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Laineylane February 21st, 2007 11:42 AM

Distances to factory and El Morro in San Juan from Port
I know that Old San Juan is easily accessible from the port, but where in relation to that are the Bacardi factory and El Morro. Can you taxi to each, and how much $$?


danacline February 22nd, 2007 11:07 AM

El Morro guards the entrance to the harbor, and is maybe a 10- or 15-minute walk from the dock. Look to your left as you enter the harbor.

The Bacardi factory is on the other side of the harbor (on the right as you sail in). A taxi from the dock would be expensive (and long to get around the harbor) but you can get a water ferry for a few dollars to the other side and a taxi from there for only a few dollars more. The factory closes at 5 PM or so...

dina February 22nd, 2007 11:13 AM

El Morro is a hike up the mountain. You can catch a cab if you like right at the port. Should be a very short trip straight up.

Laineylane February 25th, 2007 01:03 PM

Thank-you to both of you!

cruisinforever February 25th, 2007 11:25 PM

San Juan is a very hot city and the climb to El Morro is....well a good distance. Directly across from the port is a trolley stop that comes around frequently and it is free. Just tell the driver you want to get off close to El Morro.


Russell in MD February 26th, 2007 03:25 PM

Id skip the Bacardi tour.

Its used to be good with you actually going through the factory and seeing things packaged but in the last ten years they built this tourist trap museum building that you walk through unguided. Its a long ride by cab and isnt worth my time IMHO. Last time we got stuck in horrific traffic going back to the ship.

Walking around old SJ would be better use of time in port and could be done in conjunction with El Moro.


Nancyjw February 27th, 2007 09:14 PM

So what about the evening Bacardi factory tour that they list? I thought that some excursions would not be workable for evening since the Liberty cruise we are looking at - the San Juan stop is at 5:00 P.M. to midnight - something like that - anyone been on the "evening" Bacardi factory tour?

danacline February 28th, 2007 03:07 PM

If you're there that late, the tour to take is the kayaking in the bioluminescent lagoon. I've heard raves from close friends, but not been there late enough at night to take it...

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