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

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Lookout Geologic Formation
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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TripAdvisor
  • I had 7 hours at San Salvador airport till the connecting flight, so I decided to enter the country and did a short sightseeing. In my case, the entrance tax was not included in the ticket so I had to...  more »
  • One of my favorite spots in El Salvador! I go here about 2 times a year. I like to go hiking here. You do have to be prepared for the humidity and hot weather but the view from the top is worth it! It...  more »
  • Went there with the cycling buddies. It's a long climb with a lot of traffic and it is not recommended to go there alone, but the sunrise is breathtaking.  more »
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  • Best place for hike it's worth it for beautiful site the people are amazing
  • This is a very good place to behold El Salvador's landscapes
  • Nice view but not a very safe place. Better to go up there during weekends when there are more people around.
  • Nice view, temperature is cool, an awesome hiking experience
  • Was sexually assaulted by a fascist chimpanzee. Not a fun day