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Old 07-12-2017, 08:28   #1
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I have been trying to find prices for marinas on the Atlantic side of Guatemala. I cant seem to find anything about cost, does anyone have any idea. Last time I was in Guatemala was 1991, and it was all very cheap then. I probably want to go back to the same place Puerto Barrios. I say Guatemala because I know it, but I am really looking for somewhere very cheap to spend winter 2018.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:13   #2
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Re: Guatemala

Prices for a 40 foot mono hull at Nana Juan November 2017

Nana Juana Haul & Splash Q2,844.00 US$387.20
Nana Juana Storage per month Q1,580.00 US$215.11
Electricity extra yet to find out

I am told the other Marinas in Rio Dulce are very simular and there are deals to be had.

There is very little difference in price between keeping a boat afloat in a marina or ashore these day for longer terms

i.e Nana Juana, if you pay 6 months up front there is not Haul & Splash fee
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Old 08-12-2017, 22:17   #3
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Tijax rates:

http://www.tijax.com/marina.php

Brunos Marina:

$200.00 (USD) per month
Q2.88 (~$0.39 USD) per Kilowatt

Captain Johns: http://www.riodulcemarina.com/wordpr...e/sample-page/

Monkey Bay: https://monkeybaymarina.com/rates
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:36   #4
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Re: Guatemala

I'm not sure why but the Rio is really filling up this year, rates are still good, low $200's for 40 feet in most places.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:48   #5
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Re: Guatemala

If you don't want to go all the way down to Gautamaula, then Isla Mujeres Mexico can be fairly cheap. Marinas in the lagoon run about $300-$350/month, but you can anchor for free. Food and drink is cheap and you are only a fast ferry ride away from anything you could want (Walmart, Costco, ect).
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thanks for the info, none as cheap as I had hoped, but then again, never is. I spent three months anchored in Bermuda one winter, anchoring is free, but prices in Bermuda were so expensive it just isn't worth it. Probably would be worth it paying if local prices for other things are cheap.
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thanks for the info, none as cheap as I had hoped, but then again, never is. I spent three months anchored in Bermuda one winter, anchoring is free, but prices in Bermuda were so expensive it just isn't worth it. Probably would be worth it paying if local prices for other things are cheap.
I have been anchoring out in the Rio since 2007 but I would not leave the boat unattended at anchor for any length of time.

Bruno's Marina US$200 per month for a 40 foot mono hull
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thanks for the info, none as cheap as I had hoped, but then again, never is. I spent three months anchored in Bermuda one winter, anchoring is free, but prices in Bermuda were so expensive it just isn't worth it. Probably would be worth it paying if local prices for other things are cheap.
Comparatively thats really cheap dockage. Where are you thats cheaper than the Rio?

Had friend who kept a 40' mono at Catamarans for $150/mo a few years ago...do you consider that too expensive?

If you want to avoid marinas, then as Triumphant points out, there are lots of free anchoring options, but best to have the boat in a marina if you are gone. You do have to pay to clear into the country though.
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I would leave the boat unattended at anchor for any length of time

should have read

I would NOT leave the boat unattended at anchor for any length of time
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I would leave the boat unattended at anchor for any length of time

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I would NOT leave the boat unattended at anchor for any length of time
I was going to call you on that but I'm in a good mood today
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Re: Guatemala

Yes anything $200 or under a month is good. I am in the UK just now, pay about $200 a month, plus electric, (out of the water) where I am its about $450 a month in the water, but can find a marina in England or the Scottish Islands for less than $200 a month. Its three years since I was last on the other side of the Atlantic, but thinking about going next fall. With the idea of reaching the Caribbean about December January. The less I pay when I am there, the longer I can stay.
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There are several options on the Rio then...and anchoring is free.
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