Bacardi Rum Plant

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Beloved around the world as one of the top rum producers, Bacardi has its home in Puerto Rico, and its distillery, Casa Bacardi, is popular amongst tourists for offering tours that end with free samples. Check out the "Cathedral of Rum," which is the largest rum distillery in the world, and learn exactly how the beverage is made.

Exhibits

A free trolley ride around Casa Bacardi teaches you everything you need to know about rum making. The tours are offered every 20 minutes, alternating in English and Spanish, and lasts for one hour, educating guests about the history of rum making.

The tour starts with a history of sugar cane in the Caribbean and the origins of rum making, leading up to a discussion of the Bacardi family which includes a shore film about their lives. Then, you are whisked off to the "factory" where you learn about how rum was made and stored when Bacardi first began processing rum. Next you move on to a collection of Bacardi family memorabilia, then the "bar" where a master mixer talks about the many uses of rum. Finally, you end up in the media section which features a collection of old advertisements. At the end of the tour you are taken to the gift shop to receive your free samples and make some purchases of your own.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Catano if you plan on visiting Bacardi Rum Plant, since visitors to this part of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy access to this museum for the duration of their trip. With an impressive variety of places to stay surrounding Bacardi Rum Plant, folks visiting the region can afford to be picky when choosing a room.

Hotels near Bacardi Rum Plant
Hotel Type Distance Direction
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 1.4 mi. (0.2 km) ENE
Villa Herencia B & B 1.4 mi. (0.2 km) ENE
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --
Hotel El Convento Hotel 1.5 mi. (0.2 km) ENE
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 1.5 mi. (0.1 km) ENE
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 1.6 mi. (0.2 km) ENE
The Gallery Inn Hotel 1.7 mi. (0.3 km) ENE

Location and What's Nearby

Those who choose to visit Bacardi Rum Plant will be able to find at least a couple recreational opportunities like playing a few holes of golf and heading to the beach within traveling distance. Museum guests interested in testing their skills on the golf course should look into the nearest course, Fort Buchanan Golf Club. Free moments can also be filled with time at Escambrion Beach, the closest beach. Also, your party may find a few more outdoor opportunities in the neighborhood. Visitors will discover additional other local attractions within a reasonable distance. There are two nearby attractions -Fort San Juan de la Cruz and Parque Nacional Isla De Cabras- which are both found within just a couple miles of the museum.

Information

Operating Hours

Tours of Casa Bacardi are available Monday through Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as well as from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The facility is closed on New Years Day, Three Kings Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Payment

The cost of a tour for locals is $6 and $12(USD) for foreigners and includes a welcome drink, a 12-ounce acrylic commemorative glass, and the tour of the distillery. If you'd like to participate in the sampling of four premium rums, it will be an additional $23(USD).

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 788-8400

Location: Catano, Puerto Rico

Website: http://www.visitcasabacardi.com/

 

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