Fuerte San Lorenzo | Visit Panama

WHERE TO GOFuerte San Lorenzo

Chagres, once the main Atlantic port on the isthmus of Panama, is now an abandoned village at the historical site of Fort San Lorenzo.

BASIC INFORMATION

LOCATION

Colón

TEMPERATURE

66 - 86°F (19 - 30°C)

CLIMATE

Tropical

TERRAIN

Beach

Designated as a "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO, Fort San Lorenzo, in the province of Colon, is one of the most ancient Spanish fortresses in America. Besides visiting the ruins of this historical site, tourists may enjoy activities such as bird-watching, diving, and kayaking. The way to San Lorenzo goes through the Panama Canal's Gatun Locks and offers views of Fort Sherman, a former military base surrounded by thick jungle, rich in biodiversity.

WHAT TO DO

BEST KNOWN FOR

Tours of the fort and beautiful ocean views.