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Guatemala's capital city, Guatemala City, is located about 110 kilometres to the west of Chiquimula.
Get some fresh air and admire the natural surrounds of Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve. It's situated 40 kilometres away from Chiquimula. You can also find a bit of peace and quiet at Ipala Volcano, 30 kilometres away.
Take a break from all the distractions of modern technology with an afternoon spent at Ismael Cerna Park.
Interested in experiencing the area's religious side? Pay your respects at Nuestra Senora del Transito Church.
Passionate about sports? Then you should look up the event schedule at Rio Hondo Football Stadium, located 30 kilometres to the north in Rio Hondo.
If you travel 25 kilometres to the north from Chiquimula, you'll find Estanzuela. Many travellers like to use this place as a base to go to Rio Hondo Municipal Park and Rio Hondo Church.
Spend a while walking around the Copan Ruins, Central Park and Las Sepulturas Archaeological Site. All of these sights are not far from the middle of Copan Ruinas, 40 kilometres to the east. Have more time on your hands? The Camino Maya Recreational Center and the Sculpture Museum of Copan should also feature on your itinerary.
Your eyes shouldn't get to have all the fun while you're in Chiquimula. Give your taste buds a little loving too by trying out the local food and beverage offerings. After all, you can't say you've really experienced a destination until you've tasted its flavours.
Typical fare here tends to include beans (frijoles) and chicken, two commonly used ingredients for which the area is known for serving up.
While Chiquimula is home to plenty of delicious foods, you shouldn't leave without sampling chiles rellenos (bell peppers stuffed with meat and vegetables) and gallo en chicha (chicken stew). Considered regional specialties, you'll have to put them on your must-eat list if you really want to get a taste of this destination.
Do you still have a bit of give in your waistband after your main meal? Then put in an order for coconut flan, a mouthwatering sweet treat.
To beer or not to beer? That is the question. Of course, the answer should always be beer. When you're in this corner of the world, Victoria is the one you want.
Do you like discussing the balance, texture and structure of a tasty drop of wine? Or would you rather rip the cork out and just enjoy it? Château DeFay White Merlot and Château DeFay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot are what you need to order here.
With just a little bit of your holiday allowance remaining in your wallet and some wonderful memories that will last your whole life, say a final "Hasta la vista" to Chiquimula.
El Salvador International Airport (SAL), the closest airport, is some 160 kilometres to the south from the centre of Chiquimula. Map out a route, pack up your bag and set an alarm — and be sure not to hit the snooze button too many times!
If you're planning on spending the night, it's probably a good idea to book your Chiquimula hotel in advance (don't worry, last minute bookings work too!) At the moment, there are only 2 accommodations available on lastminute.com.au.
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