Casa Bacardi, San JuanCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: Road 165, KM 2.6, Int. 888 | Bay View Industrial Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7877888400
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Observatory, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
About Casa Bacardi, San Juan
The legacy of one man which has now become a personal and party favourite alcohol, ‘Bacardi’ was born here. Don Facundo Bacardi Masso immigrated to Santiago de Cuba in 1830 and set up a business as a wine merchant. After a few years of experimenting he and his brother set up a local distillery. Their experimentation led them to create a new type of rum which was much lighter and it quickly became a local favourite. The museum shows the process in detail of how various types of alcohol is made whilst providing an insight into the history of the company. They also offer free samples of pure rums and cocktails.
Casa Bacardi Information
- There are special rum tasting packages that are available. For more info refer website.
Casa Bacardi Ticket Prices
How To reach Casa Bacardi by Public Transport
- By Road: From San Juan take Highway 22 west to the Catano exit, Road 165. The plant is visible for about a mile on the exit of Rd 165.
- By Ferry: Take the ferry from Old San Juan to Catano, then take a van from Catano to Casa Bacardi.
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Casa Bacardi, San Juan Reviews
If the tour offered by Bacardi can impress a non-alcoholic person like us, it would definitely be worth a visit for anyone! It is not time consuming. If you have car, you can park it at the parking lot and the tour has their own trolley which takes you around. The tour itself is fun and the guides are super dedicated and knowledgeable. One of the best attractions of San Juan, must visit.
Best part was at the end in the outside bar. Met some wonderful people. Took a ride from the 50 cent ferry because it’s a far walk. Had a wonderful tour guide. Everyone was very well mannered.
Disappointing. We visited when our cruise boat stopped in San Juan. We were told by the boat staff it was a tour of the distillery. In reality, it's a tour of a historic replica of the distillery. You don't actually tour the distillery at all. A taxi brought us from the cruise boat dock here, we took the tour, then a taxi driver took advantage of us getting back to the boat - drove us a couple blocks then yelled at us to get out at the water taxi and charged us the same as if we went back to the boat. So we paid double to get back plus added another hour. We wasted a whole day getting to the distillery and back. Never again.
Our first time in PR, how can you not do a tour of Bacardi?! I highly recommend the Distillery Taste Tour. We learned at lot of the history behind the name and more about rum during our tasting than just googling it. Our guide was amazing and well spoken. He also had a great sense of humor. Highly recommend buying any specialized rum in their gift shop. There was one we thought we could just buy at the airport. We were so wrong.
If you like rum, you have to stop at Casa Bacardi when in Puerto Rico! I've been here a number of times, and the tour has changed quite a bit. Even with the new tour building, it's still a fun time. You learn a lot about the Bacardi family and their signature rum. Enjoy the free drinks!