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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description: This San Juan neighborhood is just southeast of the old city.

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A piece of Broadway in the Caribbean

It has been at a slow pace, but the vision of many architects, government leaders, and planners of revitalizing Santurce is coming to pass. After years of identifying abandoned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
Pedro T
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
102 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Love this area of pr if you want a taste of pr the real deal what pr is all about then this is the area to be in the pictures dont do it justice but see for yourself

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited smaller El Sabor de Reina, excellene in filled avocado with shrimps, and larger restaurants in the area. Ranging from local Puerto Rican-Dominican cuisine to upscale Tropical-international. Among those more pretencious-expensive outlets like Santaella. At Santaella we had a chicken liver over toasted breads for Some $12.00 plus some fine Albariño selection. Bartender was friendly, more than helpful, colloquial, and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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128 reviews 128 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It has been at a slow pace, but the vision of many architects, government leaders, and planners of revitalizing Santurce is coming to pass. After years of identifying abandoned buildings and re-zoning vacant properties in order to bring new life through modern apartment buildings, shops, and fine restaurants, people are coming back to San Juan's original downtown. Fine arts theaters,... More 

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Miami
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

This is where the locals go. Mainly the crowds over 30, go there for Happy hour. The area is not glamorous, but once you get to the center you will have a good time. Parking may be challenging.

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Adelaide
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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

La Placita Santurce, markets by day and on some nights, i think Thursdays and weekends it turns in to a lively night spot for all the locals to hang out and listen to amazing live music on the street and dance the night away. Definitely a true and amazing cultural experience that you will never forget. I hope this review... More 

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san juan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

the picture don't make justice to Santurce either , you should take a picture of Ponce de Leon ave because it crosses the Santurce section of San Juan from one side to the other(picture from Ponce de leon & de diego ave) or from Ponce de Leon & calle del Parque

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went there when the market was open and had dinner along the street. Happy hour was like watching a fashion show. Everybody came there after work to enjoy happy hour and we enjoyed it with them.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful place! Clear water, nice sand, and a whole lot to do. We went parasailing, on a banana boat, and jet skiiing there. They were all great, a bit expenisve but expected and still great. The staff aren't the friendliest but the fun is worth it. The banana boat was a lot of fun along with the parasailing. Jet skiing... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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199 reviews 199 reviews
72 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I am really sorry to say this, but Santurce is just a shadow of what is used to be. This is a large area with a blending of busnisses, residential facilities (condos & houses), educational institutions, and recreational facilities. The one thing that stills stands out is "La Placita". You can find bars, restaurants, and a farmers market with a... More 

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sju
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174 reviews 174 reviews
72 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Even though tere are many places,offices and shops closed; the city have been rebuilding a lot of the old facilities and many new restaurants are been open.

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