The Dominican Republic is famous for its cigars. In fact, Cigar Aficionado magazine included eight Dominican brands in its ranking of “The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2011”.
There are several shops in the Colonial Zone and the rest of the city that sell high-quality, hand-rolled cigars. Shop around to find the best products and prices.
Boutique del Fumador
Located on Parque Colón, this shop sells brands like Montecristo, Cohiba and Caoba. There are often workers rolling cigars right in the shop, allowing customers to see how they are made.
Calle El Conde 109
La Leyenda Del Cigarro
Located on El Conde, this shop makes premium cigars. Ask the helpful and knowledgeable staff for advice on your purchase.
Calle El Conde, 4
Taíno Cigars Shop
For a wide selection of reasonably priced cigars and accessories, try Taíno Cigars Shop.
Calle Isabel la Católica 52
Arturo Fuente Cigar Club
Located outside of the Colonial Zone, this is one of the only shops in the country that sells authentic Arturo Fuentes cigars. The club has a retail shop where you can enjoy the rich aroma of tobacco as you make your purchase in the walk-in humidor. The club itself is decidedly upscale, so be sure to dress appropriately if you would like to stop in for a light meal or glass of fine wine.
Av. 27 Febrero 211 (Naco)
Santo Domingo Cigar Club
Located in the lobby of the Jaragua Hotel, this is really a small shop rather than a cigar club. It offers a good selection and is very convenient if you are staying at this hotel or one of the other hotels on the Malecón.
Av. George Washington 367 (Gazcue)