Information

  • Plaza de la Cultura - Culture Square
  • Iglesia El Carmen
  • Palacio Tecleño de la Cultura y las Artes
  • Parque Daniel Hernandez - Daniel Hernandez Park
  • Hogar de Ancianos San Vicente de Paul
  • Las Colinas - Las Colinas Tragedy Place
  • MUTE - Museum Tecleño
  • Hogar de Niños Guirola - Guirola Orphan House
  • Parque San Martín - San Martín Park
  • Casa de la Cultura Tecleña - Cultural House

The city was named after Saint Thecla who was a saint of the early Christian Church, and a reported follower of Paul of Tarsus in the 1st century AD. She is not mentioned in the New Testament, but the earliest record of her comes from the apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla, probably composed in the early 2nd century.

Santa Tecla was founded as "Nueva San Salvador" on August 8, 1854 by the president José María San Martín after the capital city was destroyed by an earthquake. It served as capital of the republic from 1855 to 1859 and became departmental capital in 1865. The continued development of the city was spurred by the success of the local coffee industry, becoming a very productive commercial city.

  • TIME : 10.00 am until 1.00 pm (3 hours including a 15 minute break)
  • TOUR PRICE : $20 adults, $12 If you bring your own bike.
  • TOUR INCLUDES : Bike hire, helmet, reflective vest, a bottle of water, museums entrance and rain poncho in the case of rain.
  • MEETING POINT : We meet 15min earlier at Plaza de la Cultura, 1ra Calle Poniente y 1er Ave. Norte.
  • RESERVATIONS : Reservations are required. CLICK HERE to book, or call +503 7683 2544 to check for late availability.

Even though the tour is safe we recommend the following:

  • TRIP PREPARATION : Please make sure that you have all your travel documents ready prior to your trip. If you are traveling to El Salvador this information could be helpful for: U.S. Citizens and visa requirements for Non U.S. Citizens
  • While most travelers to El Salvador experience no safety or security problems, the criminal threat in El Salvador is critical and a Travel Warning for El Salvador is in place.
  • A bike tour makes your experience particularly susceptible to the weather. Clients often call us to ask, “What happens if it rains during my bike tour?” To which we always respond – “There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices." - So here you can see weather forecast and always be prepared for the occasion.
  • WHAT TO BRING : Money of course you will need it, and you can buy some stuff during the trip or you can tip our guide after the tour. We recommend that you only bring a few bucks just to buy additional water and juices along the way or for spending.
  • You may want to bring a hat, sunblock and long-sleeved shirt
  • Don't forget to bring your camera to snap those memories
  • Don't bring valuable objects like gold necklace, watches or similar
  • And last but not least, don’t forget your enthusiasm, curiosity and spirit of fun!

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