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Another great piece of history

If you are in the area visiting the lagoon or cenotes, be sure and stop in to San Felipe. The entry... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Frank E
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Vancouver, Canada
Small but informative

We liked the views from the fort. Signs asking guests not to climb on the edges could be better... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
228raula
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Sorgenloch, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in the area visiting the lagoon or cenotes, be sure and stop in to San Felipe. The entry fee is low and the views are fantastic.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Frank E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

San Felipe is the mos attractive of the area. It is a price adults 5 USD and child 3 USD. It is worth it to go in. It is small but a lot of history. Don't for get to do it. Don't for get the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joe_play
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked the views from the fort. Signs asking guests not to climb on the edges could be better located. The museum is informative. We liked the curation and the texts.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 228raula
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Castle of Bacalar, as it is also known, is located next to the Laguna de los Siete Colores, where it has witnessed the story of Mayans, Spaniards and pirates from all over the world. The entrance cost is 100 mxn for foreign tourism; 50,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DiscoverCalakmul
Reviewed January 14, 2019

It is the only 'museum' in town with a lovely view, but it is tiny and poorly organized inside which is hard to do considering how small it is.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alicia G
Reviewed January 13, 2019

What a great little museum. A must visit when in Bacalar to learn the history of the town and the pirates. :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lmlmlm
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

This fuerte is established to fight against pirates. I’m not sure how important in the history. But you can enjoy the lagoon view from the tower of fuerte.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 848keisukeh
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

When you are visiting Bacalar Lake, a tour to he Fort worth the visit. Emtance is cheap, and the place it is very well maintained. View is also beautiful on the Laguna and there is a small museum showing more about the fascinating history of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paolopavesio
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Overlooking the lake, next to the main square, pleasant surprise to discover it while exploring Bacalar

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yoliana2013
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see this place from outside, but in general nothing special. It is in the center of Bacalar and not many people around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LinuteVil
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