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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."
GTA V digital manual

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.

Description

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.

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.

Influence

La Puerta is mostly based on Long Beach and San Pedro, California, neighbourhoods in the 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.

Roads and Streets

Places of interest

Businesses

Gallery

Trivia

  • 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.

References

  1. Unused police scanner audio:


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