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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  • October 3, 2017
    Devil gate, so called because of an urban legend is a rock giant separated due to natural effects that allows medium effort escalated to then enjoy tremendous scenery, place where weekend you can practice sports ends and eat dishes typical of the region, don't visit it and carries a coat.
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  • September 3, 2017
    We rented a car and drove here ourselves. It's a long drive and you get to see a lot of little towns along the way. That alone made it worth it. The door itself is ok. We walked to the cave as it was ...  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    This Park has two rocks opposite one another which may be raised and hence the name of the devil gate. It is not recommended to go somewhere if you don't have knowledge of how to do it. It is better to ask, since there are stones any slip can produce a mild or serious accident or death. Arriving at one of the peaks you can see a small village called Panchimalco. Famous for its traditions and festivals. Up to the place can be reached by car or bus road and there are paths where you can walk. Before you get is passed by a park called Los Planes de Renderos and nearby there are restaurants of typical food and varied. Many people usually go at night there to eat, since the climate is pleasant and is out of the ordinary city. The place is not far from San Salvador and felt that if you were in particular vehicle has come in 35 minutes.
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  • July 6, 2017
    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
  • May 12, 2017
    This is a very good place to behold El Salvador's landscapes
  • April 3, 2017
    Best place for hike it's worth it for beautiful site the people are amazing
  • February 11, 2017
    Nice view but not a very safe place. Better to go up there during weekends when there are more people around.
  • April 18, 2017
    Nice view, temperature is cool, an awesome hiking experience

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