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. 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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  • The devil is a natural attraction located in the area of Los Planes de Renderos, on the outskirts of San Salvador. The place is really attractive for those who like hiking and climbing, and provides a wonderful view, but unfortunately the site is extremely dirty and careless. After the visit and close there can visit the viewpoint of plans from which you can see part of the city and the Lake of Ilopango then finally the walk tasting some pupusas Pupuseria Patty rich
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  • This is an amazing place to visit in El Salvador! Eat some pupusas before going up to the Devil's door to get some energy for the hike! If you wanted to you could also do two zipwires across from one ...  more »
  • The Devil's Gate is a local tourist attraction that has survived wars, storms and intentional damage. The weather and the view are unique, it is a romantic place and at the same time an excellent place for "adrenaline yunquies".
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