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

Categories: Lookouts, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • I like hiking to the outdoors, nature and the good panoramic views. It makes long wanted to visit the blessed "door of the devil" as only had seen photos and opinions of the place. The hike does not last long and does not require strenuous physical effort. It is good choice to change routine
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  • I suggest to visit him in comfortable clothes and tennis. It has a spectacular view but if you suffer from dizziness or fear of heights prepare to give hand and thus be the mountain more tiny raising to appreciate the beauty of nature.
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  • The devil is a beautiful natural site with history and many Salvadoran anecdotes of love, hate, death is a familiar place, but caution to anyone by fall. The view and the breeze are spectacular and there is a cave where you can relax and eat local food served with chocolate, coffee or soda near the capital city in vehicle or public transportation before arriving there on the road you can visit restaurants such as the pampas of argentina, known as Paty pupuserias, friends among other, typical in the viewpoint of the plans. Also you can see ancient residences and modern buildings. Serves incidentally to other cities like panchimalco. If it is a place to visit
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