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

(4.3/5 based on 220+ 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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  • This place fascinated me is a rock formation that is South East of Cologne step where I I stayed about 30 minutes drive is a tourist place par excellence is free and is very pretty it has spectacular views of the entire Valley of San Salvador of the volcanoes in the Lake of Ilopango and has several trails to lookouts for the adventurer and hiker apart which is a natural beauty recommend it 100% this is must be an indispensable place of visit also have a Canopy which should be cheaper in the world that allows you to slide in two lines from a rock until another rock a marvel for only three dollars the Canopy
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  • This place is never busy but the views are amazing. Plan to sit down and have an ear of corn or a .60 coke. The rock roof restaurant is cool too. No entry fees and close to town.  more »
  • Note 10, for those who like heights! From the top, the place to see many places, and especially, volcanoes! Must have a minimum of physical fitness to climb. Access is appropriate. There is, also, zip line, to travel from one mountain to another.
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  • Best place for hike it's worth it for beautiful site the people are amazing
  • Nice view but not a very safe place. Better to go up there during weekends when there are more people around.
  • Was sexually assaulted by a fascist chimpanzee. Not a fun day
  • This place is a must visit in ES. Very crowded but worth it and it isn't a difficult hike either.
  • Nice view up to the seashore, always crowded.