Most visitors to Esquipulas come solely to visit the Black Christ. However, there are a few other nearby attractions. Families with children should head to Chatun (tel. 502/5556-2788; www.parquechatun.com), a family-style recreation complex with a swimming pool, sports facilities (such as a zip-line attraction), climbing wall, and children's petting zoo. Admission is Q45 ($6/£3) for adults, Q30 ($4/£2) for children. Chatun is located 3km (2 miles) outside of Esquipulas on the road to Honduras.

If you're looking for a day trip, the Ipala Volcano is a popular tourist spot. The crater of this 1,650m (5,400-ft.) volcano forms a beautiful blue lake and makes a great hike. If you want to visit the volcano, ask your hotel for a reputable guide, as you shouldn't visit this remote site unaccompanied.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.