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August 4, 2020

Some names are particularly fitting. The word cigar is thought to come from “sik’ar,” the word for smoking in the language of the ancient Maya who inhabited Honduras in the first millennium. In those days, smoking was a privilege reserved for kings. Today, many can enjoy a Honduran cigar “hecho tota...

August 4, 2020

Maya was the first to bring “terroir” and “proposal of taste” into the cigar conversation. She sees cigars as an agricultural product first and foremost. Like a fine wine, it bears the stamp of its origins, the character of its land. Her greatest challenge at first was to enhance the concept of terr...

May 4, 2020

It was during the first voyage of Christopher Columbus, in 1492, that Europeans discovered tobacco and first tried the ancestor of our current cigars. Columbus himself took no interest in the discovery: gold was what he was after. But these “muskets” or “firearms”, of which the natives seemed to bre...

May 4, 2020

Most of the world has been confined to the home spaces due to the spread of coronavirus, this has prompted us to reinvent the home-office concept and the virtual gatherings for social, educational and work purposes have multiplied to our amazement. The cigar world was no exception, and has taken adv...

May 4, 2020

And while we certainly have a lot to celebrate since we began producing our first cigars a quarter of a century ago, we are also taking time to ponder the new challenges that we are all facing in the midst of the quarantine that most of us are subject to, regardless of our country of origin. At Maya...

March 3, 2020

A GLIMPSE INTO OUR HISTORY
 

The much-desired positioning of the Flor de Selva, Villa Zamorano and Cumpay brands on the cigar market was no accident. At the age of 16, Maya Selva moved from Honduras to France in order to continue her studies. She returned in 1995, eager to gain experience, particular...

February 8, 2020

This year is the 25th anniversary of Maya Selva Cigars – a true milestone in our history of providing aficionados around the world with a great smoking experience. We kicked off our year-long schedule of festivities right where it all started, the city of Danlí in Honduras. The event was an opportun...

February 8, 2020

The daring effort launched 25 years ago by Maya Selva brought Honduran cigars to the European market, which until now, had been dominated by Cuban cigars.

Maya Selva, daughter of a French mother and a Honduran father, originally studied at the Ecole Internationale des Sciences du Traitement de l'In...

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