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“Watch, learn and roll your own cigars”
Review of Dona Elba Cigars

Dona Elba Cigars
Ranked #1 of 5 Nightlife in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Watch, learn and roll your own cigars”
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

It was an easy 10 minute walk west of the central square with lots to look at along the way. We passed 2 old churches, La Merced and Xalteva, and just passed the latter we found Doña Elba cigars. We were greeted at the door and asked if we spoke English or Spanish and then we were told that even though it was a Sunday, there was a guy there who would show us how cigars were made. We were the only ones in the shop and had a good one-on-one with a cigar roller and a translator. The man rolled a cigar in front of us while the other gave us the play by play in English. After he had finished rolling, he asked all 3 of us what kind of cigar we liked and rolled one for each of us with a different combination of leaves. We were blown away but there was more! He then asked if we wanted to roll our own. Keep in mind we hadn't paid any money nor were we asked to pay. I rolled a cigar, pressed it and he finished it properly and gave it to me with a plastic sleeve to keep it for later. We smoked our cigars in rocking chairs in their open air salon. Best part of our stay in Granada. We left a good tip and bought a box of cigars for US$25.

Visited January 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great visit”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

I went here with a couple of friends to buy presents for friends and family.

It was amazing watching them make the cigars, and we got to try the different types. The building is beautiful and I really enjoyed my trip and would recommend people to pop in - even if you dont like cigars.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very cool!”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Dona Elba Cigar Factory was a very interesting experience. We were given a private tour by Sylvio Martinez, who explained the entire cigar making process from growing the tobacco to packaging. He was incredibly knowledgeable and answered our many questions thoroughly. We even got a free cigar to try. It's such an interesting experience, I would recommend it to any traveler coming through Granada. The cigars also make great gifts to take home.

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful spot to relax with a cigar”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

We walked in and immediately saw the women and men making hundreds of cigars by hand, from freshly dries leaves, and knew we found our place. We were offered a cigar right off the assembly line while we sat in the typical Granada rocking chair, next to a colorful toucan, watching the cigar making process unfold. The cigars are fresh, tasty, and not very expensive. They have a few varieties, all available at Doña Elba. They have a tobacco farm just outside of town on the road to Mombacho.

Visited May 2013
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“The best Cigars in Granada Nicaragua.”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

This is the greatest spot for Cigars here in Granada Nicaragua. If you really want to understand about Cigars and the History of this beautiful industry stop by Dona Elba. You are going to find all the answer you have been looking for.... They also teach you how to smoke a premium cigar.

Visited October 2013
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