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

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Lookout Geologic Formation
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. See Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo) and all San Salvador has to offer by arranging your trip with our San Salvador itinerary builder.
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  • a place very nice course, the climate is cold with much mist... but hot Atoles, typical dishes of corn sold down drinks... as adventure you'll be delighted, I went with my sister and I liked, has enough similarity to the Nicaragua Mombacho Volcano, only that this is more tilted slope above tiered... The attraction is a hill, which scales... so you have to have strength to cresting.
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  • Just minutes outside of San Salvador, this place is amazing. The best thing to do here is the hike... there is a great trail that starts above the small parking lot beyond the restaurants and little s...  more »
  • There is a big Crack in one of the mountains that if you are brave you can take this route and avoid walking through a lot of steps. It´s amazing if you do it this way. However you have to go with som...  more »
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  • 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
  • This is a very good place to behold El Salvador's landscapes
  • Best place for hike it's worth it for beautiful site the people are amazing
  • Nice view but not a very safe place. Better to go up there during weekends when there are more people around.
  • Nice view, temperature is cool, an awesome hiking experience

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