The best route
to take after leaving Guatemala
is to sail north, to the south coast of Cuba
and make your easting cruising that south coast. Then check out in Santiago de Cuba
and sail to Port Antonio in Jamaica
. From there, go S-SE to Santa Martha in Colombia
and check in. After that, you can cruise
the whole coastline towards Cartagena
, where you check out for Colombia
but with intermediate points at all the off-shore islands along the coast, plus Sapzurro.
From Sapzurro it is a 2 hour sail to Isla Pinos in Panama
where you report to the chief (he will probably come to your boat in his ulu (canoe)) and you can cruise
the full length of the San Blas archipelago. Don't forget to clear in at Isla Porvenir at the other end of the San Blas.
As most often, the easy way takes more time but is also 1,000x as memorable as the direct line. There aren't much prettier places in the world than what you get to see in Colombia & Panama