I found this on a Macgregor
forum. Note, this was written by someone else, answering a similar question, I have never been there myself. I would like to make a trip down that coast at some time in the future, but the Bahamas
have to come first!
Quote "If you are wanting a short trip, try La Pesca. It is about 150 miles S. of Brownsville, a very small fishing village. There are no marinas, but a good anchorage just inside the jetties, on the north side of the river. Fuel was available about a mile upstream last time I was there. Limited provisions available at a little store in town. But haven't been there for a three or four years. I think you went to Vera Cruz this past summer, and I can assure you that Vera Cruz is as good as there is down there. I love that place. Villahermosa is also pretty nice, but thats a pretty long haul. Not a lot available other than that, until basically you get to the Yucatan. There is a cruising guide available, that covers the west coast of Mexico, and the Yucatan. It is a Florida to Panama Canal guide, and it it pretty good. I will try to come up with the name of it, or find it somewhere.
Quote " Just inside the jetties, at La Pesca,a little past the lighthouse, starboard side going in, there is a little indention in the bank.
It was a dock
of some kind at some point in time. Water
in there is around 8' deep. You can anchor
in there, and just drag your dinghy
up on the beach. Actually what I did was tie to a piling on one side, and actually dinghyed the anchor
to the beach on the other side. This little hole is big enough for one boat, barely. But have never seen another one in there. La Pesca is just a quiet little fishing
town.There is a bus you can take into town that comes out to the light house on a pretty frequent schedule. The fuel dock
is/was about a mile upstrean, starboard side. I have left all kinds of stuff out down there, and the only thing that ever goes missing is fish
hooks and line. The little kids
will snatch that up in a heartbeat. I usually take some just to give them, keeps them from stealing. But they use it to eat, so I never got too pissed about it. The cruising guide I was trying to think of is by a Capt. Pat Raines, and is Florida
, or something like that. There is a lot of good info in it, one of the best for the Mexican coast. Don't have much knowledge of Tuxpan. Have only been in there once, but if memory serves, the river has plenty of water
, and there is fuel and provisions available. Don't remember any dock facilities. Most of the fuel docks in Mexico
, you have to pull up to a commercial
dock, which is usually a rough concrete bulkhead. Sorry I can't be of more help. But I can certainly recommend you don't go to Tampico.
I hope that will be of interest.