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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  • A wonderful experience to see and know this rock formation, a legend and a beautiful view of a Colonial City, Panchimalco iconic. and step taste any product of maize, part of our Maya cuisine
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  • A place to climb and enjoy a view of 360° surrounded by nature. Its height is cool, ideal visit him with willing and comfortable clothing to the adventure. Recommended arrive in the company and in the light of the day to enjoy a moment of relaxation and taste typical dishes and crafts offered by locals.
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  • Spectacular even in the rain. Short drive from San Salvador. Or allow an extra hour when you are on your way to the airport.  more »
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  • 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
  • Beautiful place
  • Best place for hike it's worth it for beautiful site the people are amazing

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