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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  • I liked the way they preserved the castle, love the view and the surroundings. You can spend whole afternoon there and godine back to Rio Dulce by boat. Just ask.  more »
  • If you are in the area, this is definitely a must see. It was a fun little hike to the castle and such a beautiful view. I would be cautious if taking small children. I would say that it is safe to ta...  more »
  • If you have a hour or 2-3 wants to spend around Rio Dulce, then this is definitely a good option. Cute and adorable fort on the Lake, which is well maintained. A beautiful garden for a pleasant walk from the entrance to the fort.
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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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