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

(4.3/5 based on 200+ 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 is parea stomachs firmly in place, as the road is very winding and feels the weight of the trip. Site panoramic with the attraction of cables - very short - so jump into the vacuum. If you climb to the top, the existing tiers are rudimentary, rugged and very demanding, but the view from the top is worth. Site very popular.
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  • It is an excellent place to see the landscape, security lacks in particular when there is too much people. But it is certainly an attractive place
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  • My family made the trek up Puerta Del Diablo. My kids age 5 and 8 made it up no problem. The stairs were easy for them to navigate. I got a little tired but I'm also not the most physically active per...  more »