we took the bacardi tour. the factory was great and how can you beat free drinks. we just tipped the bartender and got about ten drinks a piece. the bus trip to and from was far from stellar. they said that you would get a photo op of the castle but that never happened. the driver mostly spoke of subways, mcdonalds, bed, bath & beyond so on and so forth. we really could not understand his english either. we did go to the casino and won 100,000 pennies or $1000. that was fantastic! so went to dinner at a local place. i took all 11 people in our party and we were able to get a real taste of puerto rican cuisine. i like to ask the locals where to go. they usually have some great ideas and the prices are usually pretty good if the locals are eating there. this is a little tip i got from watching rachel ray's tasty travels. it is a shame that you wont be able to get to the castle b/c that was simply amazing. if you go to the castle around sundown and sit by the cliffs yopu will get to see a beautiful sunset and the pictures are fabulous! have a great time!