There is something about forbidden fruit that makes it so much sweeter. People who don’t even smoke will search for Cuban cigars while in the Riviera Maya. The truth is there are a lot of cigar vendors, but a lot of them are not real Cuban cigars. Never buy from someone on the beach or the street. These vendors do not have access to Cuban trade goods and aren’t authorized to sell them. So where to go to avoid the counterfeit Cuban? One such shop is La Bodeguita del Medio is a bonafide Cuban goods dealer. After you get your Cuban, hang out and enjoy your smoke with a glass of Havana rum.
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