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

4.3
#2 of 9 in Parks in San Salvador
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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  • Beautiful drive but still closed for construction. Who knows how long it will be. Metal fence obstructs the view so you can’t see anything. Didn’t see anyone working while I was there so this may be.....  more »
  • Love this place, used to come here when i was little, now i was able to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the park and the food as well.  more »
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  • Great 360 views. Some areas are steep climb. Awesome local vendors with lots a handmade goods.
  • I went there on a drive a few days ago and was told it was closed and under renovation if you drive up the mountain like I did. The front had these metal boards/sheets in front blocking entrance. Was upset as this wasn't posted and the locals even said how business has gone down due to lack of tourist. We were told to expect work and construction to be done at mid year, June/July 2020. We will see if true. I drove 2 hours from San Vincente to find this closed so wasn't happy, but San Salvador was about 30 mins away and made up by walking and sightseeing there.

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