Guide to Miramar
Sitting across from Condado, Miramar is an affluent neighborhood in the city of San Juan. It is relatively quiet, close to everything, and distinguished by its many Spanish-style homes.
Miramar is one of forty subbarrios of Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is a trendy and affluent neighborhood across the lagoon from Condado, centered on two marinas and a gentrified harbor district. It is centrally located, only about 10-15 minutes away from the San Juan International Airport and around 5 minutes from the beaches of Condado and Ocean Park.
It also appeals to foodies with its many eateries and lounge bars and is the perfect place to stroll around the striking architectural landmarks and large historic homes. At the heart of Miramar is an architectural wonder, Casa Grande, which is now home to Piloto 151‘s fifth coworking space.
Keep reading below to get some ideas on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in the neighborhood of Miramar.
What To Do
😎 MADMi (Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar): a museum of art and design located at The Pink House, at Calle Cuevillas 607. Its mission is “to inspire through art and design, with a strong belief that invention, innovation, and creativity are the driving force behind social well-being.”
😎 Club Náutico de San Juan: a marina that offers adult and kids sailing lessons and banquet services. It is also where the International Billfish Tournament takes place.
😎 Condado Lagoon (Laguna de Condado): a lagoon that flows between the Condado and Miramar neighborhoods of Santurce, a barrio of San Juan. You can go kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling in the lagoon. Do not be surprised if you spot a couple of manatees while visiting.
Where To Dine
🍲 Casita Miramar: a homey restaurant in a colonial “casona” known for its traditional “comida criolla” with fun twists to Puerto Rican classics. The menu changes often and features local fruits, vegetables, and seasonal fish.
🍲 Lucia Patisserie: a bakery loved by locals that serves sweet and savory gourmet pastries.
🍲 Miramar Food Truck Park: a food-truck park in the heart of Miramar, where seating is at communal picnic tables. Though the roster of vehicles changes, regulars include Lena eh, Yummy Dumplings, and Pa’l Pita. One truck sells beer and mixed drinks.
🍲 Hazel Bar: a breakfast and brunch restaurant that offers a variety of dishes, coffee, pastries, and desserts.
🍲 La Hacienda: an upscale neighborhood grocery store. They offer fresh ingredients and have a deli counter serving sandwiches, marinated meats, salads, and daily lunches. This location also has a Hacienda San Pedro if you need a coffee break.
🍲 La Unidad: a speakeasy and cocktail bar serving elevated bar Food since 2015. This hidden speakeasy is a lovely spot for a cocktail, and the backroom has a cigar lounge. There’s no sign, so look for the three red rings on the door.
🍲 Comedor: a casual eating spot from local restaurateur Hugo Perez. It offers plates made with local, seasonal ingredients and warm hospitality. It is influenced by local cuisine with fresh and unexpected flavors.
🍲 Gustos Café: It serves its signature Gustos coffee, grown in Yauco. This cafe also offers delicious sandwiches and pastries to pair with your coffee.
🍲 Rosa & Elena: a great breakfast/brunch spot with delicious coffee and Instagrammable dishes.
🍲 Ariel Restaurant: a fine dining restaurant where you can enjoy carefully crafted international food. Located in the Courtyard by Marriott in Miramar.
🍲 Los Pinos: a 24/7 eatery that serves authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. Perfect for when that craving hits after a late night out.
Where To Stay
🛌 Hyatt Place San Juan and Hyatt House San Juan: Both hotels are 5 minutes from the bustling Distrito T-Mobile, near Old San Juan and Condado, and just 6 miles from the San Juan International Airport.
🛌 Hotel Miramar: A charming boutique hotel just a short walk from the Puerto Rico Convention Center and the San Juan Marina.
🤩 Old San Juan: a tourist destination with historic attractions, museums, and excellent dining options.
🤩 Condado: San Juan’s most luxurious district with everything within walking distance, including stunning beaches, elegant hotels, restaurants, boutiques, and more.
🤩 La Plaza del Mercado de Santurce (aka La Placita): Farmer’s market and nighttime hot spot.
🤩 Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré: a multi-use performance venue in Santurce.
🤩 Puerto Rico Convention Center District: the largest and most technologically advanced meeting venue in the area. It is also equipped with hotels, restaurants, and more. A few steps from the Convention Center, you can find the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino and many dining options, including Texas de Brazil steakhouse and Metropol, an eatery specializing in traditional Cuban and Puerto Rican food.
🤩 Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino: located at the Puerto Rico Convention Center and steps away from Distrito T-Mobile. The property offers a rooftop infinity pool, diverse on-site dining options, a casino, and many other features, making this hotel the premier place to stay.
🤩 Distrito T-Mobile: Puerto Rico’s new entertainment hub located adjacent to the Puerto Rico Convention Center. You can grab a bite to eat, shop, watch a movie, and enjoy a show at one of the live music venues.
🤩 Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art (aka MAC) is a contemporary art museum in Santurce.
Puerto Rico comprises 6 regions on the main island with 78 municipalities, including the smaller islands of Vieques and Culebra. Each area has its unique characteristics and neighborhoods. Visit our Guide to Puerto Rico’s Neighborhoods to learn more!
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