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Muella del Diablo

Practical information on Muella del Diablo

  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It's a 12km drive from La Paz
When to go
Between April and November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Muella del Diablo

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

The Devil's Tooth is a rock formation located in the hills around La Paz. It's best known as the Muela del Diablo.

My suggestion:
If you're into your sports, you can climb the Devil's Tooth. 
My review

The Devil's Tooth: what's behind the name? Located 3,825 metres above sea level, this rocky outcrop is 12km south of La Paz and comes from a volcano which is now extinct. You can get to it on foot or by jeep from El Pedregal. The Muela del Diablo (as it's known in Spanish) offers great views over the Bolivian capital and its surroundings.

A small community of Aymara Indians chose to live at the foot of the Devil's Tooth. If you're lucky, they might teach you about the fables of the hill. Legend has it that during a battle between the forces of good and evil, a demon was defeated by a heavenly creature and left a molar in the valley which fossilised over time. It's also said that little goblin pranksters live near the Devil's Tooth. But shhh, it's a secret!

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