Resting in the shadow of three volcanoes, Antigua Guatemala, or “La Antigua”, as it’s often called, was the country’s capital for over 200 years. It offers a fascinating blend of European and Indian culture, with its monumental sixteenth century Baroque churches and vibrant natural beauty.

El Convento Boutique Hotel is across the street from the Capuchinas Convent, abandoned after the 1773 earthquake and now open to the public for tours.