The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, offer accompanying guests a great variety of tours (by bus or walking).
Visitors to Casa BACARDI will be guided through seven exquisitely designed and historically accurate rooms created to engage visitors as they experience the sight, smell and taste of BACARDI rum. Learning of the secrets of the Bacardi rum making, including the secret strain of yeast isolated in 1862 and still used today. Demonstrations by professional bartenders making BACARDI classics such as the Cuba Libre, Mojito and Daiquirí from the Company’s "Golden Cocktail Age". State-of-the-art technology allowing visitors to send e-video messages to their friends from Puerto Rico against a backdrop of a tower composed of more than 375 bottles of BACARDI rum amid a five-screen presentation of the brand’s current commercials from around the world.
Named after the good Indian spirit, Yuquiyu, and shelter to the Taino Indians for 200 years, El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. Spanning 28,000 acres and reaching an elevation of 3,624 feet, the area receives over 100 billion gallons of rainfall each year. In El Yunque you will see many unique sights and hear many unique sounds unsurpassed by any of the natural wonders. Breathtaking views of feathery ferns, thick ropelike vines, white tuberoses, ginger, miniature orchids and some 240 different species of trees are in abundance throughout the area. Home to the Puerto Rican parrot, El Yunque is also a bird sanctuary and you can hear the wondrous strains of these birds harmonizing with the tiny, inch-long coqui’s prevalent to Puerto Rico. Splashing falls and cool shaded pools complement the total enhancement of the forest.
Old and New San Juan biking tour
Get ready to pedal your way through the one the beautiful city of Old San Juan in an exhilarating bike ride into the heart and soul of Puerto Rico. Bikes will be delivered to your hotel, riders will be greeted by specialized and certified guides. Aluminum bicycles, helmets and gloves will be dispersed to the group. Water will also be provided to the group. Then riders will follow our experienced guides along outlined routes through the Old San Juan streets, including the forts or through the Farmers Market and Santurce Area going on to the Beaches and New San Juan district of Condado.
The Art of Cheese Making workshop
The Cheese workshop will expose participants to the enjoyment of cheese making as well as the history of cheese. With an emphasis in artisanal cheeses, topics covered will include understanding basic cheese production techniques, milks (sheep, cow, goat, buffalo), small-scale cheese production, fresh versus aged cheeses, cheese typology, the basics of affinage, as well as wine and cheese pairing and serving a cheese course. Students will learn to make in a small scale the most popular variety of Puertorican fresh cheese, white cheeses with names like "Queso Blanco", "Panela", "Queso Fresco", "Queso Del Pais". Learn the basics of Cheese and Wine pairing provided by QUESOS VACA NEGRA, the only artisanal cave-aged cheeses elaborated in Puerto Rico.
After this savory experience stroll through Old San Juan's most historic section. In between mojitos and mofongos, you'll get an insider's view of the culture, history and architecture that defines the Island of Enchantment.