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Something unusual is happening in La Perla, a poor barrio clinging to a steep hillside between Old San Juan and the sea where the video for the pop hit "Despacito" was filmed.Outsiders were afraid to venture in before, but since Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's mega-hit, tourists from all over the world are descending on the narrow streets that wind among La Perla's brightly colored houses. And the barrio's residents obligingly point out the locations where the video was filmed: the rocks facing the sea where Fonsi sings the refrain, the sea wall where ex-Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera strolls, the little plaza where men play dominoes – the tables and chairs just as they were in the video.A Swedish woman took pictures of herself in front of Luis' rocks and a Moroccan tourist ambled along "Despacito coast" – as the area around the sea wall has come to be known in tourist brochures.The little houses that make up La Perla are clustered on the other side of the wall, where the sea crashes against the rocks.Puerto Rico hosted 1.7 million tourists in 2015, 6 percent of its total GDP, according to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.
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