It’s on. Registration for the 2023 Puro Sabor, the Nicaraguan Cigar Festival, is now open. The annual festival, canceled for the past two years, is happening January 23-27 in Granada and Estelí, Nicaragua.
The festival starts with a welcome at the airport and delivers five days of immersion in the cigar culture of Nicaragua, including factory and farm tours, lunches and evening dinners with cigar celebs.
The last Puro Sabor took place in 2020 and we were there. It included a tour of the Drew Estate factory, a white party at J.C. Newman’s PENSA cigar factory and a gala dinner hosted by STG. We took pictures and notes, and the lengthy story of our good time is here.
For this year’s event, the cost is $2,500/single, $4,600/double, and includes lodging, meals, transport, and daily cigars. Attendees pay their own freight.
The festival is produced and presented by the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco, which is composed of various manufacturers in the country. The festival’s website lays out the details and registration info.