An Insider Look at San Juan (Part 2)

Though it remains mostly residential and also restrained, Miramar has the good fortune to exist between Santurce (the home of the fine art gallery) and Isla Grande (where a convention center is being created), providing it ripe for transformation. The activity has actually started with such restaurants as the nuevo latino Chayote and Augusto’s Cuisine, which offers traditional European meals. Amongst Miramar’s most recent citizens is New york city– experienced developer Luis Antonio, that outfits J. Lo in slinky silk-and-jersey outfits and recently opened up a shop right here. Two blocks away, Tepe a Tepe availables salads, sandwiches, and exotic juices in a century-old house.

Simplify Latino Deco is a homegrown, lower-key variation on Miami Beach’s famous Fine art Deco style– a vivid building feedback to Caribbean culture and environment. The Miami Structure, a 1939 apartment building in Condado, has jalousied home windows under rounded overhangs as well as a main yard. The nautical motifs of the 1942 Normandie Resort stimulates its sea liner name. The 1939 Banco Popular in Old San Juan has a stained-glass façade inlaid with Spanish coins and the Puerto Rican coat of arms; inside, there’s a double-height entrance hall with gold-leaf ceiling.

ES_outpool001_23_712x342_FitToBoxSmallDimension_CenterWhere to Stay:  Blue-lit areas as well as waterfalls on every flooring mark the Water Club as the city’s first high-style resort. The oceanfront Caribe Hilton, a freshly brought back to fifties landmark, has a health spa, open-air entrance hall, and state-of-the-art areas. The 17th-century setting and posh colonial furnishings of the Hotel El Convento are the embodiment of Old San Juan. In leafy Ocean Park, the Número Uno guesthouse has delicious Puerto Rican food– as well as the beach is steps from your area.

Hopefully this inside view of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will help you plan your next getaway!