We could not decide whether we wanted to stay in old town, Casco Viejo or one of the towers. We were very glad we stayed in Casco Viejo in Los Cuatro Tulipanes! It was very charming and a lot more interesting than staying in one of the towers that are like every other city. They have come far enough along on revitalizing Casco Viejo that there was plenty to do and plenty of good restaurants. We felt perfectly safe. Blas the special taxi driver added to our trip as he was interesting to talk with and always punctual. Los Cuatro Tulipanes has used the old brick walls from the old nunery to add to its charm. Everyone from Matt the owner to Ivana the one that is there daily to take care of you were very nice and helpful. We felt like family.