Fort San Lorenzo and Portobelo
What to bring:
Include: Transportation from and to your hotel, local tour guide, entrances to the national park.
Not include: Lunch, Tips or taxes 7%.
Available all days and for kids up to 6 years old.
Price: USD 130 Minimum 2 pax.
This morning your tour guide pick up you at your hotel to explore The Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama. Portobelo-San Lorenzo are a masterpiece of human creative genius. Portobelo is a remarkable example of an open fortified town, destroyed and built several times. San Lorenzo underwent the same process of renovations along the colonial era.
Visit a group of late 16th, 17th and 18th century fortifications. Reach the Castle of San Lorenzo, at the mouth of the Chagres River. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Spanish colonial bastion completed in 1601 served to fortify and protect the river entrance to Las Cruces Trail that led to Panama City on the Pacific Ocean and was later also used as the port of entry for gold diggers on their way to California during the second half of the 19th century, enjoy a lunch at shelter bay marina (Not included)
During the afternoon visit Portobelo, The town of San Felipe de Portobelo was founded in March 20th, 1597, as a Caribbean Terminal of the trail through the Isthmus of Panama, to replace Nombre de Dios as a port of transit and transshipment. The need to ease the overland path along the Isthmus during the rainy season called for an alternative route. The Chagres River-Cruces path, a mixed fluvial and land trail, was the counterpart of Camino Real from Panama City to Portobelo, built as a response to this need.