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July 13, 2010
  • What makes a premium cigar?
  • Insights into Dominican culture
  • Cabarete Classic Windsurf Competition
  • City packages
What makes a premium cigar?
Find out by taking the Tabacalera de Garcia Cigar Factory tour in La Romana. Based right next door to Casa de Campo with some of the best golf in the Caribbean, this is a tour that can easily be combined with a visit to Altos de Chavon, where the factory also has a cigar shop stocked with their own as well as other brands.
On the Tabacalera de Garcia Cigar Factory tour browse through sections where more than 300 different blends are made. Watch hand-rollers make Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann cigars. Or Don Diego, Onyx, VegaFina, Seijas Signature and Mi Dominicana, Santa Damiana and more.
Take note these are hand-rolled cigars. Your guide will explain what makes a premium cigar.
The duration of the tours can match your interest in cigars. There is a half-hour tour for anyone who is just curious about cigars, a one-hour tour for cigar aficionados, and a two-hour tour for people who are serious about their cigars.
The tours run Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm, and Saturday from 7am to 11am.
For more information, and to book the tours, see
Insights into Dominican culture
Don't miss, "My Other Half - the Musical", an original musical telling the story of a Dominican-Canadian woman and a Dominican motoconcho (motorbike taxi) driver who meet on the Internet. She travels to the DR to rediscover her roots and complete the missing half of her identity. The play opened to rave reviews at the Palacio de Bellas Artes with shows continuing on 16, 17, 18 July. It's an evening of bachata, merengue, drums, folklore and cultural insights. Starring Katiuska Licairac, Rosa Aurora Lopez, Amarilis Rodriguez, Carlos Quezada and Laura Angelina. Choreography is by Yesselenny Marte.
For more on upcoming events, see
Cabarete Classic Windsurf Competition
Pablito Guzman's Cabarete Classic Windsurf Competition will again take place on Cabarete Beach in front of Vela Resorts. This four-day event features racing and freestyle categories for competitors of all ages and abilities. The categories are: mini-juniors, juniors, long distance race (windsurfing and kitesurfing), slalom and formula in both sport and open classes; women's slalom; a business class (for local business owners) and a freestyle competition. Wednesday, 14 July to Sunday, 18 July.
City packages
The Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster is promoting their own five 3 to 6-day tourism packages working with the Hotel Santo Domingo, the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando, Hotel Frances and Hotel Mercure Comercial. The tours and some of their highlights:
Among Friends: Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, nighttime city tour, colonial city tour, lunch at Pat'e Palo, modern city tour, dinner at Cane, lunch at Adrian Tropical.
In Family: Botanical Garden tour, dinner at Adrian Tropical, City Tour including Museo Trampolin, lunch at Hard Rock Cafe, Modern City tour with the Zoo, Sebelen Bowling Center, National Aquarium and Columbus Lighthouse, lunch at D'Luis Parrillada.
No Rush: Dinner at Adrian Tropical, Colonial City tour, Hard Rock Cafe lunch, dinner at Pat'e Palo, evening at Casa de Teatro, Modern city tour, lunch at Cane, dinner at La Atarazana, Santo Domingo East tour including Aquarium, Columbus Lighthouse, Los Tres Ojos. Lunch at D'Luis Parrillada, dinner at Pat'e Palo. Tour of La Caleta, day beach pass to a Boca Chica hotel, dinner at Adrian Tropical.
Nostalgia: Nighttime Colonial City tour, dinner at Atarazana, lunch at Pat'e Palo, Colonial City tour, time for shopping in Calle El Conde, dinner at Adrian Tropical, evening at Casa de Teatro, lunch at D'Luis Parillada.
For more information, and bookings, contact [email protected] or call Tel 809 687-8217

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