Hotel Zaza

Hotel in Sancti Spíritus

Perched above expansive Embalse Zaza, 5km east of Sancti Spíritus, this scruffy rural retreat looks more like a utilitarian apartment block transplanted from Moscow than a hotel – not that this discourages the armies of bass fishers who descend on the lake in droves (four-hour fishing trips go for CUC$40).

For nonfishers there’s a swimming pool and boat trips on the lake (one-hour cruise CUC$20 for two people).