Santa Tecla Tours

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This bustling urban center named after the famous 2nd century hero, Saint Thecla, is home to roughly 133,000 residents. Travelers to this thriving metropolis, which is tucked at the foot of San Salvador Volcano, can explore the nation’s unique arts, rich culture, deep-rooted religion and eclectic local life while wandering the streets of Santa Tecla.

From the famed halls of the Santa Tecla Museum—built as a prison in 1902—to the neo-classical architecture of the Municipal Palace, to the iconic El Carmen Cathedral, it’s the historical landmarks of Santa Tecla that make this city truly worth a trip. 

After exploring the history and architecture that makes Santa Tecla famous, visitors can unwind in Daniel Hernandez Town Square, where locals lounge on grassy patches of land under shaded trees to escape the heat. Travelers will find the three malls that make up Plaza Merliot to be the perfect place for purchasing local food, handicrafts and even designer items. 

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Santa Tecla is located near the San Salvador Volcano, about 14 kilometers from the capital city, just west of Antiguo Cuscatlan. 
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Address: Santa Tecla, El Salvador
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Santa Tecla and El Boquerón National Park from San Salvador

Marvel over San Salvador’s natural wonder, the El Boquerón (‘Big Mouth’) volcano that stands guard over the city, on this 4-hour private or group tour, including hotel pick-up. Journey to the top of El Boquerón, where you can hike the forested trails around the crater and enjoy expansive views over the capital below. On the way back, explore the suburban town of Santa Tecla, nestled in the foothills of the volcano, then stop by San Salvador landmarks like Metropolitan Cathedral and El Rosario Church.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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San Salvador Sightseeing Including El Boquerón and Santa Tecla

Witness the magic of San Salvador at dusk from the peak of the El Boquerón volcano on this private 4-hour evening tour, including hotel pick-up. Soak up the views as you climb to the mountaintop and follow the forested trails around the dramatic crater, then stroll around the pretty town of Santa Tecla at the base of the volcano. Tuck into a typical barbecue dinner overlooking the city (own expense), then drive back into San Salvador as the sun begins to set.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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San Salvador City and Volcano Tour

Journey to the capitol city of El Salvador during this city and volcano tour, including round-trip transport from select hotels. First, explore the city with a guide who knows the best and safest ways around, and see San Salvador Cathedral, Iglesia El Rosario, Plaza Libertad, and the National Palace. Then travel to San Salvador volcano, and stroll the streets of Santa Tecla.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$67.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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