Hotels in Guatemala
Long the preferred choice for luxury in Antigua—partly from inertia, but mostly because it deserves the attention—this 16th-century convent turned hotel has 129 distinct rooms, a colonial-art museum, and an archeological center.
Set on a former coffee plantation, this once-middling motel in an overcrowded tourist stop has restyled itself as the place to stay in Panajachel—which is, well, still an overcrowded tourist stop.
This jungle hotel certainly has pedigree: it’s one of Francis Ford Coppola’s luxurious Latin American retreats. Over the years, the famous winemaker (and award-winning director) has opened or acquired hideaways in some of his favorite spots: Belize, Buenos Aires, and here, in northern Guatemala.
Named after a town from Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, this former private home in a colonial city in Guatemala marries old-world charm with high-tech convenience.
Ceiba Porta Spa offers an Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) massage ritual that incorporates locally grown maize for exfoliation and jade stones meant to activate the chakras.