Lots of cigar plantations and factories can be found in and around Estelí. The Nicaraguan cigars from this region are high quality and sold in the U.S. and Europe. The Nicaraguans are rightfully proud of it. There are a couple cigar factories where you as a tourist can walk around and see how things are done.
Estelí Cigarros is one o fthe cigar factories that can be visited, just ten minutes away from the center lie the fields and the factory, where thin, thick, strong, mild, dark, and light Cuban-quality cigars are produced. By just walking in you will easily find somebody who will informally show you around and tell you about the cigars, free of charge.
You can see how the tobacco plants grow and how they are harvested (if you're there in the right season). In an office on the same lot you can see men and women selecting, cutting, rolling, ordering, and packing the cigars.
You will also have the opportunity to buy some of the hand-made cigars, so be sure to bring a couple home to please cigar smoking friends or to just reward the company for their open-house policy.
Estelí Cigarros is located a bit north of Estelí, on the Pan American highway. At about Km. 155 you will see a bar called El Rancho de Pancho on your right hand. Estelí Cigarros is right next to it.
Wayne Brandt wrote on Apr 14, 2014:
Good Morning, I noticed something in a video I recently watched on You Tube. In the video it showed a young lady rolling cigars at a Nicaraguan Cigar factory. On her table she had a paste dispenser that looked very - very interesting. It is white, plastic and it looks like a great idea. The paste dispenser is totally enclosed thereby keeping the paste free of contamination.
I have been rolling cigars at home for 10 years now. I have encountered the problem of bits of tobacco and other stuff falling into my paste. By using the paste dispenser you use at your factory, the paste stays free of nasty things you would not want in the paste.
My question is where can I buy that exact paste dispenser? Can anyone give me a contact, email or phone so I can purchase one of the dispensers. I've heard their made in Nicaragua. I really want to purchase one of the dispensers and would really appreciate any help in this matter.
Thank you so much for any assistance you may be able to offer.
Have a great day!
San Francisco, Ca
wayne mclellan wrote on Feb 22, 2014:
i would like to know if you have a churchhill type of cigars as i have a brother comminf to your factory in the next 2 days or so . because i'd get him to pick up some
Chris wrote on Jul 1, 2011:
Hello, I am a business owner in Miami Florida USA looking to have a few new tobacco products produced there in Nicaragua. If you are a factory owner or know of one, please get in contact with me.
Email me or visit my website for more information.
Hola, soy un propietario del negocio en mirar de Miami Florida EEUU de tener unos pocos nuevos productos de tabaco producidos allÃ en Nicaragua. Si es un propietario de la fÃ¡brica o sabe de uno, entra por favor contacto conmigo.
Mande un correo electrÃ³nicome o visite mi sitio web para mÃ¡s informaciÃ³n.
arturo gonzalez wrote on May 10, 2011:
por favor si me pueden contactar, estoy interesado en comprar pateria prima para la elaboracion de puros (hoja de tabacos) de alta calidad
att. arturo gonzalez
tomasagusto11 wrote on May 7, 2011:
quisiera saber si tienen puntos de venta en todo el pais o donde puedo conseguir de esos puros en nicaragua. Ire de viaje a costarica y deseo llevarle a unos amigos, pero soy de Leon y esteli se me hace muy lejos
Terry Hueffed wrote on Jun 25, 2010:
Does anyone know the kinds of tabacco grown in Nicaragua for cigars? How many different kinds of tobacco is grown for cigars? If you know please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hubie Martello wrote on May 26, 2010:
I've traveled to Nica many, many times since 1978. I always go to Esteli for my Cigars. Kiki is one of my favorites. I've heard that Pedro Ramos has a cigar factory down there now. He's an older 15 yr MLB pitcher w/ great folklore. You must meet him and listen to his stories of Baseball Glory Years. Ask him how far did The Mick hit that pitch he tried to get by him? What a story.
Long Beach, MS, USA.