Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo), San Salvador

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Tread the sloping paths to Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo), the highest point of San Salvador and a rock formation steeped in local myth. An ascent that reaches 1,250 m (4,101 ft) above sea level, the spot serves as a window onto San Salvador, with rolling green hills stretching out to the Pacific coast and views of the San Vincente volcano. Head lower down the trail for a refreshment at a small collection of food and drink stands. The rock formation itself was once a single boulder, split now into three pieces and named "Chulo", "Chulito" and "Chula", with local legend telling of a pact with the devil gone wrong, causing the split. Other stories tell of brutal sacrifices and executions that took place at this great monument. Add Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo) to your San Salvador travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Salvador holiday planner.
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  • No admission and yes another contributor said it - way too much trash all over. Cost is zero and it's a nice hike  more »
  • It’s amazing place to go and check it out, food drinks, coconuts, it’s secure and safe. Added it to your list it’s a must..  more »
  • This place always gives me pleasure to visit it upon returning to my homeland, pity that not take care of it and leave too much opaque trash the beauty of vista that has
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  • The weather is nice, there are many things to eat but not restaurants
  • What a great views!!! Great hiking place!!!
  • Good place for hiking and sightseeing. :)
  • Great Hiking place to see from the city to the sea!!! Awesome food for cheap money!!! Safety precautions needed though!!!
  • Great views of Panchimalco and San Salvador, small parking lot, and is sometimes crowded over the weekend, not many security fences so you should watch your step
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