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A community with strong roots in the fishing and longshoring industry, La Puerta, like so many other proud blue-collar neighborhoods, survived unchanged for hundreds of years until it was infiltrated by hipsters who sneaked in disguised as them and started drinking in their dive bars.

La Puerta is a small area featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online and is located in southern Los SantosSan Andreas. It is home to the famous Maze Bank Arena.


It is bordered by Los Santos International Airport and Banning to the south, Vespucci to the west, Davis to the east, and Little Seoul, Strawberry, and Chamberlain Hills to the north.

La Puerta was primarily an industrial area, characterised by run-down, decrepit buildings and shops. There are several warehouses located towards the northern side of La Puerta; these warehouses serve little function anymore and are just a centre for gang activity. The southern end of La Puerta is much more crowded because of the presence of the Maze Bank Arena and the highways that lead to the city airport. There is a sizeable Armenian population in this area, and the Armenian Mob operates here.

Due to its location, drivers leaving the Los Santos International Airport vicinity will pass through La Puerta first before venturing to the rest of the city.


La Puerta is explicitly based on San Pedro, California, though it also resembles Long Beach, another port district of Los Angeles. However, the area also contains the Maze Bank Arena whose real life equivalent is located in Inglewood of South Los Angeles. In-game, La Puerta is adjacent to the separate area of Port of Los Santos, which is incorporated into San Pedro in real life.

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  • La Puerta means "The Door" in Spanish. It can also mean "Gate".
  • Rockstar Games originally planned to name this neighborhood "Los Puerta," which is incorrect Spanish. "Puerta" is singular and feminine, while the article "los" is for plural and masculine names.
    • Road signs saying "Los Puerta" can still be found in places such as Elysian Island. Also, unused police scanner audio files mentioning "Los Puerta" can be found in the game files.[1]
  • When telling the taxi driver to drive him here, Trevor will occasionally pronounce it "La Pooeta" sarcastically.
  • There is an apparent modelling error where litter is found sticking to the underside of the freeway edge at this location.

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  1. Unused police scanner audio: [[File:PoliceScanner-GTAV-Neighborhood-LosPuerta.ogg


[ ve ]Neighborhoods, districts and areas in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Los Santos County
Los Santos
DowntownPillbox Hill | Mission Row | Textile City | Legion Square
VinewoodDowntown Vinewood | East Vinewood (Mirror Park | Mirror Park Railyard | Vinewood Racetrack) | West Vinewood | Alta | Hawick
South Los SantosDavisI.C. | Strawberry | Chamberlain Hills | Rancho
Port of South Los SantosBanning | Elysian Island | Terminal
East Los SantosLa Mesa | Cypress Flats | El Burro Heights | Murrieta Heights
VespucciVespucci Beach | Vespucci Canals | Puerto Del Sol
Backlot City / Richards Majestic | Del PerroI.C. (Del Perro Beach) | La Puerta (Maze Bank Arena) | Little Seoul | Los Santos International Airport | Morningwood | Pacific Bluffs (Kortz Center) | Richman (GWC and Golfing Society) | Rockford HillsI.C. (Burton)
Vinewood Hills (Galileo Observatory | Galileo Park | Lake Vinewood | Lake Vinewood Estates | Richman Glen | Sisyphus Theater | Vinewood Bowl) | Banham Canyon | Banham Canyon Drive* | Chumash | Tongva Hills (Marlowe Vineyards) | Tongva Valley | Great Chaparral (Baytree Canyon) | Tataviam Mountains (Land Act Dam* | Land Act Reservoir) | Palomino Highlands (N.O.O.S.E)
Grand Senora DesertBolingbroke Penitentiary | Redwood Lights Track
San Chianski Mountain RangeRON Alternates Wind Farm | Palmer-Taylor Power Station
Blaine County
Grand Senora DesertSenora National Park | Thomson Scrapyard
San Chianski Mountain RangeHumane Labs and Research | Davis Quartz
Paleto Bay (North Point | Procopio Beach) | Paleto Forest | Paleto Cove | Dignity Village | Harmony | Sandy Shores | Mount Josiah (Zancudo River | Stab City) | Lago Zancudo | Fort Zancudo | North Chumash | Raton Canyon (Cassidy Creek | Calafia Bridge*) | Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness (Altruist Camp) | Cape Catfish | Alamo Sea | Grapeseed | Mount Gordo (El Gordo Lighthouse | Heart Attacks Beach) | Braddock Pass | Mount Chiliad (Galilee | Launch Facility)
North Yankton
LudendorffBobcat Security Depot | Ludendorff Church and Cemetery
Cayo Perico
Entry PointsEl Rubio's Compound
Infiltration PointsAirstrip | West Beach | Main Dock | North Dock | North Drop Zone | South Drop Zone | Drainage Tunnel
Escape PointsAirstrip | Main Dock | North Dock
Other LocationsCrop Fields | Control Tower | Lighthouse | Communications Tower | Solar Farm | Graveyard | Fishing Jetty | Campsite | Power Station | Primitive Shelter | Ritual Hut | Torture Cage
GTA V exclusive locations | GTA Online exclusive locations
* denotes roads that are also marked as neighborhoods in the HUD.
† denotes neighborhoods in which their names are not displayed on the HUD, but are mentioned on the official map.
I.C. denotes incorporated cities in the County of Los Santos.