Travel Lift in Puerto Chipas

August 2013: Marina Chiapas (Puerto Chiapas) is hauling yachts out of the water with the brand new 60-ton travel lift, both for repairs or dry storage (paved yard). This new boat yard capability is a huge advantage for cruisers wanting to summer over on the hard in southern Mexico, or needing repairs before or after…

Cruising Pacific Mexico – SSCA

Cruising Pacific Mexico –Join Pat Rains for two Seven Seas Cruising Association webinars (online seminars) on Cruising Pacific Mexico Tue . Sept 27 1900 Pacific Time “Cruising the Sea of Cortez: Upper and Lower” Wed. Sept 28 1900 Pacific Time “Cruising Pacific Mexico – Ensenada to Puerto Chiapas” Capt. Pat Rains, author of “Mexico Boating…

Is it safe to travel by boat in Mexico?

Darren Carey, manager of IGY Marina in Cabo San Lucas, gets asked this question frequently. IGY Marina is the largest boating facility in Cabo San Lucas, and that resort port at the tip of Baja has long been the center of the universe – at least the nautical tourist universe in Mexico. “In light of…

New Marina in Puerto Chiapas

Marina Chiapas to Handle Yatista Paperwork When Marina Chiapas is inaugurated in November, it will focus on providing easy international arrivals and exits. Puerto Chiapas, formerly called Puerto Madero, is 14 miles north of the Mexico-Guatemala border, so this new full-service marina will be the southernmost recreational boating facility on Mexico’s Pacific coast and a…

Isla Mujeres

Fabled landfall for yachts, Isla Mujeres (Women Island) welcomes you to the Yucatan Channel. Isla Mujeres lies 104 n.m. WSW of Cabo San Antonio, Cuba; about 330 n.m. SW of Key West, Florida; 490 n.m. SE of the Mississippi River mouth; or 650 n.m. ESE of the Rio Grande at the US border. This low…

Central American Resource Directory

Marinas and Yacht Clubs Bahía Ballena Yacht Club, Tambor, Costa Rica, (506) 683-0095 Bahíabyc@racsa.co.cr Bahia del Sol Hotel & Marina, El Salvador (503) 2327-0300. Balboa Yacht Club, Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama, (507) 228-5794 bycmarina@cwpanama.net. Banana Bay Marina, Golfito, Costa Rica, (506) 2775-0838 www.BananaBayMarina.com Barefoot Cay Marina, Roatan, Honduras, (504) 2455-6235 www.barefootcay.com Barillas Marina Club,…

Marina Papagayo Costa Rica

What’s New in Costa Rica? Here’s an excerpt from “Cruising Ports” 6.5 edition …Marina Papagayo (180 full-service slips, floating fuel dock) is the only real marina in northwest Costa Rica since Marina Flamingo was shut down. Marina Papagayo lies in the N corner of Bahia Culebra. Call the marina on VHF 16 when you’re within…