Paseo El Carmen
Paseo El Carmen
4.5

Top ways to experience Paseo El Carmen and nearby attractions

See what other travelers are saying
  • CAMELIAS51
    Santa Tecla, El Salvador10 contributions
    best spot for walking around
    I loved the church and walking around the well maintain small town!. While bar hopping we end up at las camelies for food and more drinks :) We had a fun time and the service was good. over all I wish el Salvador had more places such as this one to reflect to country's heritage and friendly people.unlike the area in the coastal side that was extremely abandoned and lacks good restaurants and clean areas, especially the la costa de el sol. what a shame! the most beautiful beach I have encounter in many of my world trips :( however the potential is there. In fact me and my buddy would love to be able to come for spring brake if it was safer but there is nothing to do at night! The coastal are is way to primitive.
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 19, 2013
  • curioustraveler47
    New York City, New York29 contributions
    Jazz Festival in Paseo el Carmen
    I just read the following blurb and I have heard this artist once in Mexico and can TOTALLY recommend! She is singing at Paseo El Carmen (April 30, 2016)...so definitely GO to this one!! She is a beautiful, talented artist: Julia Vari at Santa Tecla International Jazz Festival International jazz artist, Julia Vari, will headline the Santa Tecla International Jazz Festival in Santa Tecla, El Salvador! She will delight Central American audiences with her elegant, original jazz fusion arrangements of songs from different countries in seven different languages.
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 29, 2016
  • Liarmoon
    Brussels, Belgium2,500 contributions
    Ocio nocturno en Santa Tecla
    Sitio ideal para pasar una tarde-noche de viernes o sábado, en un ambiente seguro y animado. Larga calle que inicia en el Parque El Cafetalón, donde hay parqueo vigilado a buen precio, con sucesión de bares, restaurantes diversos, discotecas y puestos callejeros de comida, productos típicos y artesanías.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2016
These reviews are the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor checks reviews for fraud.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
157 reviews
Excellent
81
Very good
55
Average
17
Poor
2
Terrible
2

robert g
Vancouver Island, Canada1 contribution
Feb 2015 • Solo
I visited el paseo stayed at hotel casa de izel and from there a walked
it was fun and a great feeling of safetines
I never spected to feel like that in a town in El Salvador
Santa Tecla was great
Written May 11, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Juan G
Santa Tecla, El Salvador19 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
Paseo El Carmen in Santa Tecla historic center has been recently developed, offering different options of culinary and bar alternatives, live music of different kind including rock bands, guitarrists or even house music! Palacio Municipal Tecleño offers events, usually during the weekends the streets are usually crowded and there is a street market where you may find food and artcrafts. There is plenty parking and if you are interested in staying in the area and enjoy the different activities during day time there is a newlly open hostel in Santa Tecla (right in front of palacio municipal) where you may stay at a very affordable price, they offer free wifi and tourist information, as well as guided tours at great prices! Not to miss!!
Written April 2, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

simnix
Stanstead, Canada231 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
we didn't make it here until our last night in El Salvador and I am sad to have missed out this beautiful gem. We only got to spend less than an hour and it was quite late at night. for sure you need to make it a stop on visiting this beautiful country!!!
Written May 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AlvaroNYC
New York City, NY759 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
It is like strip with restaurants, bars, clubs, stores, street vendors, artist, and performer’s. All local people with few forgings. Very affordable prices and very extremely fun to me. Absolutely safe and using uber very cheap to get there like less than $10 dollars each way from the InterContinental hotel.
Written January 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Luis Aguilar
El Salvador73 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
This place is a very nice place for a coffee, bar and restaurant options by going either afternoon or night.

Parking lot on Cafetalon is about 1USD and is very secure. Walking through Paseo El Carmen main street is recommended either if you already have chosen a place or if you are looking for the right place for your mood during your visit.
Written July 27, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kathryn B
Maryland38 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
My friend and I came to the Paseo del Carmen on Good Friday (Viernes Santo) to see the church processions. There were tons of people, street food, stores and bars. Seemed like a very happening spot!
Written April 30, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Johannes G
15 contributions
Jan 2015 • Business
The city of Santa Tecla sets up an arts and crafts market in weekend evenings. It makes for a very lively atmosphere, and there are many restaurants and food stalls available. A must go in Santa Tecla!
Written January 28, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

zola025
Exeter, NH254 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
Admittedly we went during a Friday morning, but this was basically a street on which the buildings had been painted nicely. Everything was closed. It felt a bit weird really. May be it is unfair to review without being there on a weekend proper.
Written January 6, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Romeo N
3 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
I live close, just couple blocks away from el paseo el Carmen, there are many places where you can go eat and have a drink on the sidewalk and see the street performers. There are a lot of people selling stuff such as souvenirs, neckleces, braceletes, Salvadoran handcraft, even international food.

This recent developed project was aimed to be more a cultural project, rather than bars, karaokes and places to go dance. The place has its negative side, it is known that lots of car have been stolen, so it is highly recommended to leave your car at el cafetalon or at a private parking place where you will pay $1-$3 for 2 -3hours .
Written December 27, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hugo A
Glendale, CA31 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
We went for a walk and along the way we had some atole de pina
original from El Salvador and I believe other neighbor countries
Written December 13, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 35
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Paseo El Carmen (Santa Tecla) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Paseo El Carmen

We recommend booking Paseo El Carmen tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Paseo El Carmen tours on Tripadvisor