Honduras: The Rocky Patel Trip

This was literally paradise. The trip began as we flew into Tegucigalpa, Honduras. A bus was waiting for us at the airport, complete with cigars and beer for the 2 1/2 hour drive to Danli where the factory and tobacco fields were. Our home during this visit was just past Danli in Paraiso.

The first day was spent sitting by the pool with endless rum, beer, and cigars available to us. Now this is a vacation. The hospitality was above and beyond. I highly recommend everyone go on the Rocky Patel Trip. Your appreciation of cigars will increase dramatically with the experience.

This video gives you a look inside what we called home. When we first arrived I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was told it would be dorm style sleeping arrangements, which made me think a giant room of bunk beds. But no- everything was very nice! There are three beds to a room, a bathroom for each, and air conditioning units in every other room, but the air flows through them all. It was perfectly cozy (not to mention the naps outside by the pool).

I’ll be releasing more videos that walk you through the process, from the seed that is planted to the cigar being placed in the box for shipment. Stay tuned on the blog for all the updates and photos also to come.

Thank you to everyone at Rocky Patel for such an amazing visit- you took care of us like a part of the family, and that will not be forgotten.



  1. Mike - KnightRid
    Oct 08, 2009 @ 06:02:46

    Looks nice, except the beds – sheesh – is that where you slept? 3 beds in a little closet, or was that for massages?


  2. Roberto Torres-Torres
    Oct 08, 2009 @ 10:24:17

    I am deeply jealous!

  3. Adam
    Oct 09, 2009 @ 19:42:27

    Wow you’re freakin lucky. I can only imagine how much of a blast that was.

  4. teresa
    Oct 09, 2009 @ 23:56:24

    I was prepared for a giant room of twin bunk beds so this was quite a relief. And they were pretty comfortable; I slept cozy each night without any problems. But the beds were not the focus of this trip!

    This was an amazing experience- and one I’m looking to repeat again soon. You’ve got to go and see for yourself. The videos coming up next will give you a better insight. Cannot wait to show them to you :)

  5. James Wilson
    Oct 24, 2009 @ 20:50:33

    Oye Hot Chick! Looks like you had a good time! I toured the Camacho plantation in Danli, Honduras, lived on Roatan Island for awhile. I like your style, good luck to you! The cigar business can be a lot of fun.

  6. michael p
    Apr 18, 2010 @ 08:07:08

    i just came back from that trip last month; you pretty much covered it. we had 2 women on our trip and gustavo pursued them relentlessly; i am assuming he focused on you bigtime! i beat his ass in dominos and he wasn’t too happy about that either, especially when i mimicked his “say hello to my little friend”…

  7. mark
    May 11, 2010 @ 12:28:01

    Hey Mike

    I have a bunch of questions…..

    How was the food ??

    Did you guys bring any liquor of your own i’m asking because we all like scotch and was not sure if that was available

    Is it true you had constant access to cigars

    thanks in advance

  8. teresa
    May 12, 2010 @ 09:39:49

    Well, I’m not sure who Mike is, but to answer your questions: The food was excellent, much better than expected. We didn’t bring any liquor of our own, but there was a constant supply of Flor De Cana Rum and beer available. And yes, constant access to cigars. You could smoke 20 a day if you like. I think one of our friends smoked a dozen a day.

  9. mark
    May 12, 2010 @ 09:49:16

    MY NAME is mark and i thank you for the info

  10. michael p
    May 12, 2010 @ 11:08:47

    i concur with teresa; it’s an endless supply of edge, olde world reserve, sun grown, and a few others in the patio humi…all the honduran beer you can drink, and rum too…we stopped by a bar in danli; shots of rum: 10 cents…you can bring your own booze; i bought a bottle of scotch at duty free, but you can also get jonnie walker at a store in town (oscar will guide you there)…i think i averaged about 8 cigars a day…

    if i could go again i would…gonna try and maneuver another visit at the next patel event at my cigar bar…

    anymore questions; ask away….

  11. michael p
    May 12, 2010 @ 11:15:44

    oh, and the food is “good”; beans, fried plantains, and rice are a staple; fried meats and fish fillets for lunch…expect hardy, home-made breakfasts and lunches…unless you’re froo froo about your food (or a vegetarian), you should not ever be hungry…the evenings they grilled fajites one night, and the last night they brought in a pig roast…

  12. Jason
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:22:00

    Teresa and/or Michael,

    I’m leaving to go on the trip to Honduras on Wednesday, anything that you wish you would have brought with you or brought that found you didn’t need? Wifi there? Anything to make sure not to miss or bring home with you?

    Thanks in advance,

  13. michael
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:10:36

    hmmm…if you want to drink something other than beer or rum, buy it and bring with you…i got a bottle of scotch to share and it was welcomed by all…have small bills on hand to do some tipping; it doesn’t take a lot to make someone happy…have extra batteries on hand for your electronics…don’t panic when the plane makes a dramatic swoop into Tegucigalpa airport LOL (have fun waiting thru customs LOL)…be prepared for a 3 hr bumpy and rapid ride into the mountains…if you’re a coffee drinker, maybe you should bring a jar of instant; i remember some issues with the coffee…there are a few excursions into the cities, have some $$ available to buy stuff…there is an exit fee, make sure you have some bills to cover that…

    …but no worries about cigars; you will never run out of cigars to smoke when you’re there…i think all i smoked were the olde world reserves; i miss that big box of cigars LOL

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