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King Phillip II ordered the fortress to be built in 1595, which is located on the Chagres River commanding a view of the mouth of the river and miles out to sea.
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't much left but it is nice to see. Make sure to bring food & water as the last place to buy provisions is in Colon. Beautiful views and very nice ruins.

Thank Mackjk
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is an amazing artifact of history...motes, tunnels...a stairway down to who knows at the point over the ocean! No one to keep you from getting close...look, touch, explore, imagine....awesome!

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

San Lorenzo is a historical gem filled filled with a lot of great stories to be told .Mostly of the place now lies in ruins ,but with a little bit of imagination you could imagine how it looked like after 60 years of struggle to...More

1  Thank Mattias H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This structure is not rank but it is breath-taking to see the Chafres River emptying into the Caribbean from the fort. The original cannons are still in place although deteriorated. The interesting stone is missing in spots,revealing the interesting brickwork beneath.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We drove ourselves- not a problem, just dodge the potholes. Ferry is free, but you may have to wait 30 mins or more, as they have a limited capacity. We drove down to beach that's just before fort, 1.5 km down a gravel road, better...More

1  Thank happyhoward
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Be sure and take a guide that can explain all the history of the fort and why it was so important. Takes awhile to get there from Colon and the road is little bumpy but its worth the ride. Along the way you will go...More

Thank RC30319
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The drive up is long with not the greatest roads. You can walk around the Fort and get great views of the ocean. Very isolated and unfortunately we did not see any animals along the way. The old American housing along the way is there,very...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The place is really interesting, has a nice view to the bay and if you will be with a good guide I guess you will enjoy it way more

Thank Kittypretty
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Panama National Treasure and they protect it. Old Spanish style fort at mouth of Chagres River, with views of ocean, river and jungle. See some animinals--monkeys, etc on the road to it.

Thank JoeH65043
Reviewed 9 February 2017

You have to take the ferry and then drive 30 minutes on very rough roads, but you won't be disappointed. The views at the hotel are amazing. It was restored by UNESCO in the mid 1980s and just looks fabulous. Probably my favorite site in...More

1  Thank Nholt769
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katia s
29 August 2017|
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Response from Susan G | Reviewed this property |
I visited San Lorenzo s part of a tour to the new Panama Canal Locks. The tour was a walk in the jungle, San Lorenzo and the new locks. There were 4 people on the tour in a minibus. I found the tour on trip advisor while... More
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CHRISTOPHER P
22 March 2017|
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Response from Kittypretty | Reviewed this property |
There is no scheduled bus for it. You can only visit San Lorenzo with excursion buses
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nip n
14 January 2017|
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Response from Michael D | Reviewed this property |
A taxi ride from Colon to San Lorenzo is possible, but it is a long ride and if on the meter could get a bit pricey. By far the most reasonable means of getting there and seeing it is with a private driver. This is... More
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