Hi TA experts. We are a couple in our early 50's and making our first trip to Mexico City in December 2013. We thought that after Mexico City we would visit another nearby country (the first and most likely only time in Central America). TA rates Antigua and San Jose very highly but how can I know which would be better for us? Here is what we are looking for: really cute streetscapes , town squares and markets with vivid colonial architecture, particularly old churches... nice hotels that reflect the local region (that is, not sterile spaces that they could be mistaken for being anywhere) and great views (the pictures I have seen of Antigua are very alluring). Beaches aren't important to us, but local colour and good places to eat, drink and relax are. Our intended stay will be 5 nights. Any suggestions and comments would be welcome.