If you are a fan of rum or a fan of history and find yourself in Puerto Rico, make a stop for a tour at the Bacardi Rum Factory. (If you’re a fan of rum AND history, even better!). If you’ve never been around a distillery before, the best way to describe the smell is that somehow it is simultaneously the best and worst odor. It can be a little overwhelming depending on what stage of the distillation process they are working through.
You’ll have your choice of three different tours. Each one includes a refreshing Bacardi beverage. The $12 tour is the basic tour of the facility, but if you want to have a more in depth experience you can choose one of the $35 tours, the rum tasting tour or the mixology tour. Both of the latter tours give you the chance to visit the cathedral of rum!
If you aren't partaking in the tour as part of a cruise shore excursion or from a hotel tour group, take the ferry from Old San Juan to Cataño and then take a van from Cataño to Casa Bacardí and from Casa Bacardí to Cataño take available taxis on premise at Casa Bacardí.