FUN IN THE SUN, EVERY DAY
Dorado Beach is a mecca of water sports and activities, for all ages and skill levels. From water park thrills to the soothing lapping of ocean waves on your paddle board, the adventure in the sun never ends. Relaxing time, play time, nature time and even time for learning a new water sport – it's all life time at Dorado Beach.
Endless Water Sports
Located on the natural playground of East Beach, Goodwinds Water Sports has one of the most extensive water sports programs for kids and adults in the Caribbean, offering a wide array of short courses and experiences, as well as instructional programs for those who wish to learn sailing, kitesurfing or windsurfing. The lesson program and instructor trainings have been designed by Olympic Windsurfer and Co-Owner of Goodwinds, Karla Barrera and husband Phil Morstad, who is Goodwinds's Head Instructor with years of teaching and competitive experience.
The East Beach facilities are also the ultimate launching point for all sorts of ocean excursions with well-trained naturalists and guides. Explore the reefs and waters of Sardinera Bay — on your own or with our instructors and guides — using our equipment to snorkel, sail, kayak, paddleboard, surf or kiteboard.
Goodwinds counts with state of the art facilities, equipment and some of the highest regarded instructors of the industry. Additionally, Dorado Beach is blessed with one of the best kitesurfing destinations in the world with warm waters, consistent winds year round and options such as the inner bay with flat water and the outer reef with world class waves. Goodwinds offers lessons for total beginners to advanced riders; from the basics of kite flying, to more challenging techniques such as wave riding and foil boarding. Enjoy a lesson program that demonstrates the abilities and technical knowledge that a kitesurfer should have to safely and effectively enjoy the sport
Sailing and Windsurfing Program
Sailing can bring you relaxing days on the water, adventurous family fun or challenging competition. Goodwinds has several options for those looking to sail, from a simple 1 hour sailing ride with an instructor, to a full length 12 hour U.S. Sailing Course, where students become U.S. Sailing Certified. Also, the Windsurfing Beginner's Course is the ideal starting point for complete novices in windsurfing with perfect learning equipment for adults and kids as young as 7 years old. These courses have been created following many years of experience, by Goodwinds' owner and Watersports Manager Karla Barrera, who represented Puerto Rico in the sport of windsurfing in the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
There are great opportunities for beginners to learn how to surf on our sandy beach break while using the soft-top surfboards provided during lessons, which are great for adults and kids as young as 4 years old. For intermediate to advanced surfers, Dorado is blessed with world class surf breaks on the outer reef, only accessible by ski or boat that can provide head high to overhead conditions early in the mornings during surf season.
Watermill Aquatic Adventure Park
Enter The Watermill and immerse yourself in the adventures of a $12 million aquatic playground fashioned after a traditional Puerto Rican sugar mill that includes:
- Two thrilling 30-foot water slides
- Lazy river channel with wave machine
- Multiple pools for adults, kids and toddlers
- Refreshments served to your lounge chair from The Watermill Grill
- Nighttime events, complete with choreographed fountains, theatrical lighting and live music
Whether you're enjoying a family day, a birthday celebration with friends or a dramatic event, this interactive, aquatic wonderland is an unforgettable way to spend your afternoons and evenings at Dorado Beach.
Ambassadors of the Environment Program
Experience the hands-on eco-adventures program introducing travelers to Puerto Rico's extraordinary natural wonders and culture with the Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment program. The Ambassadors program provides innovative, hands-on eco-adventures for explorers of all ages, using the eco-friendly Dorado Beach resort as a classroom to learn how to protect fragile coastal environments.
About Jean-Michel Cousteau
Explorer. Environmentalist. Educator. Film Producer. For more than four decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet. The son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel founded Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on this pioneering work.
He has produced over 80 films, received an Emmy, the Peabody Award, the Sept d'Or, and the Cable Ace Award. In 1989, he became a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Reaching millions of people globally through Ocean Futures Society, Jean-Michel continues to produce environmentally oriented adventure programs and television specials, public service announcements, multi-media programs for schools, web-based marine content, books and the public.
Livingston Park is a family fun park located on the historic airstrip used decades ago by Clara Livingston. The park is naturally aviation-themed and is designed for a relaxing and fun family gatherings. Amenities include a custom water park with bridges, slides and water features, as well as kid-powered ferries. The park also includes a playground with climb-on airplanes, basketball court, barbecue space and runway-themed covered plaza surrounded by lush gardens.