ORIENTE MYSTICAL AND NATURAL
The region of Oriente is located in a warm climatic zone and is characterized by the contrasts of its districts Zacapa, Chiquimula, Jalapa, Jutiapa and Progreso. The “Sierra de las Minas” with its dense jungle, the most extensive in Central America, is part of the Zacapa district and is protected for its great biodiversity. More than 885 species of mammals, birds and reptiles live in this intact ecosystem. Moreover, one of the region’s most important Catholic pilgrimage destinations is located in the village of Esquipulas: The Basílica Menor of the Cristo Negro.
Photo: Tikal National Park