Meson Panza Verde was established in 1986 as one of the first European style bed and breakfasts in Antigua, Guatemala. Ideally located at the quiet end of famous Fifth Avenue, it is a pleasant four block walk from Antigua’s main Plaza and Cathedral down a cobble stone street past wonderful ruins and several delightful shops. The inn has nine lovely suites and three double rooms. There is an inviting central garden and fountain surrounded by a veranda that is “quintessential” Antigua. Our restaurant is considered one of the finest in the country. Its reputation for “international cuisine with a twist” has made it a favorite with Guatemalans and international travelers alike.
People often ask about our name. Panza Verde (green belly) is what generations of Antigüeños have called themselves. No one is quite certain of the true story, but it is said the people who remained here after the Capital was moved to Guatemala City were so poor they had to subsist on avocados. Being a Panza Verde is mentioned with great pride.
An elegant restaurant with fine French and international cuisine in a romantic ambiance amid an exceptional collection of fine wines, original paintings, art objects and a vaulted cathedral ceiling. You may also choose to dine alfresco on the veranda surrounding the garden and fountain. In-room dining and room service also available.