Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cozy Comfortable Fun - Dom Pepe

While the mood strikes you in the Mayaguez area of Puerto Rico, you might find it necessary to hit one of the local night spots in order to cut loose and get your groove on. When it is a friendly, lively atmosphere that you crave, then there is none other that a little place at 56 Calle Mendez Vigo called Dom Pepe.

A favorite hangout of both locals and tourists alike, Dom Pepe is one of those places that will quickly make you feel as though you are at home. Comfortable, cozy and always clean, this is the smartest stop to make when you want to have a couple of cold beers with friends. During your visit, your are sure to get great enjoyment from being able to take in the amazing atmosphere, which is generally filled with the sounds of piano music or songs from local musicians. Depending on the evening that you stop by, there may even be a series of local bands that will be hitting the stage to play for a bit.

Casual attire is acceptable and reservations are never necessary at this wonderful little corner of Mayaguez. Located close to Puerto Rico University, you are sure to even see a decent number of young people at Dom Pepe that you can mingle with. Open Monday through Saturday from 6:00pm until closing time, this is the place to go to unwind for a while. Call ahead at (787) 834-4941 if you happen to have any questions about the current bands that are listed to play.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Explore Beautiful Caja de Muertos - Coffin Island

Soaking up some of the amazing landscape will probably be on the top of your to do list when you are out and about on your vacation in Puerto Rico. If you are looking for a stunning bit of landscape that is not to be missed, then you should think about making plans to visit Caja de Muertos, which can be translated to Coffin Island.

Coffin Island is a lush, remote island in Puerto Rico that you can only get to by ferry. As a matter of fact, Island Adventures Ferry is the company that you will need to contact is you would like to visit here. Simply put in a phone call to them at (787) 842-8546 in order to secure your required reservation and you will be ready for a memorable adventure. Ferries run back and forth to Coffin Island for a fee of approximately $30 per person on Saturdays and Sundays all year long from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

While you are enjoying your visit at Coffin Island, you will be able to experience everything from soaking up the sun privately on the beach to snorkeling in the crystal waters surrounding the island. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, there is even an abandoned 19th century lighthouse that you can hike to for incredible picture taking opportunities. With no permanent inhabitants, this pristine island is one of the more special areas of Puerto Rico that you will be very pleased about visiting and taking in.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bacardi Rum Distillery- Even Non-Drinkers Will Find This Stop Appealing!

Even if you are not a drinker by nature, you are sure to get great enjoyment out of visiting the Bacardi Rum Distillery while in Puerto Rico. A famous brand of rum and known as the absolute largest rum distillery in the world, this is the place to be if you want to have a memorable visit in the area.

To get yourself started on your Bacardi adventure, you should know that this rum distillery is located right in the Catano area on Route 165. Once you arrive at the Cathedral of Rum, you and your entire party will be able to embark on your very own guided tour of the whole facility, which generally takes approximately 45 minutes from start to finish. During your tour, you and your party will be able to learn all about the various stages of production and exactly what goes into the making of over one hundred thousand gallons of their award winning rum each and every day.

Before you leave the Bacardi Rum Distillery, do not forget to stop by the gift shop on the premises. Here, you will find plenty of exotic and rare rum drinks as well as plenty of souvenirs that you can take back home with you. The hours of operation are from 8:30am until 5:30pm Monday through Saturday and from 10:00am until 5:00pm on Sunday. If you happen to have any questions or if you would like further information, then you may call ahead at (787) 788-8400.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Visit Intriguing Aguaviva

Taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the San Juan region of Puerto Rico will more than likely include a stop at a couple of different restaurants. After all, if you are going to try and experience all that this area has to offer, then you simply must try some of the local eats. When it comes to delicious seafood and unforgettable local fare, then Aguaviva is the place that you need to visit.

Located right on 364 Calle La Fortaleza, Aguaviva is a magnificent restaurant with some of the coolest, modern d残or that you could ever imagine. With a name that means jellyfish, this stop along your way in Puerto Rico will find you sipping on cocktails and noshing on all sorts of delectable foods. Patrons always take great joy in the menu, which is usually filled with amazing items such as ceviche, paella, shrimp salsa, seafood enchiladas, oysters, lobster mashed potatoes and so on.

Ask your server if they can recommend a wonderful bottle of wine to go along with your meal or simply order up a local favorite with one of the cocktails. No matter what, you are going to have a mouthwatering selection to choose from on both the beverage and meal menus. Tie this in with the decor and you may almost feel as though you are at a five star resort without the hassle of all of the tourists and the high prices. Whether you stop by to enjoy the ambiance or if you have a love for food, this will be one stop in Puerto Rico that will leave you satisfied in many ways.

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