Tenerife cigars are much wanted as gifts or by people that simply love smoking them.
However, I do not recommend smoking cigars or cigarettes. I am very glad that I could kick the habit and could get rid off the addiction.
So don't smoke, as it will kill you sooner or later in a very bad way. Yes, we shall all die. But don't push it to be in a nasty manner. Mind smokers will surely suffer much more when they catch the Coronavirus Covid 19 or a similar disease.
The Coronavirus loves to settle on dirty grounds. A dirty smoker lung is an ideal base for it.
However, Cigars by Arturo make nice gifts, as they are wonderful souvenir crafts
to collect, to look at, to touch, to smell and to talk about. Indeed, dried Tabaco leaves have an intriguing perfume, a fascinating texture and can start interesting conversations.
The shop Tabacos Arturo which is made up like an olden days cigar
museum sells them. Some insist on Cuban ones but, Tenerife offers a good
Besides, best cigars which always come from Cuba are much more expensive than the so called Puros Tinerfeños or Puros Canarios, as the locals say in Spanish. Hand made or hecho a mano applies to Arturo's house brand.My pal Guenther Dahmen who stopped smoking for better health recommended Tobacco Arturo to me, as a curiosity. He's known it since 1972.
The other day, I managed to visit this shop again which is now in a new location.
Notice the new, more prominent and more touristic address of Cigarros Arturo
It's in Avda. Tomé Cano, 8 beside the top Tenerife crafts shop El Limonero and right opposite the famous, natural pools Caletón or Charcos of Garachico.
In fact, it's also next door to the good seafood restaurant Restaurante Rocamar There too, stone steps lead to a high first floor entrance.
Tel: 0034 + 922 133515
or mobile (Spain 0034) 654 28 37 33 and 654 28 37 30
Arturo' s place is marked with a prominent plaque. A life size Tenerife custom dressed Mannequin stands in local custom attire outside his door. An icon to remind Tenerife culture of times gone by...
The shop Tabacos Arturo seems to promote mainly the Macuba brand. However, there were more boxes on top of shelves in the back.
We were in a hurry on our day trip to Icod, Masca, San Eugenio beach and Arona.
I tried to find out only the most important.
Yes, the man whose name might be Miguel Angel Jiménez Muñoz because that's what his business card says can sell you hand rolled cigars.
They are much in demand.
The salesman made one for me. I suppose that he can make any shape or virtually any size if the tabaco leaf he pulls out permits.
Therefor, no point to show you a photo. For a rather slim pointy cigar he charged me 1 Euro a price that may have gone up over the years.
Once, my friend Guenther said that Arturo's shop used to sell hand
rolled rustic cigars with all kinds of flavors. Strawberry or
whatever... Indeed, Tobacos Arturo is your best bet to get them on the island.
I haven't tried the one I bought. Mind, I am very happy to have become a non-smoker. A victim needs finding to sample mine. Just kidding... My collectors' cigar is called a Caliceño.
To judge by the smell of its tobacco leaves it must be good. That is all I need to know.
Be careful when you buy hand made cigars on the biggest Canary Island or anywhere on its archipelago. Mind that Tabacos Arturo
is a brand name. It's very unlikely that his merchandise isn't fresh
and in top condition when you purchase it. On the other hand, it may be
possible that even those cigars have a limited life like all produce.
The exception would be such ware that contains heavy preservatives or
much salt. Both ingredients are very unlikely with Arturo's merchandise.
So don't just buy "perishables" like cigars on a flea
Mind the new environmental policy which has been turned into an anti smoking law on January 01, 2011 for the whole of Spain which includes Tenerife and all other provinces..
Would you believe that there was once a real Tobaco culture in the town of grand parents of mine in Germany near Heidelberg? Now there is a Cigar and Tobaco Museum in Lorsch of Hessiahere
Unfortunately, the information of which is only available in German. I remember the fields of the aromatic leaves for smoking from my childhood days. But grand dad would only puff them 'made in Cuba'. The museum comes as as surprise to me.
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