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

Catano is a good option for those wishing to visit Bacardi Rum Plant, because visitors to this region of Puerto Rico will have easy museum access throughout their trip. There are numerous lodgings near this museum.

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

If you work up an appetite viewing this museum, you're in luck, since you'll find numerous choices of local dining spots near this attraction. The most nearby restaurant is Amadeus Cafe Restaurant, which offers contemporary food. La Ostra Cosa and Tropical Taste Restaurant are a couple other restaurant choices nearby. At Tropical Taste Restaurant you and your group should be sure to eat some Spanish meals and experience the flavors of Puerto Rico.

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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