8 days in Dorado & Guanica Itinerary

8 days in Dorado & Guanica Itinerary

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8 days in Dorado & Guanica Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Dorado
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Guanica
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Dorado

Dorado ©
Dorado is a town and municipality in the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), 15mi west of San Juan and is located in the northern region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Toa Alta, east of Vega Alta, and west of Toa Baja. On the 13th (Sat), kick back and relax at Dorado Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and then sample the fine beverages at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita, examine the collection at Coffee Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dorado holiday planner .

New York City, USA to Dorado is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dorado is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Dorado at 87°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Guanica.

Things to do in Dorado

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park, Museo del Cafe, Scuba & Snorkeling, Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, Playa Mar Chiquita
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Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico ©
Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Dorado Beach ©
Dorado Beach

3
nights
Guanica

Guanica ©
Guánica is a town and municipality in southern Puerto Rico (U.S.), bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of Sabana Grande, east of Lajas, and west of Yauco. Do some cultural sightseeing at Los Morrillos Light and Porta del Sol - West. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande and Church of Porta Coeli. Change things up with these side-trips from Guanica: Playa Sucia (in Cabo Rojo) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Utuado). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Guanica Dry Forest, step off the mainland to explore Gilligan's Island, make a trip to La Escalinata, and wander the streets of San German.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Guanica holiday builder app .

Getting from Dorado to Guanica by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Dorado in April, expect nights in Guanica to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guanica

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cabo Rojo, Gilligan's Island, Church of Porta Coeli, La Escalinata, Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande
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Guanica Dry Forest ©
Guanica Dry Forest
Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia
Horseback Riding Tours