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Castillo de San Felipe de Lara

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Gran lago de Izabal, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great visit for a few hours to explore a little part of Guatemala's interesting past with Spain. Worth your time to take a look around, enjoy the English guided tour (as well as the beautiful views) and take a walk around the beautiful park....More

Thank AdventureSeeker75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the views. The guided tour was very interesting. And you can spend some time outside or even swim at the river

Thank denissedaniela91
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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 and features original cannons. The grounds have been...More

Thank mrandmrsdavis2015
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a beautiful little fortress at a well kept portion of the river. There are clean restrooms, shopping and a restaurant.

Reviewed 22 March 2018

I thought the Castillo was really interesting. It is really well preserved and just a cool place. You can visit by land or water and I think seeing it from the lake was awesome.

Thank Ravenito
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little fortress that offers great views and the possibility of getting there directly by the river. Either by boat or kayak. It has places great for a pick nick and offers awesome sunset views!

Thank fur312
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Well maintained fort on banks of lake. We got here by coach from Santos Tomas de Castilla. Tour guide was very informative. Eye opener was the wide spread poverty all along the 80km journey. Boat ride from Rio Dulce to fort was great. Contrast to...More

Thank welshpeej
Reviewed 22 February 2018

So the castle is great and very much worth visiting. Do not book it as a tour. You can show up by kayak and do not have to pay the agency way too much for the service of pointing you towards the castle.

Thank mrjerryjackson
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Nestashna
Reviewed 2 February 2018

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 take them, just...More

Thank Megalodean
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