Top things to do

Basilica in Esquipulas

Basílica de Esquipulas

A massive structure that has resisted the power of earthquakes for almost 250 years, the basilica is approached through a pretty park and up a wide flight of steps. The impressive facade and towers are floodlit at n…
Fast Food in Esquipulas

La Rotonda

Opposite Rutas Orientales bus station, this is a round building with chairs arranged around a circular open-air counter under a big awning. It's a welcoming place – clean and fresh. There are plenty of options to ch…
Chinese in Esquipulas

Restaurant El Angel

This main-street Chinese eatery does all the standard dishes, plus steaks and a good range of licuados (milkshakes). Home delivery is available, and it has daily specials on the cheap, too.
Guatemalan in Esquipulas

Restaurante Calle Real

Typical of many restaurants here, this big eating-barn turns out cheap meals for the pilgrims. It has a wide menu, florescent lighting and lots of paintings of the basilica on the wall.
Steak in Esquipulas

City Grill

The best steakhouse in town (featuring some of the best steaks for miles around) also serves up some decent seafood and pasta dishes. The pizza is worth a look-in, too.
Cave in Esquipulas

Centro Turístico Cueva de las Minas

This has a 50m-deep cave (bring your own light), grassy picnic areas and the Río El Milagro, where people come for a dip and say it's miraculous. The cave and river are 500m from the entrance, which is behind the ba…
Market in Esquipulas

Plaza Santa Fé

Next to the Basilica, this shopping market has all sorts of trinkets, souvenirs, clothes, textiles and more.