You've worked hard all year and are finally ready to live-it-up on your vacation in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico, better known as the Island of Enchantment, has many enticing adventures for today’s traveler. One adventure you should not miss: a tour of the Bacardi distillery. Established in Puerto Rico in 1936, Bacardi has been distilling rum ever since. There are a few reasons why you should visit the Bacardi Distillery on your next Puerto Rico trip:
Rum is Inherently Puerto Rican
If you want to truly experience Puerto Rico, you can't do that without experiencing fresh cocktails in the Caribbean breeze. Rum has been a part of Puerto Rico's economy since the 16th century. In the early 16th century, Puerto Rico had a rich sugar cane industry, and people found that by boiling sugarcane juice, then mixing it with water and fermenting it, you get rum! The first corporate rum distillery opened in 1865, and many more since then. More than 70% of the rum consumed in the United States comes from Puerto Rico! Rum and Puerto Rico go hand-in-hand, so if you want to experience Puerto Rico, you need to experience rum.
There's Something For Everybody
The Bacardi distillery offers their guests three different types of tours. For the historical buff, the historical tour will teach you about Bacardi's beginnings, the founder of Bacardi, the origins of their logo, how they produce their rum and more. The historical tour includes a comparative Bacardi cup, a complimentary cocktail. For the rum connoisseur, the rum tasting tour is perfect. This tour takes you to different rum tasting rooms where you get to sample a variety of different rums as well as learn more about them. For the aspiring bartender, there is the mixology tour where you will learn to make 3 of Bacardi's most popular drinks.
It's the Perfect Day Trip
Visiting the Bacardi distillery is the perfect day trip for when you're ready to escape from the beach. Located about 20 minutes from the Serafina Beach hotel, it is easily accessible by cab. The tour will take you through the distillery, where you will learn all about Bacardi's rich history. After the tour, you get to lounge on the patio with your friends, the Caribbean sun and Bacardi rum drinks, the perfect way to spend a day during your vacation in Puerto Rico!
Regardless of which tour you choose, none of them are going to break the bank. The historical tour costs only $12, while the other two tours only cost $45 each. Each tour comes with complimentary drinks. If you're going to spend the day drinking, the Bacardi distillery tour is one affordable way to do it! Take in a bit of Puerto Rican history and have a blast by visiting the Bacardi distillery on your next Puerto Rico vacation.