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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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Colon, Panama
Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a Panama Day Trips Tour (separate review) and stopped here for a lunch picnic. We were fortunate in that John, our tour guide, was encyclopedic in his knowledge of this place. He gave us a walking tour. But even if you visit...More

Thank Codiak!
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My brother and I visited this fort located in the province of Colon. This is our second time here. We arrived an hour before sunset. You have to drive from the center of Colon, pass through the Gatun lake over the canal bridge and continue...More

Thank Vicente C
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Takes a while (and a good car as the drive is quite bumpy) to get there. We were arriving from Colon crossing the channel by small bridges which was curious. check the times as it's only possible to do it in designated hours, otherwise you...More

Thank mdmdmd_10
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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
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7 December 2017|
Response from Susan G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. Take water and snacks with you.
katia s
29 August 2017|
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