The Pellas Story
For The Love Of Family.
In 1875, 25-year old Francisco Alfredo Pellas Canessa came to Nicaragua to run the family business, Caribbean Pacific Transit Co., founded by his father Carlos Napoleon. More than 135 years later and through five generations, this family business has grown into 16 companies in more than a dozen countries – from transportation and computers to sugar, ethanol, Flor de Caña Rum and the world-class Vivian Pellas Hospital. The company employs more than 18,000 people worldwide.
Now it is led by Don Carlos Pellas, named by America Economia as one of the 50 most influential people in Latin America. He has committed himself to creating one of the most exclusive boutique resorts in the world. With it, Pellas is establishing his family legacy in this pristine natural sanctuary where guests can enjoy authentic connections to the land, culture and people of Nicaragua. His work benefits the surrounding community with an improved quality of life.
Carlos Pellas’ vision for Mukul is a testament to his love of family and exudes a rich, 135-year history rooted in Nicaragua.
Today, Don Carlos Pellas is the patriarch of Mukul, maintaining and growing the Pellas vision. His vision is realized through the world-class Vivian Pellas Hospital and the award-winning Flor de Caña rum distillery – which has won more than 130 awards at prestigious international tasting competitions.
Mukul, Auberge Resorts Collection stands as the crown jewel of the Pellas family legacy. It is a place where the love of togetherness, family and this extrordinary land is celebrated with friends from around the world.
From humble roots dating back to 1890 at the San Antonio Sugar Mill in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, Flor de Caña has grown to be Central America's leading rum. The traditions and heritage of the rum’s makers have remained unchanged throughout the centuries. Today, the fifth generation of the Pellas family continues to guide the Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua with a commitment to expert craftsmanship, the finest natural ingredients, and a unique slow-aging process which sets Flor de Caña rums apart from any other.
Add a little spice to your stay at Mukul with Flor de Caña rum. Guests are welcomed with a limited edition bottle (exclusive to Mukul, Auberge Resorts Collection), and private tours of the distillery are available upon request.