Best time to visit Cuba

Tobacco Harvest

Get world's finest cigars from the very heart of world's tobacco industry

Tobacco Harvest in Cuba 2020 - Best Time
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With suitable climatic conditions and vast territories, Cuba is one of the largest tobacco exporters across the world. Cuban cigars are one of the most iconic symbols of the country. If you plan your Cuban holidays for early spring, you'll​ get a chance to watch vast tobacco fields at the harvest time.

Harvesting tobacco in Vinales 2020
Harvesting tobacco in Vinales

The two major tobacco types are Corojo and Criollo that are mostly grown in the Pinar del Rio Province in the West where you can see the whole process. The best black tobacco grows on this fertile soil. Four other tobacco regions include Remedios and Oriente, Partidos, and Semi Vuelta Abajo. The latter provides tobacco leaves for the most famous cigars: the Habano.

Tobacco harvester near Puerto Esperanza, Vinales, Cuba 2020
Tobacco harvester near Puerto Esperanza, Vinales, Cuba