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

Those wishing to visit Fuerte de San Felipe may choose to book their trip in Bacalar, since visitors to this part of the Yucatan Peninsula will be excited to have easy site access during their visit. Tourists will find a couple handfuls of lodgings situated in the area around Fuerte de San Felipe.

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

One nearby beach that does bring in some historic site guests, is Bacalar Lagoon Beach.


Contact Information

Location: Bacalar, Mexico


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