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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #55 of 103 attractions in San Juan
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: This San Juan neighborhood is just southeast of the old city.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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173 reviews 173 reviews
67 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
60 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went to the Placita de Santurce on a Friday night, and it was an amazing experience! This is where the locals go for some good basic food (alcapurrias in a chinchorro, yum!), for music and dancing. It is best to go with a group, as it adds more to the experience,but it would be fine for couples as well.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

drugs drugs drugs every where.is a really dangerous place for a turist. and a family.i live in Puerto Rico and i now what i say!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Some parts dirty, some parts lavish, but the center of many circles, this is where art, music & culture collide.

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