Originally Posted by Yachtboy
Most hurricane sources between 7 and 15 degrees north move off on a bearing between 275 degrees and 350 degrees until a latitude of 25 degrees when they cut back north east. Hence Panama, Curacao and to a lesser extent Trinidad are clear of all recorded hurricane paths in Carribean since 1891....
...it can get a bit windy.
While risks are less along certain routes, I've had friends lose boats in both Grenada
and Providencia to hurricanes.
Also, your route
down the Pacific coast is definitely head
long into historic hurricane paths. Just look up the historic tracks here Historical Hurricane Tracks
I've sailed in up to Cat 1 conditions, and don't care to experience anything more than that, certainly more than "...a bit windy".
Season aside, one stop I would not recommend, is the Pacific coast of Guatemala
. While the officials on the Caribbean
coast here (Rio Dulce) are quite cruiser friendly, the officials on the Pacific coast are not. A few friends have had issues there and one had skip the country illegally in order to void having his boat confiscated.