Founded in 1903, Santiago’s renowned La Aurora is the country’s number one producer and exporter of premium cigars. Walk around the cigar making floors, watching the intricate hand rolling process, and learn how to roll, hold, and smoke your own puro along the way.
A popular stop on excursions through the area, Tubano’s cigar factory sits in Villa González, northwest of Santiago. Here is another excellent place to watch the cigar-rolling process up close–prepare to be amazed at how fast and skillfully it is done–while learning all about the manufacturing process. The on-site gift shop stocks the factory’s best cigars, as well as other Dominican arts and crafts, and souvenirs.