Honduras Cigars

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#2
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Originally posted by Reisebiene
Hello,

can we buy Cigars from Honduras on Roatan?
Where?

Thanks
Yes. At one time there was a store at the Coxen Hole pier owned by an American ex-pat that had a smoking room and humidor...don't recall the name but it was on the second story above the pharmacy. Not sure if they have a location in MBCC. Or even still around since I haven't docked at Coxen Hole since 2009.
Also, Yaba Ding Ding in Coxen Hole sold Honduran cigars. They claimed to have Cubans but they aren't LCDH so be wary of any cigars labeled Cuban. I hear Yaba's is or was for sale so not sure if still open or if merchandise has changed. Luna Beach Resort has Hondurans in their gift shop. I'm sure there are other places around.
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#3
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When we were there in October, we were at the port in Coxen Hole. Several shops sold cigars, but there was also a man handrolling them right on the pier. He had several different kinds and sizes.
#4
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Anyone know of any cigar plantations to visit? Or best place to get cigars? Most of the time the tourist places sell rip-offs. How are prices? How many can be brought back (aware of bringing Cubans with labels is a no-no). Hubby is a real cigar affecianado.
#5
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Originally posted by carencpa
Anyone know of any cigar plantations to visit? Or best place to get cigars? Most of the time the tourist places sell rip-offs. How are prices? How many can be brought back (aware of bringing Cubans with labels is a no-no). Hubby is a real cigar affecianado.
Watchdiva can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think, most of the Honduran tobacco farms are on the mainland and they bring the cigars and some leaves for rolling an dwrapping over via ferry, like they do the raw coffee beans. Both port areas have vendors with cigars. There's a couple of shops in downtown Coxen Hole that carry them and I'm sure there are shops in French Harbour and Oak Harbor as well. I believe I saw them offered at 90 limpra in the kiosk at Mahogany bay two weeks ago, but the guy wasn't around and I didn't look further since I don't smoke.
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Originally posted by crewsweeper
Yes. At one time there was a store at the Coxen Hole pier owned by an American ex-pat that had a smoking room and humidor...don't recall the name but it was on the second story above the pharmacy. Not sure if they have a location in MBCC. Or even still around since I haven't docked at Coxen Hole since 2009.
Also, Yaba Ding Ding in Coxen Hole sold Honduran cigars. They claimed to have Cubans but they aren't LCDH so be wary of any cigars labeled Cuban. I hear Yaba's is or was for sale so not sure if still open or if merchandise has changed. Luna Beach Resort has Hondurans in their gift shop. I'm sure there are other places around.
The store at Coxen Hole was there in March 2010, pharmacy downstairs, smoking room upstairs. We asked to buy a Coca Cola at the pharmacy and we were went upstairs. Had the place to ourselves and enjoyed the cokes. It has a lovely view & is air conditioned. We did not purchase cigars here.

We did buy some for BIL from the man who hand rolls them on the pier. We are not smokers, BIL had purchased these previously and enjoyed them.
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Originally posted by crewsweeper
Yes. At one time there was a store at the Coxen Hole pier owned by an American ex-pat that had a smoking room and humidor...don't recall the name but it was on the second story above the pharmacy. Not sure if they have a location in MBCC. Or even still around since I haven't docked at Coxen Hole since 2009.
Also, Yaba Ding Ding in Coxen Hole sold Honduran cigars. They claimed to have Cubans but they aren't LCDH so be wary of any cigars labeled Cuban. I hear Yaba's is or was for sale so not sure if still open or if merchandise has changed. Luna Beach Resort has Hondurans in their gift shop. I'm sure there are other places around.
The shop above the pharmacy is the old location of the LCDH. It has moved to the new pier complex across the street. I'll be visiting the new location in September. I don't mean to be rude but you don't have to buy Honduran cigars in Honduras. You can get them anywhere in the U.S. Buy them here and take them with you on the ship. When in Roatan I'd suggest visiting the LCDH and experience cigars that you can't get here; Cuban! LCDH's (La Casa del Habano) are franchise shops through the Cuban government, so you know you're getting the real deal. The prices in Roatan are pretty decent too. It's a good way to see what all the buzz is about. Cuban cigars are very good. You can take them back on the ship with you but bringing them back to the U.S. is not recommended. They can be confiscated and you can be fined.
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C.D....Wait'll you see all the hawkers of Cubans in Coz these days. Every one has the same 5 pack. And they hawk the same pack on the beach in Costa Maya too.

There is a hand rolling Honduran guy in the crafts kiosk just left of the coffee seller in Mahogany Bay. He wasn't around in th elater afternoon when we were there so didn't get so see him or talk to him.
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Originally posted by crewsweeper
C.D....Wait'll you see all the hawkers of Cubans in Coz these days. Every one has the same 5 pack. And they hawk the same pack on the beach in Costa Maya too.

There is a hand rolling Honduran guy in the crafts kiosk just left of the coffee seller in Mahogany Bay. He wasn't around in th elater afternoon when we were there so didn't get so see him or talk to him.
And I'll bet they were all in glass top boxes?

The Honduran guy sounds interesting. I'll check him out...but I'll definitely be going to the new location of the LCDH!
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Originally posted by Cigar Dude
And I'll bet they were all in glass top boxes?

The Honduran guy sounds interesting. I'll check him out...but I'll definitely be going to the new location of the LCDH!

Hello Cigar Dude! My DH is a cigar smoker and loves the Cubans! LOL How much would you pay for a good cuban cigar at LCDH?
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Originally posted by hookedoncruises12
Hello Cigar Dude! My DH is a cigar smoker and loves the Cubans! LOL How much would you pay for a good cuban cigar at LCDH?

Has anyone seen Cigar Dude lately? I would love for him to answer my question. If you see him could you please direct him to this post? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Originally posted by hookedoncruises12
Hello Cigar Dude! My DH is a cigar smoker and loves the Cubans! LOL How much would you pay for a good cuban cigar at LCDH?
It depends on what brand and which LCDH you're in, of course, but expect to pay around $15 for a good robusto, like a PSD4, in Mexico and places like Grand Caymen. They should run a little less in Roatan.
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Originally posted by Cigar Dude
It depends on what brand and which LCDH you're in, of course, but expect to pay around $15 for a good robusto, like a PSD4, in Mexico and places like Grand Caymen. They should run a little less in Roatan.

Thanks for the info! Do you think its worth the chance to purchase cigars from the guy that is hand rolling them at the pier in Roatan?
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Originally posted by hookedoncruises12
Thanks for the info! Do you think its worth the chance to purchase cigars from the guy that is hand rolling them at the pier in Roatan?
I've heard they are tasty cigars but they're not Cuban. I believe they are rolled with Honduran tobacco.
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Originally posted by Cigar Dude
I've heard they are tasty cigars but they're not Cuban. I believe they are rolled with Honduran tobacco.

Thank you CD! You have been very helpful.
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#16
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After looking around we found a great location for buying Honduran and Cuban cigars in Roatan. They actually have a good selection of Rocky Patels, Cohibas, H.Upmann, Monte Cristo and many others.

The West End Cigar Bar is located down by the waterfront approx 500 meters from the entrance to the West End village. Good place to have a quiet drink also.

Be sure to check it out, they hold me they have a website also which is at:
http://www.roatancigars.com/

Happy sailing and happy smoking
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Originally posted by johnnywas
After looking around we found a great location for buying Honduran and Cuban cigars in Roatan.
Lets see, You have made a total of two posts here, both about the same place. Hmmmm Does anyone think your not promoting your own place?That would be reason enough not to do business with you. Had you said you were a business owner, that would be different but to act as if your not is uacceptable
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Originally posted by Monkeylala
Lets see, You have made a total of two posts here, both about the same place. Hmmmm Does anyone think your not promoting your own place?That would be reason enough not to do business with you. Had you said you were a business owner, that would be different but to act as if your not is uacceptable
These are the types of posts you wish there was a "reach through the screen and slap the poster" button.
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He answered the O.P.'s question... whether or not he is the owner, saying so and promoting the business would get his posts removed! Maybe he just received good service and thinks its a nice place.

Where do you work Monkey? I'll be visiting soon and I'd love to meet you! If you give me good service, maybe I'll promote your business!
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Originally posted by Armedaneian
He answered the O.P.'s question... whether or not he is the owner, saying so and promoting the business would get his posts removed!
So Its better to pretend to be a visitor?? The rules do say a business owner can reply as long as they are up front about it ,If you think this two post wonder is not affiliated with the business then so be it, Do you wantto buy waterfront property for cheap??