Romance and Luxury in Antigua Guatemala – Hotel Panza Verde Review

Romance and Luxury in Antigua Guatemala - Hotel Panza Verde

Years ago I remembered my sister in law had a super romantic engagement. It was before I was living in Guatemala, but I specifically recalled that it happened in Antigua and her fiance reserved a section of a restaurant for this amazing night.

Finally, my husband and I learned all about what the magical place was and started looking at photos of it. Until one day when we were feeling romantic and needing a break from kids (yes, I do believe that it’s allowed to have some alone time for adults), we finally made a reservation, got nicely dressed, and headed over to the hotel.

Here is how everything went:

Romantic dinner at Hotel Panza Verde

The Romantic Panza Verde Restaurant Experience in Antigua, Guatemala

Mezon Panza Verde is a small yet luxurious boutique hotel and restaurant that offers a super romantic couples dinner option. First, there is their restaurant, it is gorgeous and with a small fountain on a side. The walls are made of stone and the overall decoration makes it super romantic.

For those looking for something more private, they have this gorgeous dome upstairs on the terrace and they decorate it with roses. This is usually a bit too cliche for me, but sometimes you gotta go with the flow.

We got our own private waiter and basically the run of the whole Terrace which offered spectacular views of Antigua.

Raves About a Private Dinner

I have to admit, it’s pretty hard to please me when it comes to eating out. But the food here is spectacular!

Really, the chef knows what he’s doing from the appetizers to the entree to the dessert.

They had some of the most perfect shrimp I ever tasted and my husband’s tenderloin in pepper sauce was the most delicious one that I have tried so far.

Since we live in Antigua the diner was where it ended, but the rooms at this hotel are also stunning so staying a night or two in it, prices are from $100 to $275 per night.

I soo highly recommend this experience. For the dinner, the private space, and waiter, as well as the decoration you will end up paying around $175 and worth every penny.

Downside of our Dinner Experience

The only thing that was a little bothering is that the dome is right next to the spiral staircase and since everyone can visit the terrace they always looked as though they were about to join us for a quick bite before moving onwards.

But it’s a small thing and one that I barely noticed.

How to do this

Go take a look at Mezon Panza Verde’s website and send them an email. You can also find them on any other of the major booking websites if you are looking for more photos and reviews so you don’t have to take just my word for it.

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Romance and Luxury in Antigua Guatemala - Hotel Panza Verde

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

2 Responses to Romance and Luxury in Antigua Guatemala – Hotel Panza Verde Review

  1. Love this post. How fun to get away and be pampered like that. Dessert looks delicious!
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