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Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo)

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Address: 1 km south of Balboa Park | Los Planes de Renderos, San Salvador, El Salvador
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This site offers a nice view through the"door" and from a few elevated points. There is no fee. The site has Meso-American historical significance. A few shops and restaraunts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 March 2013
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Dauin, Philippines
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DC
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Puerta del Diablo is a must visit site if you live in El Salvador or are spending any significant time there. It's VERY Salvadoran, especially on Sunday nights. There are a few good hikes in the little hills by the parking lot, a tiny one cable zip line, some carnival rides and of course, food stands. It's a great place... More 

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Dauin, Philippines
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

This site offers a nice view through the"door" and from a few elevated points. There is no fee. The site has Meso-American historical significance. A few shops and restaraunts here make this a good place to stop on a road farther afield.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Interesting history, great hiking, phenomenal views and photo ops, Go with a local guide - you'll get way more out of the experience.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

This is a great short trip with a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape. The hike up is a bit steep, but short, and accessible with steps carved out of the dirt. For the ease and brevity of the hike, the view is unbeatable. The trip is quick though. Most would be done in an hour and there isn't much... More 

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Miami
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

We went all the way up at the "Devil"s Door" to see the city beneath us... A lot of stairs, great views from San Salvador, the volcanos, the lake and the sea... Bring comfortable shoes to climb the stairs, sun glasses and shorts... You might need a sweeter sometimes!

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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

I was there on January 21st, 2013... And i enjoyed it!! Cannot complain! Such a View, you see San Salvador from there, and also the Ocean... Ilopango Lake and other places... Very nice!!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

This is a pretty natural park-like setting. There is a climb to a beautiful view, and the drive up to the area is gorgeous. Worth the trip.

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El Salvador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Do not expect to find any American tourists here. Puerta Diablo is a place that authentic and unspoiled by mass tourism. Hand cranked merry-go-round, lots of interesting local foods, a $2 zip line, and great pupusas. The view from the top is assume!

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Miami
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

A very popular weekend drive for Salvadoran families, this park is home of huge volcanic formations from where you can see the valley where San Salvador is located. Nice typical food at cheap prices (try the roasted maize, it'r great!), but don't expect formal restaurants. Worth visiting.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

This imposing viewpoint with a view of San Salvador is just past the Los Planes de Renderos, famous for Pupusas. I went to the former by taxi arranged through my hotel (Alicante) & the taxista was knowledgeable & friendly (I had wanted to go on to Panchimalco, but was warned off because of gang presence--this was confirmed by the hotel... More 

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