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
About Fort San Lorenzo
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
We have visited this fort several times. Currently, they are restoring it to preserve the amazing ruins. There are fantastic opportunities to take beautiful photos. Enjoy! You might also get lucky and see monkeys or sloths while you are there. Cheers, JoAnne & Bill S/V...More
Stand at various spots of the ruins and imagine the historic armada of Pirate ships under the command of the the legendary Captain Morgan in 1671. Rumor has it that due to the strategic location overlooking the mouth of the Chagres River, the fort had...More