Cuba Culture

Cigar Aficionado’s Insider’s Guide to Havana issue

Posted November 10, 2011 by publisher in Cuba Culture.

Cigar Aficionado

Havana - The Insider’s Guide issue entices cigar lovers to “plan your pilgrimage to tobacco’s homeland” with this month’s issue.

“We delved deeply into this fascinating land so long shrouded by embargo to uncover its many charms. We tell you the ins and out of where to go, what to see, where to sleep, what to eat, and, of course, how to get the best cigars”.

Features Cover - The Sounds of the Island - Cuba’s capital is vibrant with culture and art, and one of the most trenchant examples is its lively music scene. Issue tells you where to hear the very best.

Pinar del Rio - To get to the heart of cigarmaking it is necessary to go to the source: Pinar del Río. Two hours from Havana, it is the world’s most celebrated tobacco-growing region.

The City of Old - Havana is one of the oldest cities in the New World and Habana Vieja, or Old Havana, is the place where time has stood still. Visiting its many shrines will take you back centuries.

A Movable Feast - The one constant to the restaurants of Havana is that they are always changing. As new government rules have the dining scene in flux, Cigar Aficionado recommends the greats and offers guidance on how to find the new best places as they inevitably pop up.

Sleeping Tight - Cuba’s hostelries run a gambit from the classic holdovers from the colonial Havana of old to the soaring modern structures that rival contemporary hotels the world over.

Shopping Glory - Havana tobacconists have the widest selections and the best prices for treasured Cuban cigars. Plus, there’s room to smoke and lots to drink, so your shopping spree is sure to be rewarding.

Havana: The Lost City of the Caribbean - Cigar Aficionado’s most comprehensive guide ever to the hidden treasures of the Cuban capital.

A Sacred Journey - No trip to Havana is complete for a cigar lover without a visit to a cigar factory. Three storied rolling facilities offer tours and all of them provide insight into the making of the magazine’s favorite product.

Cuba Report - A Changing of the Guard - Cuba’s most renowned tobacco farm lost a revered leader when Alejandro Robaina died, but his grandson Hiroshi has picked up the reins, applying the experience and wisdom of his abuelo.

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