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Benicio Del Toro

Oscar-winning actor for “Traffic,” co-star of the 2012 film “Savages”; San Juan native

Salsa Sanctuary // Viera Discos. Salsa musicians love to hang out at this great record and CD store. Sometimes they’ll give live performances right in the shop. The store is known as the “cathedral of Latin music” because it’s in an old church. 909 Avenida Manuel Fernández Juncos, Miramar, 787-725-1105

Literary Lion // Libreria La Tertulia. There aren’t many bookstores in San Juan anymore. This one has lasted over 40 years. They have a great selection of Spanish-language books focused on the humanities, literature and social sciences. 1002 Avenida Ponce de León, Río Piedras, tertulia.com

Art and Eats // Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. I love spending the day looking at the collection of Puerto Rican and Latin American artists. And there’s a great restaurant, Laurel Kitchen: Art Bar, run by Mario Pagán—one of Puerto Rico’s leading chefs. 299 Avenida De Diego, Santurce, mapr.org

Surf Style // Tres Palmas. Conveniently located one block from the beach, this is the place to pick up swim trunks, bikinis, sunglasses, surfboards and any other kind of watersports equipment. 1911 Avenida McLeary, Ocean Park, trespalmaspr.com

Juke Joint // El Batey. For drinks, I like places that come with music. This dive is full of character and has a classic rock ‘n’ roll jukebox. The walls are covered in graffiti, there is a pool table and it’s right in the middle of the Old City. 101 Calle del Cristo, Old San Juan 787-723-7657

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