DORADO BEACH, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE

100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado, Puerto Rico 00646 U.S.A.   •  
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Youth Activities (Ages 9-16)



Explore our exciting eco-adventures designed for kids between the ages of 9 – 16. Through exploration and active study, each unique program strives to foster a greater understanding of local habitats and their connection to the larger global system.

  • Creatures of the Night
    We experience the heightened sensory awareness that comes from being outdoors at night, including sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell and intuition. We watch and learn how other species far surpass our limited abilities to function in the dark and become entranced by this other-world of mystery and beauty. [Terrestrial]


  • Be An Archaeologist For A Day
    Learn and experience what it is like to be an archaeologist. After using discussions and games to explain what archaeology is, what methods archaeologists use, and who the Taíno were, guests will engage in a simulated “dig” and visit the Taíno museum on property. [Cultural]


  • Taino Arts and Crafts
    With a focus on the art, music, dance, and belief system of the Taíno, guests will complete a series of arts and craft projects that imitate Taíno crafts. We’ll learn about the Taíno lifestyle and interaction with their natural environment. We close with a reflection on how a spiritual connection to nature results in respect for it and ultimately good stewardship.[Cultural]


  • Pictures in the Sky
    Discovering the constellations in the night sky instantly connects us with the history of our species, through the myths and legends that have been constructed around them. A closer look through our telescope at these glowing balls of gas helps us understand what stars really are.[Terrestrial]


  • Taino Way of Life
    Explore the way of life of the Taíno through a scavenger hunt, Taíno cooking, gardening and storytelling. We’ll understand how the Taíno lifestyle was sustainable, and learn from these indigenous peoples about how to manage our natural resources.[Cultural]


  • Lights, Camera, Take Action
    Share your own ideas on being an Ambassador through a video production as we research, write, direct and star in our own public service announcements. At the end you will have a DVD of your own to share your message with your friends and family back home. [Environmental Responsibility]


  • Gardening Gurus
    Come dig in and explore everything plants have to offer. Join us as we plant seeds in the organic garden or native vegetation plot, harvest herbs, fruits and veggies for a snack or for organic cooking, and understand what compost is! We learn about the plants the Taíno farmed and used for medicine.[Environmental Responsibility]


  • Kitchen-EcoChefs
    Explore our Chef’s Garden. Learn about organic practices and discover vegetables, herbs and fruits. Create tasty snacks using our solar ovens while learning about how food affects our health and our world. [Environmental Responsibility]


  • EcoArt
    Guests will use recycled materials, or things that would have otherwise been thrown away, for art projects. We’ll learn how nature recycles and reuses everything, understanding lessons we can take away from nature. [Environmental Responsibility]

Guests 4-16 can join us daily for lunch and dinner. Meals can be pre-selected upon program check-in and will be billed to the guest. $30 USD will be charged per meal per child for supervision.

Extended hours of supervision are available at a charge of $30 USD per hour (or part thereof) per person.