CASA DE LOS CANTAROS is no longer a B&B. the owner has retired.
Some websites still list it incorrectly as open. We have gotten in touch with these websites and asked that they remove Casa de los Cantaros from their listings, but even if you see it listed, Casa de los Cantaros is now closed.

The owner is grateful to her former guests, and to those of you who now respect her retirement and wishes you a wonderful stay in Antigua and the rest of Guatemala.

Thank you very much.

Wandering among the ruins and along the streets of La Antigua Guatemala, visitors are taken back to the 16th century. There are still some stately colonial mansions in Antigua.

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Built in 1597, around a beautiful patio lush with wonderful tropical plants, Casa de los Cantaros provides a perfect setting, quiet and peaceful. Antigua, the city of Eternal Spring where flowers bloom all year round.

The owner's family came to the new world with the conquistadores, her great-great-grandfather , Mariano Montealegre Bustamente is mentioned in John L. Stephens Book Incidents of travel in Yucatan, Chiapas and Central America, (1847). Stephens stayed at Don Mariano's hacienda/finca, Don Mariano being one of the largest coffee growers in Central America, according to Stephens.

Monday, Thursday and Saturday are market days, and Antigua is made even more beautiful by the colorful costumes worn by the native people who come in from the surrounding area to buy and sell. But for visitors every day is shopping day in the Artisan Markets, Antique Shops and Art Galleries. Antigua is a center for fine dining with restaurants offering local and international cuisine.


View of Volcan Agua from the second story bedroom

The Gran Salon, antiques, period pantings and sculptures

Opposite side of the Gran Salon

Typical Corridor or breezeway

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