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Old November 23rd, 2006, 10:10 PM
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We will dock in Calica(Playa Del Carmen) on the 27th and need to buy Cuban cigars for Christmas presents...anyone know of a reputable places in the area?
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Hi alohaolean,

I don't know the answer to your question, but if you're planning on bringing the cigars back into the US, please think again!

Those cute little beagles at the cruise terminal and the airport can sniff out cigars and you will be in very serious trouble if they're Cubans!

Just an FYI...
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As stated above, if you bring into the U.S., at the very least you will be fined big time. And, frankly, they aren't worth it. There are a lot of rip off "Cuban" cigars. My hubby bought one on a cruise and smoked it on board (which is allowed). He said it was moldy and awful.
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As stated above, if you bring into the U.S., at the very least you will be fined big time. And, frankly, they aren't worth it. There are a lot of rip off "Cuban" cigars. My hubby bought one on a cruise and smoked it on board (which is allowed). He said it was moldy and awful.
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Marty, your wrong and right. First off, if you do manage to buy genuine Cuban cigars outside the US and get caught attempting to bring them back, you WONT get fined. Depending on the mood of the agent, you may get hassled a little bit and maybe detained for a while. But in the end, your cigars will simply be confiscated, nothing more. I have never heard of anyone being fined. There's probably some customs agents out there with nicely stocked humidors.

The second part of your post, about rip off cuban cigars is right on the money. Unless your buying them from an actual Habanos S.A. store, you will most likely be buying cheap countefiet cigars. Unless you are very saavy at spotting fakes, its best to just pass on the cuban cigars for sale. There are some very convincing counterfiet cigars out there that can even confuse the experts.

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It is nothing like having some quality time with friends by having booze of Jack Daniels and smoking some Cuban cigars. I personally do the hang out like these with my friends and we used to smoke Cuban
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I know you wrote that you are stopping in PDC so here is a link to some info on that area....Cuban Cigars in PDC - Playa del Carmen Forum - TripAdvisor

Note JH below wrote Casa "de" NOT "del"

Here is what John Heald wrote recently about this subject:
".... the Casa de Habana located at the Forum Shops in Cozumel. This is the only place that sells real 100% authentic Cuban cigars. Cozumel and Progresso are notorious for selling fake cigars so please be careful. A regular cigar smoker can tell by the colour, the wrap and the feel of a cigar but one way to know is the price. If a medium-sized Cuban cigar is selling for anything less than $25, itís a fake so my advice is stick to Casa de Habana in Cozumel. "
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There is a place in PDC, I believe it's part of the Havana Club group. It's really a night club, but they are open during the day. It's in the area of the finer shops right in PDC. They have a few cubanos. Good Luck.
(do not buy off the street)

The place Phil mentions is very good-I see cruise ship staff in there all the time, but not worth taking a ferry over just for cigars IMHO.
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Hi alohaolean,

I don't know the answer to your question, but if you're planning on bringing the cigars back into the US, please think again!

Those cute little beagles at the cruise terminal and the airport can sniff out cigars and you will be in very serious trouble if they're Cubans!

Just an FYI...
Those cute little Beagles are trained to smell many things; narcotics and other illegal drugs, bombs, etc.

But they are NOT trained to smell cigars.
A Cuban cigar smells just like cigars from any other country. If these dogs were trying to find passengers carrying cigars, they would be running their little legs off and upsetting many passengers who were doing nothing wrong.

If you want to bring Cuban Cigars back to the USA, you need only remove the bands and labels.
Not even a sophisticated biochemist with a full laboratory can determine if a cigar comes from Cuba or Honduras - if he cannot see a label or cigar band on it.
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A similar thing about whether they are genuine ...we bought Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee in Jamaica, now I only had this coffee on one holiday over there but always wanted to buy some but it is SO expensive in UK...all I can say is what we bought didn't taste as I remember!!! Actually it wasn't even nice, still better than instant though!
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I am lover of cigars and smoke it regularly and that much addicted that i can't survive even one day without smoking cigars.I am in search for options of buying cigar online.If anyone here knows a place to purchase online then do share here.

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