do you have cruisers guides? they are most helpful when available.
many locales have only one fuel dock, in mexico
i have been south to zijuatenejo.
zihuatenejo fuel is delivered to your boat in jerry cans via ones dinghy
. in ixtapa there is a fuel dock. in manzanillo there are fuel docks.
barra de navidad lagoon
has a fuel dock with 17 percent dock fee added.
la cruz de huanacaxtle has a fuel dock without that fee. it is in the marina. there is also fuel in vallarta.
there is supposed to be fuel in san blas, between banderas bay and mazatlan. bar entry.
there is fuel in mazatlan, marina area, 2 locations. one is at el cid marina, the other is at fonatur marina.
old harbor mazatlan has no access to fuel dock, not easy access to fuel station.
cabo san lucas is pricey and has the fee for dock use, 17 percent. as for the rest of mexico
, i bought fuel via jerry jugs for the most part.
if you enter marina area in mazatlan for fuel, make sure you call el cid on vhf
16 to see if dredge is working, as it blocks the entry for many hours at a time.
between cabo san lucas and ensenada fuel is scarce. best to fuel before leaving the cabo area.
what month are you leaving panama
?? this is a difficult season to sail that far north without a plan for potential tropical storm/ huricane formation, which occurs approximately weekly along sw mexican coast. there are places to hide while storms pass... nothing with southern opening to ocean is safe..rules out zihuatenejo and the bays in manzanillo.
if you are faced with formations on you, barra de navidadś isla navidad puerta de la navidad is a good place to spend storms. i spent huricane patricia there. no one was damaged in that record
breaker. that marina seemed to have been designed to be cane hole. one of very few true cane holes in mexico. ixtapa is reputed to be one, also.
storms slide up sw coastal mexico, in normal years, 19-21 times. is about 1 per week. keep your eyes open and your weather watched. we are entering a la nina year this month. not certain how this will affect us.