The East, Mystical and Natural
This is one of the religious centers of most importance for its spiritual awareness and mysticism.
Sierra de las Minas is home of more than 885 species of mammals, reptiles, and birds being 20 of them endemic bird species that live in the cloud forest reserve, the most extensive of Central America.
Esquipulas is an important destination for religious meetings and its icon is the well-recognized Basilica Menor del Cristo Negro.
This region also offers trips around natural treasures like the Ipala Volcano and Lagoon and the Güija Lagoon. Its visitors are delighted with the ecologic excursions and the enjoyment of the parks and history of the Paleontology and Archeology Museum Ing. Roberto Woofolk Saravia in Estanzuela. Such museum keeps skeletons of mastodons and whales that are 50 thousand –years-old. Besides, this region possesses colonial churches and artistic treasures worthy of visiting.