Welcome aboard Trout,
Last fall I took my sailboat from Toronto Canada
to Rio Dulce Guatemala
. Some of my favourite places on the trip were Isla Mujeres Mexico
, Cay Caulker Belize
and Havana Cuba
Isla Mujeres was my overall favorite. Its safe, the people are friendly and lots of restaurants and bars. You can anchor
out but there are plenty of northerners to make it uncomfortable. If you are lucky you might get in one the marinas
in the lake south of harbor where its only $300 per month but the demand is high. The lake itself is fairly protected for anchoring
Cay Caulker is a great party place and the anchoring
is fairly protected.
, well you probably won't go there being American but a lot do. It really a great place, Should be seen before they drop the embargo.
Up the Rio Dulce river in Guatemala
is a great place to leave your boat for hurricance season but I found it rather boring. A great side trip though is Antigua
(the town not the island) near Guatemala city. There you can learn Spanish very cheaply and they have good restaurants.