El Salvador’s Historic Center Transforms into a Thriving Tourist Hub.

To foster economic and social development for the benefit of its citizens, El Salvador continues to work tirelessly on improving its tourist sites and their surroundings. Morena Valdez, the Minister of Tourism, and Mariemm Pleitez, the Minister of Culture, recently held a press conference to shed light on the remarkable transformations taking place in San Salvador’s Historic Center. Their efforts aim to encourage tourism and protect the nation’s cultural heritage.

“The Historic Center of San Salvador has become one of the favorite destinations for both domestic and international visitors. During festive seasons like August and Holy Week, we estimate that approximately 500,000 visitors explore the area,” stated Valdez.

The Tourism Minister emphasized that a variety of cultural and tourist activities are being developed in collaboration with government entities. One such initiative is SivArt, which offers guided tours of San Salvador’s National Theater, National Palace, and provides tourists with artistic experiences in the city’s main squares.

“We are working in harmony, and the difference is evident in San Salvador. The National Theater of San Salvador has welcomed over 50,000 visitors, while the National Palace has hosted more than 100,000 visitors this year alone. We are witnessing a shift in how people engage with culture,” detailed Pleitez, while urging the preservation of the area’s heritage.

According to Valdez, El Salvador has received 2.2 million international visitors this year, primarily from the United States, Guatemala, and Honduras. She attributed this success to El Salvador’s growing reputation, thanks to executed projects and President Bukele’s security policies.

President Bukele’s administration is actively involved in improving various sites, including the Monument to the Savior of the World, Cerro Verde Natural Park, and El Boquerón National Park. These efforts aim to boost tourism and contribute to the sustainable economic growth that is already benefitting El Salvador.

In conclusion, El Salvador is not only preserving its rich cultural heritage but also positioning itself as an increasingly attractive tourist destination, fostering economic growth and providing its citizens with new opportunities. The ongoing commitment to enhancing tourism infrastructure and preserving historical sites reflects the nation’s dedication to a brighter future.