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Address: Top of Cerro de la Contaduria, San Blas, Mexico

Old hillside fort built in 1770.

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USD 200.00*
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Day Trip to San Blas from Puerto Vallarta
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Lack of maintenance gives it flair

We visited la Contaduria in out quest to get to know a bit more of San Blas history. The Contaduria is a Fort which was used to defend San Blas from pirates. San Blas used to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to the fort because we were told the view was phenomenal...and it was! We got a short tour by a guy who was super friendly, but didn't speak much English. We had our picnic lunch there and then moved on to our next stop! Kids enjoyed looking at the canons!

Thank Lesley B
Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

You must visit!! Only $10 pesos. ($1.00 dollar to visit.) No charge for Children. No time frame. Enjoy the day. Great place for pictures. Lots of history to be told. Staff is wonderful. Will fill you in on the history of it, if you ask. I stay 10 mins away from there. I enjoy walking there weekly. I love the... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We visited la Contaduria in out quest to get to know a bit more of San Blas history. The Contaduria is a Fort which was used to defend San Blas from pirates. San Blas used to be the most important port in jorth mexico in very early times when the Nao de China, a Galeon, used to travel between San... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Interesting history here, but you have to work to get it.... read up before you go to the site, and make an effort to speak to the guide ( he is very patient with those of us who speak " tourist Spanish" ) in order to learn more, as there is no signage.

Thank greenever
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Average Colonial ruins, about a km. from the town centre, with a good view of the town and the distant Pacific. The mosquitoes take no prisoners; douse yourself with Off! if you don't want instant chikungunya!

Thank jamescollenette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

A short taxi ride will take you up to the old church ruins and the fort. Great views of San Blas and the ocean. Good perspective of where everything is.

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