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Active Vacations for Passionados

Since Héctor Luis Prieto Díaz was awarded the “Hombre del Habano” title in 2008, he has been one of the most famous tobacco farmers in Cuba. His farm in the heart of the Vuelta Abajo has become a popular day-trip destination for cigar-lovers and tourists.

Héctor Luis and his family are happy about the guests: in the last few years, they have built canopied seating areas; they welcome guests with traditional Cuban food and serve delicious pineapple juice. The home-grown cigars are stored in a small, climatized humidor.

Héctor Luis’s latest idea is active vacations for passionados. “Our guests can learn all about the different stages of tobaccofarming,” he explains. “They’re able to help out in the fields, in the drying house, with the tobacco sorting, with rolling the cigars, and they learn more about Cuban cigars in the process.” Currently, Héctor is building a guesthouse on his farm. Horses are used for excursions, and there’s a river in which guests can take a dip. Guests can choose their length of stay.


La Ruta del Tabaco
Price per night incl. full board:
CUC 45.00 (USD 45.00/ approx. EUR 33.00)

Finca Quemado de Rubí
San Juan y Martinéz
Pinar del Rio
T (0053) 052284162
[email protected]


This article was published in the Cigar Journal Autumn Edition 2014. Read more

At the age of 18, the Swiss Manuel Fröhlich founded an online trading business for cigars. He expanded the business during his studies at the University of St. Gallen, and then, in Zurich in 2014, opened Manuel’s, a Caribbean drink and tobacco shop for cigars, coffee and rum. For Cigar Journal, Manuel Fröhlich reports from Cuba and other cultivation countries to which he regularly travels, and researches background topics on everything to do with the enjoyment of cigars.


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