Vivonte Cigars
Vivonte Cigars
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Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We are a family owned cigar factory, store and lounge in the Dominican Republic. We pride ourselves on only the highest quality and aim to offer our visitors a first class cigar experience in Puerto Plata. We offer our own private taxi tranportation to and/or from you hotel or cruise port to Vivonte Cigars. Our tour is an educational experience from seed to cigar and includes a cigar to enjoy during your tour.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Ben W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A cigar experience
    I am a novice to cigars but do love to have one when offered. The proprietor was an excellent gentleman and we had a wonderful tour of the factory while smoking a hand picked cigar to our tastes bookmarked by some excellent chat in the comfy lounge. I enjoyed a couple of rums and a whisky (Collingwood - very good). All of the staff and the manager were excellent and would highly recommend a visit. You can buy cigars there after your visit or ask about potential shipping options.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 28, 2023
  • Peter
    London, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you enjoy a cigar, do not miss Vivonte
    What a brilliant afternoon spent in Glen’s company. If you enjoy an occasional cigar or are a connoisseur, please make sure you stop in to Vivonte when you are in Puerto Plata. We called in based on the Trip Advisor reviews, which if anything undersell the experience. I left having enjoyed a tour, a wonderful smoke and having solved many of the world’s problems in conversation with Glen! I purchased some rare finds and some Vivonte own brand which are exceptional. I cannot recommend Vivonte highly enough. Thank you Glen.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written January 4, 2024
  • Christopher T
    Bethel Park, Pennsylvania12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glen and his place were amazing!
    I read several reviews before scheduling our trip. Glen was mentioned by name as the man to see if you wanted good Dominican cigars. We exchanged emails and texts prior to our arrival and he sent a car to come pick us up. This was very helpful as the taxi service operates a little differently down here as opposed to back home. Home they take you where you want to go. In the DR they take you where they get commissions to take you. So if you want to visit this fantastic shop, reach out to Glen first! We started off with a delicious cup of coffee and a shot of mama juana ( we wound up buying a bottle it was so good!) then Glen showed us around. My wife got to roll a cigar and we both had a sample stick while getting the owner's tour. Glen is very knowledgeable about cigars, coffee, politics, you name it! After buying a bundle of the cigar I sampled, Glen had his driver take us to a lovely seafood restaurant for lunch. If you like cigars, good cigars, go visit Glen!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written February 17, 2024
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Christopher T
Bethel Park, PA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I read several reviews before scheduling our trip. Glen was mentioned by name as the man to see if you wanted good Dominican cigars. We exchanged emails and texts prior to our arrival and he sent a car to come pick us up. This was very helpful as the taxi service operates a little differently down here as opposed to back home. Home they take you where you want to go. In the DR they take you where they get commissions to take you. So if you want to visit this fantastic shop, reach out to Glen first! We started off with a delicious cup of coffee and a shot of mama juana ( we wound up buying a bottle it was so good!) then Glen showed us around. My wife got to roll a cigar and we both had a sample stick while getting the owner's tour. Glen is very knowledgeable about cigars, coffee, politics, you name it! After buying a bundle of the cigar I sampled, Glen had his driver take us to a lovely seafood restaurant for lunch. If you like cigars, good cigars, go visit Glen!
Written February 17, 2024
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George D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
It your looking to visit a great cigar place in Puerto Plata, this is it! Glen (owner) is a gentleman, an honest person and great cigars at a great prices. Give yourself a couple of hours to spend some time with Glen and enjoy a cigar and a beverage while your at it, you won’t regret it.
Also if you need transportation, reach out to Glen and he’ll help you out with setting up a taxi that won’t rip you off.
Written February 28, 2023
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Thanks very much George!
Written August 11, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

123fljoe
Boca Raton, FL32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Spent a few hours with Glenn & his team, wonderful time.

Learned alot about how cigars are made & enjoyed a fine example of his product.

Very pleasant & professional to work with.

Highly recommended!
Written January 1, 2020
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Thanks very much Joseph. Very much appreciated!
Written August 11, 2023
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Ben W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I am a novice to cigars but do love to have one when offered. The proprietor was an excellent gentleman and we had a wonderful tour of the factory while smoking a hand picked cigar to our tastes bookmarked by some excellent chat in the comfy lounge. I enjoyed a couple of rums and a whisky (Collingwood - very good). All of the staff and the manager were excellent and would highly recommend a visit. You can buy cigars there after your visit or ask about potential shipping options.
Written November 28, 2023
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Eric G
Las Vegas, NV11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
I went there to buy cigars this time . I met Glenn in 2019 and toured the factory and was introduced to a great smoking cigar " signature collection toro mediano " . As soon as I got back to the Dominican Republic I made sure I picked some of those cigars up. Make sure you see him for a tour and some great quality cigars.
Written June 25, 2022
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Thank you Sir. It makes my day when a customer returns to experience our cigars again! Hope to see you again soon and keep in touch.
Written October 19, 2022
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T0ny7
Windsor, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Enjoyed my time here at Vivonte. You can trust that you are getting very good cigars. I found Puerto Plata is full of counterfeit cigars never buy them from the beach. This place is owned by Canadians who speak very good English. I enjoyed my time with Austin who was very knowledgable about cigars. Looks like it would be a great place to hang out for an afternoon maybe watch a football game. A must see.
Written February 22, 2016
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Catherine E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
My friend and I had an amazing experience at Vivonte with Glen as our host. As two young woman in their early 20s who are only slightly experienced with cigars, he treated with us a great amount of respect and patience. We were given a very informative education session, having been explained the process of growing, preparing and rolling the cigars. We were even given the opportunity to try and roll one! Glen coached us on how to properly light the cigars and different smoking technics. The staff was very friendly, and our meals (the ham& cheese omelette) was fantastic with the sweetest fruit. Even the coffee was top quality, and while it is a cigar shop Glen explained to us how to keep our coffee at its freshest, and even mamajuana preparation! It was very obvious to us that he was passionate and dedicated to his work, and it showed in his tour and the wonderful hospitality we were shown. No matter what age you are, definitely a memorable experience.
Written February 28, 2018
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Lynn F
Vero Beach, FL86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
We visited on a private tour with Rene' Robles. The owner shared his time with us and presented a wonderful history of tobacco growing and curing in the DR. We felt very welcome in his store and lounge. Will be visiting again in December to "stock up" on the fine cigars/cigarillos from this fine establishment.
Written May 2, 2017
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W peraza
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Mr. glen Hamilton the owner of vivonte cigars was a great host and took took time out of his busy day for us just to make sure he gave us his best. took us around his small small cigar company but very impressive tour it was. Great tasting cigars at a good price make it a place to stop if you are in puerto plata, d r
Written October 8, 2019
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Thanks very much for your kind words.
Written August 11, 2023
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Donald H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Friendly and professional business with great customer services, the best coffee and cigars available in Puerto Plata in my opinion. I would definitely recommend this factory as a must stop. If you are a cigar connoisseur, this is the place for you. Glen Hamilton will show you his deep passion and wealth of knowledge on how to make and enjoy the most premium quality and tasteful cigars that I have tasted and enjoyed in my life. Thanks Glen and your team for a truly enjoyable and wonderful experience!
Written April 15, 2018
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