The Procigar Festival is a truly unique and memorable experience unmatched in the cigar industry that beautifully combines educational opportunities, entertainment, leisure activities, loads of premium cigar smoking and a lifetime of memories. One of the Festival’s most compelling attractions is that it allows guests to have one-on- one dialogues with the industry’s biggest cigar makers all the while smoking their cigars and fraternizing with an international community of like-minded enthusiasts in an unprecedented way – cigar manufacturers, retailers and consumers.
The Procigar Festival is an annual event that takes place during February in the Dominican Republic starting in the southeast coast of the island, were the guests will have the opportunity to visit Tabacalera de García (Altadis), relax at the beach under the tropical sunshine, compete in fun beach activities, play golf and practice snorkeling in the crystal-clear water of the Caribbean.
This marvelous experience continues one step further in the cigar capital of the world, Santiago de los Caballeros, were guests can have an intimate look at tobacco fields and cigar factories such as General Cigar, Davidoff, La Aurora, De Los Reyes Cigars, Tabacalera La Alianza-EP Carrillo, La Flor Dominicana, Tabacalera Palma, PDR Cigars and the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. Other spectacular activities like adventure tours, interesting seminars, poker tournament for charity, merengue lessons and much more are also offered.
By night, all guests gather for spectacular gala dinners, premium drinks, delicious local cuisine, cheerful dance and warm Dominican hospitality, all that round off with the Best Premium Smokes.
Procigar Festival provides a treat for all palates and highlights why the Dominican Republic is the Number One Exporter of Premium Cigars in the World.
Each year Procigar raises funds during the Charity Auction in the event’s closing gala dinner. All net proceeds benefit the Voluntariado de Jesús con los Niños, a non-profit organization for sick children, and the Sociedad San Vicente de Paul, a senior retirement home for low income elders.
Procigar Festival, an appointment full of novelties and tobacco aroma.
If you love cigars, how can you not love spending time in one of the countries where cigars are made, walk through a tobacco field, stand shoulder-to-shoulder with a cigarmaker.
Cigar Ambassador magazine had published the Procigar Festival relative content toward all Chinese cigar smokers since the fist Procigar Festival which held in 2008. During these 5 years, chinese cigar consumers became more interested in Procigar.
The day was filled with events, but the gala dinner bought even more of them. And the farewell words, comin straight from the heart on both sides, hosts and guests, sounded very sincere.
The Procigar members and organizers outdid themselves with a level of organization and attention to detail that is unsurpassed in a festival of this magnitude.
Ok... So what do you do if you really want to find out about cigars? I mean, there are always factory tours. But do you ever get to see everything? Well, at ProCigar you pretty much can.
Attending ProCigar is live visiting Disney World. You will be constantly stimulated, your cheeks will hurt from smiling, and you will leave exhausted.
The ProCigar festival remains the cigar smoker's ultimate Walter Mitty experience. Where else can a devotee tour some of the world's best cigar factories and spend time one-on-one with leading cigar makers while eating, drinking, and smoking great cigars?
If you've ever wanted to travel to visit a cigar factory, the ProCigar Festival is what you should set as your goal for next year.
The Dominican Republic is a country devoted to the cultivation of tobacco and has developed an agro-industrial process of the leaves that results in the production of large quantities of cigars which are exported to various parts of the world.
The main qualities of a good cigar are: combustibility, texture, flavor, elasticity, aroma, color, and balance in the composition of nicotine and oils. Dominican cigars show all of these features.