Welcome to Moca
The country town of Moca has prospered in recent decades as a result of its production of coffee, cocoa and tobacco. During the 18th century the town was one of the Spanish colony's chief cattle centers. In 1805, the invading Haitian army took Moca, killed approximately 500 villagers and razed the town. Moca struggled back, and in the 1840s began to raise tobacco as a commercial crop; now, some of the world's finest cigars contain tobacco grown on the hillsides around the town.