Bacardi Factory

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by lford1 on March 22, 2004

THERE IS NO CHARGE!!!! Take the ferry from downtown at 50 cents per person. They also give you coupons for two drinks each, it's almost as if they are paying you! The tour is great and tells a lot about the history of the Bacardi family. After the tour, they drop you off at the gift shop, where almost everyone bought something. We did. Also, during the tour, they allow you to send a video message to anyone. Take email addresses to send a video message.

To get to Bacardi from Old San Juan, you just go to Pier #2 and take the ferry. I don't think there is any signage, or anyone telling you to do this. But, this is how you get there. The ferry from downtown San Juan is 50 cents per person, per way. And there might be a fee for the shuttle bus from the ferry to the factory; I think there is a shuttle bus. There should also be cabs there. It is too far to walk on vacation, about 1 1/2 miles. (Plus, the neighborhood is not that good).

Recommendation: Go and enjoy. You might want to buy some of the very special limited release 12-year-old they sell (hand-bottled, numbered, blue top).

Bacardí Rum Distillery
Bay View Industrial Park Route 165, Km. 2.6
Catano, Puerto Rico, 00962
(787) 788-8400

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