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Castillo de San Felipe de Lara

Gran lago de Izabal, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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Shore Excursion: San Felipe Fortress and Banana Plantation
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Gran lago de Izabal, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I only saw the castle from the outside. The location is great and the whole surrounding area is very manicured.

1  Thank vmimartins
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This was described to us as a castle - it is a fort. It is nice to view and photograph from the river but not really much here to see.

Thank MareeandPeter
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed a visit to San Felipe Fort, a beautiful colonial Spanish building with lovely views of the lake. It is remarkably well preserved and we really enjoyed the walk along the ramparts/rooftop. If you have the choice, go early in the morning as It...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We walked to San Felipe from El Tortugal River Lodge - a round-trip walk of about 6 miles. San Felipe is a well-preserved and restored Spanish fort on the Rio Dulce at the entrance to Lago Izabal. It's strategic location on the Rio was an...More

Thank On-A-Caper
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were greeted by the most friendly man who spoke very good English to help us get the most out of our walking tour. Worth the visit!

Thank krisfau2015
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was a stop on our tour of the Rio Dulce on the way to Villa Caribe in Livingston that was plan for us by Anywhere Guatemala Agency. We spent about an hour here. Lovely National Park. Built in 1600's . Good photo ops.

Thank Peggy N
Reviewed 7 March 2017

As part of a cruise excursion off the Oceania Mariner ship, we toured the San Felipe castle. We took a river boat to the "Castle" which is not the right word since it is smaller than the size of large house. It has dark basement...More

Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We hired a van from the cruise port to the castle. The road to castle is two lane highway with a lot of pot holes limiting the speed of the vehicle. The road has very heavy traffic in and around the port area and half...More

Thank George700East
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting historical site. It has been rebuilt several times. Castillo is at the narrowest part of the Rio Dulce. It has some of the original cannons. Fort protected San Antonio.

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Castillo San Felipe is located at the tip of a peninsula about 10-15 minutes outside of Rio Dulce. Plan to spend about an hour or so touring the fort, then there are some souvenir vendors on the way. The park opens at 8am everyday,...More

Thank Daryl F
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