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Santurce, San Juan

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Santurce is one of the districts of San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States. It is also the biggest and most populated of all the districts in the capital. With a total population of 94,067, Santurce has a bigger population than most of the municipalities of Puerto Rico. As a result, it is also one of the most densely populated areas of the island .SummarySanturce is one of the top ten most-populated areas of the island. It includes the neighborhoods of Miramar, Loíza, Isla Grande, Barrio Obrero, and Condado, which are cultural hot spots for art, music, cuisine, fashion, hotels, technology, multimedia, film, textile and startups.The 2000 U.S. Census recorded a total population of 94,067 people living in an area of 5.24sqmi. It is the most populous borough (barrio) in Puerto Rico and one of the most densely populated areas of San Juan, at 17, 951.7 residents per square mile (6,931.2/km²).GeographyGeographically speaking, Santurce is a peninsula that is attached to the mainland in the east, where it borders with the Isla Verde district of Carolina. It is 7.6 km long from west to east, and up to 3.0 km wide in the eastern part. The peninsula is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the north, with more than five km of beaches from the Condado peninsula in the west, to a point 600 m east of "Punta Las Marías", where it borders on the Isla Verde area, and "Laguna San José" and its northern embayment, "Laguna Los Corozos" to the east.
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  • Santurce has a city planning. Its sidewalks are spacious, and access and avenues to get are comfortable. It has destroyed areas, but in its streets you can still feel the echo of a majestic era. The Arts District, which begins near the Museum of modern art, has restaurants, cafes, banks, libraries, churches, Barber shops, bars and theatres. Santurce is recovering from years of neglect, frequenting it will help his recovery.
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  • This is a district located right outside old San Juan. Here you will find tons of restaurants and nightlife. Make sure to go to La Placita de Santurce.  more »
  • great day trip to just walk around and take in all the great art around the neighborhood. Also the locals are super friendly but recommend to do this during the day but also a must see location. Santu...  more »

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If you're looking for colonial-era lodgings, explore the streets of the old town area, where many grand buildings house guesthouses and hotels. The neighborhoods of Condado, Ocean Park, and Isla Verde contain the majority of beach resorts, with some glamorous and upscale options sitting alongside more laid-back and family-friendly ones. Rental bungalows just back from the beach, as well as side-street hostels, provide the city's budget-friendly places to stay.
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