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Old 17-10-2019, 07:42   #1
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Central America Liveaboard Marinas

Considering long term relocation to Mexico- Isla de Mujres, Merida; Costa Rica- Pacific coast; Belize and Panama- either coast. Draft is 5',
Anchoring out is not an option, want liveaboard marina with decent ocean access and shopping within bike range.
Any specific marina information would be most welcome.
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Old 17-10-2019, 07:47   #2
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Marina El Cid in Puerto Morelos is our favorite...very secure!
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Re: Central America Liveaboard Marinas

Is there a reason youíve left Rio Dulce off of your list?

Ocean access requires a day, but the rest of the requirements are met.
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If you make it to Columbia the marina at Tumoco is very secure and reasonably priced
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Re: Central America Liveaboard Marinas

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Marina El Cid in Puerto Morelos is our favorite...very secure!

As far as I can remember that's not in bike range


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Re: Central America Liveaboard Marinas

Can you give more information on Tumoco. Things like amenadies price per foot is there a haul out and can you work on your own boat? Price of skilled workers ect..
Thanks for any info you can provide.
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Tumaco? On the Pacific? Wasn't aware there were good stopping points along the Pacific coast of Columbia. But certainly the Caribbean coast has improved over last 15 years.
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Re: Central America Liveaboard Marinas

Starting with Isla Mujeres, the 2 marinas out front are expensive and boats don't usually stay more than 6 months. Back in the lagoon, are a couple of very funky marinas that have boats that have been there for a while, but they are so tied up that it would take all day to get out for a sail.
El Cid Marina in Morelos,MX is a ways from town and boats usually just stop there for a while.
Belize is a pain in the ass with the 30 day check in all the time. The Rio Dulce in Guatemala is popular. The Bay Islands of Honduras have a couple of marinas. One of the better places might be Bocas Del Toro Panama. There is not much on the Pacific side of Panama and further north in Costa Rica, Golfito might be the only place that is affordable. Mexico on the Pacific side is pretty cool with many places to stay.
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