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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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Trinidad
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171 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Back in 1991 I travelled there to do some Shopping. The area is quite convenient for the Locals but it does not have an array as the Plazas.

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Chicago, Illinois
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283 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 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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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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200 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 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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