Hacienda El Carmen was originally a monastery. The original building was built in 1722. Since passing through many generations it has been many things, and now it is a wonderful hotel with about 20 rooms. There is also a spa (including massage), a restaurant/bar, a chipping green, water with pedal boats, a sweat lodge, a horse, and peacocks. It is hard to imagine a more relaxing place to spend a few days than here. I can say that honestly because we were urged to stayed here for the night, in order to better document the place in words and pictures. It's hard to leave this place in a bad mood - it might even be impossible.