Santiago de Los Caballeros, the city of the heart (Ciudad Corazón), lies in the green valley of Cibao. The second largest city in the Dominican Republic after Santo Domingo is the cradle of rum, the Merengues, and tobacco. Tobacco for world-famous cigars grows on the local plantations. In Santiago de Los Caballeros, two-thirds of the world’s handmade premium cigars are produced, as visitors can see at close range in the city’s tobacco museum. Santiago combines beauty, culture, and history, the lush nature merges with the beautiful historical old town. Santiago de Los Caballeros is particularly recommended for a round trip in the Dominican Republic.