Fuerte de San Felipe Bacalar (San Felipe Fort)
Fuerte de San Felipe Bacalar (San Felipe Fort) Review
Fuerte de San Felipe Bacalar is a 17th-century stone fort, built by the Spaniards using stones from the nearby Mayan pyramids. It was originally constructed as a haven against pirates and marauding bandits, then was transformed into a Maya stronghold during the War of the Castes. Today the monolithic structure, which overlooks the enormous Laguna de Bacalar, houses government offices and a museum with exhibits on local history (ask for someone to bring a key if museum doors are locked).
- Address: Bacalar, Quintana Roo
- Phone: 983/832–6838
- Cost: $5
- Hours: Tues.–Thurs. and Sun. 9–7
- Location: Bacalar