You’ve heard of Cuban cigars, but have you heard of Dominican Republic cigars? Located a short drive from La Romana, the La Flor Dominicana Cigar Factory is home to the most well-known cigars on the island. The factory focuses on creative blends and handcrafted, boutique-style products.
Visitors can take a tour to learn about the factory's own tobacco farm on the island, which allows for better control of product quality. They'll also learn about the process of how plants are turned into premium cigars, which includes leaf stripping and sorting, the rolling, aging and fermenting process, as well as packing. Masters tastings are also offered, where travelers can interact with the producers behind the very cigars they get to smoke.
Even those who aren't cigar smokers will find interesting information about this prominent industry on the island.
The factory is located at La Estancia in La Romana, and a variety of onsite tours are offered.