Vivonte Cigars
Vivonte Cigars
5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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  • Pat B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Life changing experience
    Beyond amazing! Glen is the best at what he does, & that's making guest feel welcome & making a fantastic cigar. You can tell within 10 minutes there that this is not just a business looking to make a quick buck, but more of a labor of love for him. I truly appreciate a small business that make a great quality product & he nailed it. I've been enjoying what I thought were good cigars for over 40 yrs.....until today's visit. He seriously set my standards to a whole new level. Forget the guy's around the block & spend your time and money here. You'll leave feeling like you you have a new best friend who happens to make a great cigar. Thanks Glen for a fantastic visit.
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure.
    Written 10 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 June 2023
  • 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 28 November 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 4 January 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 17 February 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 17 February 2024
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Peter
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
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.
Written 4 January 2024
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Lord K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Was visiting Puerto Plata via cruise ship. I sent Glen Hamilton an email a week or two in advance, and he set us up with a taxi and private tour. Glen, the owner, is a very warm and welcoming fellow who met us at the door and personally showed us around his operation. We sat and chatted while enjoyed cigars and beer in the lounge. Prices are very reasonable and I bought a box to bring home to Canada. If I am ever anywhere near Puerto Plata again, I absolutely will visit again.
**Caution: Many predatory competitors will work hard to get you to the wrong place. If you want to visit Vivonte, ONLY trust Glen's driver and ONLY go into the shop in the picture.
Written 18 December 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 28 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Adventure40297947074
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I have been in Puerto Plata some days ago, by cruise. Before to get there, a few days before, i wrote an email to Glen and he quickly answered to me. When I arrived there, He was waiting for me. He showed to us his labor, how they make the cigars and the aging room, after that we enjoyed a cigar toghether and talking a couple hours. He has been very kind and nice with us, I highly raccomend it. What else? Great cigars and great people!!!!
Marco &Jenny
by Italy
Written 16 August 2023
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Pat B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Beyond amazing! Glen is the best at what he does, & that's making guest feel welcome & making a fantastic cigar. You can tell within 10 minutes there that this is not just a business looking to make a quick buck, but more of a labor of love for him.

I truly appreciate a small business that make a great quality product & he nailed it.
I've been enjoying what I thought were good cigars for over 40 yrs.....until today's visit. He seriously set my standards to a whole new level. Forget the guy's around the block & spend your time and money here. You'll leave feeling like you you have a new best friend who happens to make a great cigar. Thanks Glen for a fantastic visit.
Written 26 June 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure.
Written 11 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

S J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
If you want a great tour go see Glen, he is great. The tour was informative, and very relaxing. My husband and I were there for a few hours. Glen and his staff are so friendly, also the Cigars are exceptional.
Written 23 May 2023
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Thank you so very much. So very glad you both enjoyed our time together as much as we did. Thanks again.
Written 11 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Celeste S
Lakewood Ranch, FL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We contacted the owner, Glen, via email a few days before our arrival to see if he could accommodate us at his factory the day our cruise ship was in port. He was easy to contact and responded quickly that he would be available. He gave us a very informative tour showing us his cigar aging room and one of his rollers was there to show us how they roll the cigar. He explained the whole process from seed to cigar explaining how the manufacturing business works. He has a great passion for his business and wants his customers to have a great experience. His humidor is filled with his top cigars and after smoking one of his cigars my husband purchased a box with no sales pressure and was a very happy man that day. We highly recommend that you stop by when in Puerto Plata.
Written 1 May 2023
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Thank you both so very much. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed our time together.
Written 11 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sam F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We had a blast, loved the history of the trade and knowledge shared. Had a few drinks, got a great cigar and made a few friends. Try the #12, it’s a great cigar.
Written 12 March 2023
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Thanks so much for your kind words Sam. So glad to hear that you had a blast too!
Written 11 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rachael O
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Glen talked to us about his handcrafted cigars and gave us a tour. He is a master blender and does his own cigars. I smoked a mild, smooth & creamy cigar. My husband smoked a medium to full with great flavor, nutty and creamy. Both had a great burn. Well worth the time to see, learn and enjoy a great stick.
Written 10 March 2023
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Thanks very much Rachael. Even though it's months later finally getting around to checking our reviews, it makes my day to hear this feedback.
Written 11 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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