QM featured in
"Update: Antigua"
Jan/Feb, 2004

At Quinta Maconda we are dedicated to advancing the concept of quality and authenticity in Mesoamerica, and to the conservation of its culture and nature. We believe this to be our best contribution to the region.

The components of our world - hospitality, bespoke travel, regional arts, design, consulting and promotion - are borne from the same passion and curiosity for this fascinating region. Whether for travel, business or leisure our extensive local knowledge and contacts are at your service to help you forge an unparalleled Guatemala experience.

We are pleased to present our inn Quinta Maconda in Antigua, and our jungle river retreat Rancho Corozal, two lifestyle properties of distinction and authenticity, offering our guests great style and comfort while visiting Guatemala.

Quinta Maconda travel design crafts unique journeys throughout Guatemala and beyond. Our decades of exploration and discovery will open doors to authentic journeys through byways that few visitors experience.

Quinta Maconda also offers a broad range of consulting services and a unique collection of hand-woven brocades and handmade leather travel wear.

All Quinta Maconda
properties are featured
in the premier Guatemalan
architecture book,
Casa Guatemalteca.

Quinta Maconda's  Handmade Lifestyle  Philosophy
The fast pace of 21st century living often impedes the enjoyment of the promised
pleasures that wealth and hard work have given one the right to access. Today, at the crossroads of old-world traditions and high-technology, we understand the delicate balance of our time and the many privileges it has to offer.

The QM handmade lifestyle is about a priority — that of intelligent living. We are committed to offering our guests the ingredients for creating an authentic way of life.  Our luxury is about comfort, soothing of the senses, spiritual and physical well being. It is about boundless culture and education, privileged access, hospitality, and adventure: an exclusive venue for family and friends to share.

Looking forward to your visit

In a world where authenticity has become an endangered species, one will find in Guatemala an atmosphere of old-world charm that will inspire the imagination. During the course of centuries it has seduced countless travelers; some have at one time or another made it their home. Guatemala is undoubtedly a world class romantic destination in the spirit of classic travel and lifestyle. We look forward to hosting you so that you too can be seduced by Guatemala's charms.


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Florence Trowbridge Heaton







Paula Genest-Heaton
Kenya 1962






John R. Heaton
Winter Olympics 1948
silver medalist, Skeleton