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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  • Whenever I have the opportunity to come with some foreign friend, always try to carry it to the door of the devil because that hearing is precious, volcanoes, villages and even one of our lakes, look it is cute and it is always good to climb a bit to take a picture and sit down and admire the beautiful thing we have in El Salvador.
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  • It's disgusting! Locals throw their rubbish everywhere and with the wind blowing very hard, all the waste end up everywhere. Yuck. The view is good, but here it is the pinnacle of the lack of respect for the environment.
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  • It’s a must go place, nice and relaxing you go climb to the top, have good drinks and food.. go for it  more »
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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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