Rum Tasting at Ron El Mondero

March 4, 2024

Get ready to go on a fascinating journey through history at the El Mondero Rum Winery, where the story of rum intertwines with centuries of tradition in the Salobreña and Motril plains.

Since the 16th century, the cultivation of sugar cane has flourished throughout this region, establishing itself as a vital commodity second only to precious metals. The plains of Salobreña and Motril bore witness to the prosperity and significance of this sweet fruit until 2006, marking the closure of the last sugar factory and the end of nearly twelve centuries of sugar plantations and industry.

In this historical backdrop, Francisco Izquierdo, fueled by a deep passion for the history and culture of his hometown, founded the renowned company “Bodegas El Mondero” in 2006. Within their premises, they offer you the opportunity to delve into the fusion of distillation craftsmanship with the rich heritage of sugar cane in the region. 

It’s a unique experience that not only celebrates the history but also the distinctive flavour of rum.


  • General Tasting

    The visit costs €7.50 with the tasting of El Mondero Reserva Rum, Cane Liqueur and Cane Honey products. 

  • Premium Tasting

    Which includes in addition to the above, their 5 Limited Edition 15 year old rums costs €15 per person. 

How to Get There

To travel from Cómpeta to Lobres in Granada, you will need to have hired a car. It take around 50 minutes to get there on a mainly quiet motorway with stunning views out over the Mediterranean.

You can take the A-7204 road south from Competa towards the A-7 highway. Then, head east on the A-7 (towards Almeria) until you reach the exit 903 toward GR-5300/Lobres/Molvízar/N-340/Costa/Salobreña. Follow the signs into Lobres from there.


To book a guided tour of the Rum museum, click on the email address below and contact Helen for more details.