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Get to know Santurce

For artists, hipsters, and those who love them, Santurce has emerged as the capital of cool in San Juan. Santurce began its renaissance in the early 2000s, when artists and restaurateurs began to flock to the area. Santurce es Ley (Santurce is Law) and Los Muros Hablan (The Walls Speak) are two annual art festivals that have transformed the look of the barrio, drawing international street artists to paint murals everywhere, turning the neighborhood into a walkable museum. For dining, there’s Lote 23, an open-air food court with food trucks serving mofongo, pizza, arepas, cocktails, and burgers, or stop by one of Santurce’s award-winning restaurants serving the latest food trends. The neighborhood’s heart is La Placita de Santurce, a century-old market square. By day, it’s a fruit-and-vegetable market and at night, it becomes a neighborhood dance party with live music and a mix of nighttime-only restaurants, bars, and food stalls.

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Living in San Juan

The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, is the island’s biggest and most populous city. It’s a place where the past, the present, and the future sit side by side, and where 500-year-old forts are just blocks away from a brand-new, high-tech plaza. This is a city that loves joy—San Juan residents are known for their welcoming spirit and readiness to celebrate life. Whether San Juan is hosting an impromptu dance party or one of the city’s famous festivals, there’s always a sense of fun in the air. Thanks to its location on the coast, San Juan has a laid-back, beach town vibe that manages to co-exist with the city’s status as an urban capital. In some ways, San Juan resembles other major American metropolises, with a downtown financial district, trendy hipster neighborhoods, comfortable suburbs, and tourist hotspots. But it’s San Juan’s mix of beaches, multiple cultures, and Boricua pride that make the city unique.