Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, Rio Dulce

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Witness Spanish colonial military defense at Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, which was built in 1644 to protect the port of San Antonia de las Bodegas from frequent pirate attacks. The 17th-century three-level fort, which is built of stone, sits on the narrowest point of the Dulce River. It consists of two outer walls, which envelope a semicircular bastion. Enter the fort via a small drawbridge over a moat. Plan to see Castillo de San Felipe de Lara and other attractions that appeal to you using our Izabal trip planning tool .
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  • The Castillo is a beautiful place, situated where the Rio Dulce and Lago Izabal come together, so you have river views on one side and lake views on the other. The fort itself has been well-cared for ...  more »
  • We start from the dock of the hotel Tjax at nine with Raul our pilot of lancha. We have bright sunshine when we pass the Castillo San Felipe.Dommage that Tripadvisor do not propose to put photos; Yesterday we visited the Castle from the Earth and today we see in full from the Lake; Then dive in the direction of the other driver side to go to the beach in Dennis. It's too early and we are the only visitors. A short walk without great interest. Coffee and back to Rio Dulce. We just leave the pontoon Raúl tells us right in front of something. This thing moves, our friends see, me still nothing. But the 3rd appearance is good: I clearly see the back of the Manatee. Hallelujah, but the wayward animal more manifest. Too bad. Back to the hotel Tijax will be without new surprises.
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  • This is a beautiful little fortress at a well kept portion of the river. There are clean restrooms, shopping and a restaurant.  more »
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  • Probably the best place to visit in Río Dulce. It's small but you can walk all around, you can see the river from it. You can also have a boat ride and see it from the outside.
  • Great family place, for a pic-nic ou just a day out. Lost of water activities to do ou just for chill out. Certainly a fabulous place to visit whilst in Rio Dolce or surroundings.
  • Clean and beautiful place. Even for picnic and BBQ
  • Humid but great history.
  • Beautiful place, nice views. Swimming next to the fort is pleasing when its hot there.
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