Zion's Hill

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Zion's Hill
Village
Hell's Gate
Hell's Gate
Map of Saba showing Zion's Hill
Map of Saba showing Zion's Hill
Coordinates: 17°38′35″N 63°13′37″W / 17.64306°N 63.22694°W / 17.64306; -63.22694Coordinates: 17°38′35″N 63°13′37″W / 17.64306°N 63.22694°W / 17.64306; -63.22694
Country  Netherlands
Public body  Saba
Elevation 300 / 450 m (1,000 / 1,480 ft)
Population
 • Total 283
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Climate Aw

Zion's Hill, also known by its former name Hell's Gate, is a town on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba.[1]

History[edit]

Hell's Gate was officially named "Zion's Hill" after complaints from the church forced the Island's government to change the name. However, "Hell's Gate" is still used by many Sabans and visiting tourists today.

Main sights[edit]

Overview[edit]

Hell's Gate is home to the Holy Rosary Church, a stone structure built in 1962, as well as a community center where visitors can purchase locally made Saba Lace, also called Spanish Lace, and Saba Spice, a locally produced and very potent spiced rum.

Hell's Gate[edit]

Lower Hell's Gate is home to a now-closed sulfur mine where visitors may explore with caution. Hell's Gate is also the start to the Crispin trail which one can take. The trail takes roughly 2 hours to complete and gives stunning views of Diamond Rock and the Saban coastline.[1]

Hell's Gate is about 1000 feet above sea level.

Transport[edit]

It is the first town one reaches after leaving the Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, the smallest commercial airport in the world.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Zion's Hill at Wikimedia Commons