Sancti Spíritus has one of the best new boutique hotels in Cuba, as well as a good collection of casas particulares clustered within easy walking distance of the old town's main attractions. Hostal Paraíso, Máximo Gómez 11 Sur between Honorato (Parque Honorato) and Cervantes (tel. 41/33-4658 or 52/71-1257;, has two comfortable rooms -- one in an old doctor's consulting room where an original glass cabinet is embedded in the wall. Hostal Las Américas, Carretera Central No. 157 Sur, between Cuba and Cuartel (tel. 41/322-984;, run by Pedro Hernández Castro, has two air-conditioned guest rooms with TVs and an attractive garden full of fruit trees.

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