Fuerte de San Felipe

Remarkably well-preserved, this fort not only has interesting architecture and a view of the lake, but a nice museum inside. You can explore on your own or take a guided tour.


The museum features historic maps, models of pirate ships, weapons, and navigational instruments. It is a great review of post-Columbian history.

Staying Close

Fuerte de San Felipe is located in Bacalar, which means those staying in this part of the Yucatan Peninsula will be pleased to have easy site access throughout their trip. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, perhaps because there are very few hotel rooms close.

Hotels near Fuerte de San Felipe
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hotelito El Paraiso Hotel 0.3 mi. (19.3 km) S
Hotel America Hotel 0.4 mi. (20.2 km) N
Hotel Hacienda Bacalar Hotel 0.5 mi. (19.6 km) WSW
Cabañas Hostel & Camping Lodge 0.6 mi. (20.4 km) N
Hotel Laguna Bacalar Hotel 1.7 mi. (18.7 km) SW
Casa Aq'ab'al B & B 5.1 mi. (24.7 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

If you're looking for some great outdoor opportunities, consider Bacalar Lagoon Beach, the most convenient beach to access from this historical site.


Contact Information

Location: Bacalar, Mexico


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