Located at 1,131 meters above sea level, in the municipality of Panchimalco, San Salvador, and with a panoramic view of the capital, the Pacific Ocean, Lake Ilopango, and the San Vicente volcano, La Puerta del Diablo recreational park It is one of the tourist spaces preferred by Salvadorans.
This recreational center, which is still in the process of being remodeled, has completed two of its three phases, and will be delivered to the Salvadoran population in mid-2023, according to the president of the Salvadoran Tourism Institute (ISTU), Eny Aguiñada.
“It is one of our most emblematic and most anticipated projects, but the opening of the Puerta del Diablo for this 2023 is already coming for the middle of the year,” said the official.
She explained that during the first half of the year, the completion of the work on the third phase of the remodeling is scheduled for its subsequent reopening.
The ISTU has reported that the remodeling of this tourist center includes the construction of pergolas, kiosks, squares, green areas, accessibility for disabled people, cisterns, parking lots, and the installation of electricity, works carried out with an investment of $2 million.
In addition, the La Puerta del Diablo recreational park will have a booth for the tourism division of the National Civil Police (Politur) in order to guarantee security in the area and the safety of tourists who come to the place.
Agüinada reported that, for next year, the government has the support of a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to intervene with a total remodeling of the Altos de la Cueva recreational park, located in San Miguel.
Another of the most important projects for 2023 is the construction of a new recreational park, about which the official did not provide details, but she said that the official announcement will be made in the coming days.
He stressed that the reinforcement of the country’s tourist infrastructure is one of the priority actions of the government of President Nayib Bukele and celebrated that Salvadorans carry out more internal tourism and go to the 14 ISTU parks; already in 2022, 2.6 million visits were reported, the owner reported.