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Guatemala's capital city, Guatemala City, lies approximately 130 kilometres to the west of Esquipulas.
Get some fresh air into your body and appreciate the natural surroundings of Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve. It's situated 35 kilometres away from Esquipulas. You can also find a bit of peace and quiet at Ipala Volcano, 35 kilometres away.
Make your stay an informative one by learning the history of the Los Arcos Aqueduct.
Curious about the area's religious side? Extend your respects at Esquipulas Basilica.
How about stopping by Mine Cave Tourist Center? It's an awesome way to enjoy some time.
Looking for some additional close-by localities? Metapan is about 30 kilometres to the south, so jump in the car and start exploring! Alternatively, Ipala, 30 kilometres west of Esquipulas, is also worth the journey.
Copan Ruinas is 35 kilometres from Esquipulas and is an essential part of the local region. Nearby sights include the Copan Ruins, Central Park and Las Sepulturas Archaeological Site. Still got some time to burn? The Camino Maya Recreational Center and the Sculpture Museum of Copan are also within reach.
To really experience a place is to taste the local food and drink, so prepare to munch, crunch, sip and slurp your way across Chiquimula. The only thing you need to take with you is a robust appetite!
Typical cuisine here tends to include beans (frijoles) and chicken, two commonly used ingredients for which the area is famous for serving up.
Don't miss your chance to sample chiles rellenos (bell peppers stuffed with meat and vegetables) or gallo en chicha (chicken stew). These traditional meals come highly recommended by the locals.
'Stressed' spelled backwards is 'desserts', and that's not just a coincidence. There's no more delightful way to say goodbye to your worries than with coconut flan, a sweet treat that's often found on dinner tables here.
If you really want to see the big pitcher, grab the hopportunity to toss down a beer. The schooner the better! Dorky beer puns aside, don't forget to sample Victoria, one of the most popular local brews.
Whether you're a vino savant or you've never been to a vineyard, you're sure to appreciate a taste of the local Château DeFay White Merlot or Château DeFay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot.
Before you pack up and wave "Hasta la vista", why not spend the last bits of your holiday allowance and treat yourself to some lasting reminders of Esquipulas?
Would you like to know where the nearest airport is? Well, it's called El Salvador International Airport (SAL) and you'll find it 130 kilometres south.
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