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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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

Reviewed 10 December 2014
Pedro T
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Chicago, Illinois
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367 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank luna6373
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

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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276 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 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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7 Thank Pedro T
Miami
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 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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3 Thank MiamiTravelMom2010
Adelaide
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145 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 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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80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 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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Thank baldr1c
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 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 Thank tomd63
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 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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245 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 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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3 Thank WaiPRUSA
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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410 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 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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Thank Maritza G

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