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

Bacalar is a good option for those wishing to visit Fuerte de San Felipe, since travelers to this area of the Yucatan Peninsula will have easy site access for the duration of their trip. There isn't much congestion in the area near the historic site, especially as there aren't many lodging options 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

Fuerte de San Felipe guests often also make a visit to Bacalar Lagoon Beach, the most conveniently accessed beach, and a great spot to catch some rays and relax after a visit there.


Contact Information

Location: Bacalar, Mexico


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