Once a Castro bass-fishing refuge (Bohío 33 was El Commandante's), this odd hideaway spread over 12 little islands in the Laguna del Tesoro has 44 'bohíos' (huts) with good screens and adequate comforts - though the mosquitoes can be fierce. A 15-minute boat ride to headquarters, which is on stilts, is followed by a canoe ride to the guest cabins. Guests must canoe in to the main lodge for meals in the restaurant. This is an interesting place, but unless guests long to try the bass fishing, steer clear. The air-conditioned property offers a lobby with a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a games room, TV lounge, bar and a car park.
The bungalow complex is situated on the Zapata peninsula next to a reconstructed Taino Indian village, accessed across a large lake (Laguna del Tesoro) in mangrove swamps.
The wooden huts covered with palm leaves feel like ship cabins, but are air-conditioned and come with new bathrooms with a shower, small lounges and a private terrace. Other in-room amenities include a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, a minibar and a double bed.
There are evening events which recreate traditional rituals. Guests can also rent boats, go horse riding, diving, bird watching or visit a nearby crocodile farm. The complex has a swimming pool with sun loungers laid out for use.
À la carte options are available for lunch and dinner.
MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV