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

4.4
#2 of 8 in Parks in San Salvador
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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  • ... the amount of garbage and crap that is by all the sites. It is endemic in this country that I visit more than 20 years. I fail to understand how bottles, cans, plastic bags can be released and what you can imagine, these and other sites. Too much garbage.
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  • We arrived late in the day so could only climb up one of the vantage points. There are 3. But it's very dramatic. Even with the fog we had still incredible.  more »
  • Simply beautiful. If you come to San Salvador this is also a must. By looking at this view you realise how powerful mother nature is. We tend to take her for granted sadly  more »
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  • It's a beautiful place to family's Enjoy.
  • Really nice place. The view is breathtaking when you are not used to this kind of landscape.
  • This place is magic. Jaw dropping views and Salvadorean cuisine to taste the real Salvadorean food. And you can see the Pacific Ocean plus a small colonial town called Panchimalco. Don't forget to take a canopy tour
  • Amazing view. Climate is perfect. You may enjoy with your family and friends
  • Must go if you like hiking, cool weather and love the heights!
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