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After a pleasant drive through the rain forest with occasional monkey sightings the elevated position of these ruins comes a bit as a surprise. There are some information signs providing basic information and background to the various parts of the different structures. A visitor center...More
Located on a promontory at the mouth of the Chagres River, Fort San Lorenzo traces its historical roots back to the 1500’s when a sea level structure evolved to protect Spanish interests (read: the gold route) on the Panamanian isthmus. After being destroyed and then...More
My wife and I visited Fort San Lorenzo at the recommendations of the hotel concierge and I am glad we went with his recommendation. Setting of the fort was breath taking, (Caribbean sea). There was only one more couple there which was very surprising to...More
The fort of San Lorenzo sits on an elevated commanding position on the Caribbean coast of Panama at the mouth of Chagres river. This river was used as a way of transportation of both - supplies for Spanish invaders and the wealth they looted there....More
Our trip to Fort San Lorenzo beat all the eco tours we saw. We could drive here and the view is amazing! Road is really rough and there is opportunity to hike all over.
Well worth the adventure to get here, however, Colon is not...More
In order to experience a “jungle walk” in this part of Panama, our bus dropped us off (and followed us in) on a short road through the jungle that would lead us to the San Lorenzo National Park. Inside the park are fourteen different eco...More
A visit to Fort San Lorenzo in Colon is an absolute must for anyone interested in history and natural sightseeing. It is a little more than an hours drive from Panama City. It is good to have a tour guide who can explain to you...More
The site is spectacular!! At the western edge of the Caribbean and the mouth of the Chagres River, this is probably the best preserved of the Panamanian Spanish forts. The forts were built by the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries to protect the...More
We stayed at Le Meridian hotel in Panama City and they arranged the private car with a driver who took us on a day long trip to Fort San Lorenzo and Leon. He was great, spoke excellent English and very courteous.