Information

  • Parque Juan Jose Cañas - Juan Jose Cañas Park
  • Ex-Casa Presidencial - Ex-Presidential House
  • Monumento a los proceres de la independencia - Funding Fathers Monument
  • Museo Militar - Army Museum
  • Mapa en Relieve - Relief Map
  • Cuartel Gral. PNC
  • Iglesia la Merced
  • Iglesia San Esteban
  • Plaza Zurita - Zurita Square
  • Avenida Independencia
  • Reloj de Flores - Flowers Clock
  • Museo Bar Lutecia ILC - Beer Museum ILC
  • Plaza Gral. Manuel Jose Arce
  • Fenadesal

San Salvador (English: Holy Savior) is the capital city of El Salvador, and the capital of the San Salvador department, founded in 1525, was the first capital city in Central America established by the Spanish colonizers. When El Salvador became independent in 1821, San Salvador had a population of 10,000. A large migration of rural residents to the capital increased the population to 25,000 by 1825.

It is the country's most populated municipality as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center. The San Salvador Metro Area is the core nucleus of El Salvador and is one of the largest urban centers in the Central America isthmus. You will see Gothic- and Modernist-style cathedrals. Architecturally, San Salvador's noteworthy structures have distinct Modern, Googie and Populuxe influences, similarly to those of Los Angeles, a city San Salvador is influenced by. As a gamma global city, San Salvador is also an important financial center hub within Central America.

Diego de Holguín became the first mayor of San Salvador after the town was founded on April 1, 1525. The town changed location twice, in 1528 and 1545. Originally established in what is now the archaeological site of Ciudad Vieja, north of the present-day city, it was moved to the Valle de Las Hamacas, so named for the intense seismic activity that characterizes it.

  • TIME : 10.00 am until 1.00 pm (3 hours including a 15 minute break)
  • TOUR PRICE : TO BE DEFINED (tour may require transportation back to the starting point)
  • 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 Parque Juan José Cañas, Calle a San Marcos. Reference points: Plaza San Jacinto, Ex-Casa Presidencial, Cuartel El Zapote.
  • 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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