  • Dorado
  • Humacao
  • La Parguera
  • Rio Grande
  • Vieques
  • Bayamon
  • Condado
  • El Yunque
  • Isabela
  • Luquillo
  • San juan
  • Carolina
  • Culebra
  • Fajardo
  • Isla Verde
  • Ponce
  • Vega Alta

Tourist Attractions

Puerto Rico is a holiday paradise. The exotic and beautiful locations, with white sandy beaches, mountains, rain forest and skyscrapers beckon tourists to explore the natural beauty of the country. A large number of tourists are attracted to Puerto Rico due the fact that visitors do not need passport to enter Puerto Rico from America every year. One should visit San Juan, which is also the capital of Puerto Rico and "La Ciudad Amurallada" (city surrounded with walls). The most visited places are Plaza San Jose, Plaza del Quinto Centenario (Memorial of 500th anniversary of Columbus discovery of the New World) fort El Morro and the Pigeon park ("Parque de las Palomas"). Read more at Buzzle

North, South, Central, East & West

Puerto Rico's atractions link

Things to see and do in Puerto Rico...

There is so much to do in Puerto Rico that we alphabetized it for you...

What awaits you is fun filled days of,

  • Adventure
  • Beaches
  • Casinos'
  • Culture
  • Dinning
  • Events
  • Exploration
  • Festivals
  • History
  • Night Life
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Spas
  • Sports
  • Tours
  • Tropical Trails
  • Water Sports

Most of the above will be covered in the ¡Qué Pasa! Digital Magazine... ¡Qué Pasa! Digital

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Activities & Adventure Helpers

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Attractions and Activities

Attractions

¡Qué Pasa! means what is happening. ¡Qué Pasa! is also Puerto Rico's Signature Magazine. We have put together several e-Magazines' of the attractions and activities available to you in Puerto Rico. These E-magazines were created on the Que Pasa magazine website in PDF format. Hope they help you with your vacation planning! If the information you are looking for is not available on this site, send us an email and we will try to provide you with it. E-mail - guest@vdcm.net.

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Transportation in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Taxi

Taxi "turistico"

White tourist taxis with "turistico" logos congregate around the cruise ports of San Juan and have fixed rates between $10 and $20 for one-way trips to that area's sites. The other cabs around town are technically metered, but you might have a struggle getting the driver to agree to turn it on. You can flag these taxis off the street, or arrange to have your hotel call one for you.

Please use Taxi stands at airports and hotels for upfront fair to your destinations. Ask for taxi and they will provide your with a form with destination price.

Getting Around by Taxi - Zones & Fairs Explained

 

Puerto Rico Walking

Walking on foot

In Old San Juan, there's no better way to explore the forts and streets than using your own two feet.

Walking will be more of a problem if you want to get to and from the resort areas; depending on the time of day, you can use the city bus.

Old San Juan Walking Trails Map

 

Puerto Rico AMA Bus Service

Bus AMA

San Juan is serviced by Autoridad Metropolitana de Autobuses, or AMA, which runs on extensive routes throughout town and to the beaches. The benefit to this bus over the público would be efficiency; rates are set and the schedules are consistent. Fares are about $.75 one-way, and you'll need exact change.

AMA buses usually run from about 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. AMA

 

Puerto Rico Public Cars

Minibus (Publicos)

The island's minibuses, known as públicos, are a hassle-free alternative to driving. They serve Puerto Rican towns like Ponce, Fajardo and San Juan, and they'll stop at must-see sights like El Yunque National Rainforest or the Parque de las Cavernas del Río Camuy. Just look out for yellow license plates sporting a "P" or "PD" before the numbers.

The downside would be that riding the público with its frequent stops can be slow, and fares aren't consistent as the driver can be flagged down at non-appointed stops

 

Puerto Rico Car Rentals

Car Rental

If you're staying in compact (and congested) San Juan then you won't need a car. Those seeking a quiet vacation along the beaches of Rincón, Vieques or Culebra might find one more of a nuisance than a necessity. You will need a car, however, if you want to branch out and explore. Before you book the rental, consider these three points.

          1. The drivers here are known for their devil-may-care maneuvering, which is probably a byproduct of the twisty, narrow roads.
          2. You'll find parking is a creative process; or in other words, it's practically non-existent and so drivers tend to "make" parking spots out of any random space along a road side.
          3. There are tolls along many highways, and they're never a welcome sign. Still interested? If so, you can rent a car at the airports or at several agencies splattered across the island.

Read our artical on how to save tips for car rentals... Articals

Puerto Rico Tren Ulbano

Metro

San Juan's Tren Urbano (Urban Train) is the first of its kind in the Caribbean. You can use it to get from city center to outlying towns like Sagrado Corazon, Santurce or Bayamón. What you can't do, however, is use it for access to top sites like El Morro, Calle del Cristo or Fort San Cristobal. The metro operates from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every day and costs $1.50 one-way.
Tren Urbano

 

Ferry

Ferries are available from Old San Juan or Fajardo to the tiny islands of Culebra and Vieques. One-way tickets range from $1 to $2.25, depending on age and route. Boats leave for Vieques on Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 8 pm, but you can visit Culebra every day; boats leave anywhere from 4 am to 7 pm with variant schedules on certain days. To be sure you make your boat, double check the website for details on the stop and start times of Culebra ferries. 

Puerto Rico Ferries