Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Casa Bacardi Visitor Center Is Reopening for the First Time Since Hurricane Maria

     Casa BACARDÍ visitor center, one of Puerto Rico’s top tourism attractions, is pleased to announce it 
has reopened as of November 1.  While the Casa BACARDÍ campus suffered minor damage during Hurricane Maria, the largest premium rum distillery in the world is leading the charge in recovery and rebuilding. The landscaping is showing signs of recovery and the views of the El Morro Fort and San Juan Bay are as spectacular as ever.  “Tourism is an essential industry for Puerto Rico. As the island rebuilds, we look forward to welcoming visitors with warm hospitality, cold cocktails, and stories of overcoming adversity, innovation, perseverance and celebration,” said Wesley Cullen, General Manager. “We are here to support the industry and are very happy to reopen Casa BACARDÍ for tourist and locals.”
     Casa BACARDÍ Puerto Rico has been welcoming visitors since 1961. During the weeks following Hurricane Maria, the visitor center was temporarily closed as its staff remained focused on providing relief to the community as part of the “Bacardi Contigo” initiative, meaning Bacardi is with you.  As part of the Bacardi ongoing commitment to Puerto Rico relief and rebuilding efforts, $5 of each tour admission will be donated to relief organizations, through the end of the year. Tickets are available at  Casa BACARDÍ in Puerto Rico welcomes guests to enjoy the beautiful, waterfront property and select from three tours. The “Historical” tour starts with a cocktail overlooking the bay to El Morro Fort, then a guided tour to discover how BACARDÍ rum is made and the family-owned company’s history of craft and innovation. The “Historical” tour is $15 (plus sales tax) and includes a welcome cocktail and commemorative cup.

    The “Rum Tasting” tour is an experience for guests to discover how BACARDÍ premium rums are made, the “Mixology” tour is the opportunity to master the mojito. In the retail shop, visitors enjoy the very popular “Self-Fill Experience,” where guests fill, seal and label their own bottle of special rum, exclusively available at Casa BACARDÍ, directly from the barrel.  These are just a few of the fun things that you can experience when you visit Casa Bacardi on your next trip the Puerto Rico.