We sailed Panama to Cancun Mexico
in December. The problem with the coastline route
is that there are some very nasty shallows that stick out 200 miles from the Nicaraguan/Honduran coast. They are the Caribbean
equivalent of Cape Hatteras and can develop some very interesting and large waves. Also my insurance
company now prohibits Nicaragua
as a place to visit.
If you are cruising you can visit the islands Cavos Albuquerque, San Andres and Providencia but in doing so you give up easting and you may have difficulty getting back east to clear the shallow areas.
We needed to get to Mexico
to meet family
. From the San Blas We laid Grand Cayman on one tack, 600 miles and 5 days, went diving
for two weeks and then laid Cancun
on one tack 380 miles in 3 days.
Next time we will go diving