Paddling the River of Gold

The Chagres River and Fort San Lorenzo

The Chagres River is unquestionably one of the Great Rivers of the World. This section of river has seen more gold than all the rivers in the world combined and paddling along her contains many memories of ardent battles for Pre-Colombian, Incan and Spanish treasures. At the edge of a high cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the legendary river, Fort San Lorenzo bears witness to 400 years of history in the hands of Spanish kings, British admirals and famous intrepid buccaneers like Francis Drake and Henry Morgan. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Fort San Lorenzo and the River of Gold make an exhilarating historical, natural and recreational adventure.