Parada 15 – Calle Hoare
As you leave the historic houses of Miramar and head east on Ave Ponce de León, stop 15 is an area in transition. Once the start of the commercial strip that was home to many of the large department stores and several major theaters, the area now has a split personality.
From Ave. Ponce de León to the lagoon, you’ll see stunning high-rise condos with spectacular views of the Condado Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean.
If you head away from the Lagoon, you’ll see a fairly unchanged neighborhood with several grand old buildings and many small homes and businesses in a typical working-class neighborhood untouched by redevelopment.
Although most businesses have closed pending redevelopment, there is still a very popular Marshalls, several very popular local restaurants and great views of the lagoon that make a visit worthwhile after you explore our cultural attactractions.
How to get to Stop 15:
- Condado – There is no direct bus service to stop 15 which is directly across the lagoon from the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. You can walk to Stop 18 or Stop 12 and then walk or take the bus (see these stops for directions). 30 minutes.
- Isla Verde – Take the T5 bus in the direction of Old San Juan. When you pass the Metro Theater, look for the big Marshalls on the left. The next bus stop is close to Victory Garden Building and Conservatory of Music. 25-30 minutes.
- Old San Juan – Take the M3 Metrobus or the T5 and get off opposite the Conservatory of Music. 10-12 minutes.