aussie--do you plan on doing any of the western mexico coastal areas south of mazatlan??
gulf of california
provides many beautiful areas, all desert oriented. i chose not to go there, preferring the mainland west coast
all of mexico with very few exceptions is safe. border mexican towns are not safe.
dinghies and engines for same are not safe in mazatlan, unfortunately, unless in the marina complex. sad.
banderas bay is lovely and always has good sailing weather
with 15-25 kts in afternoons.
barra de navidad is a good place for summer storm protection. didnt find or experience the thieving i heard rumors about.
zihuatenejo is awesome in winter, when the weather
is perfect and has protection from all swells except from south, wherefrom this bay opens. no thieves. wind
in afternoon 5-14 kts, daily. niice.
la violencia has been placed onhold by the new regime, and there have been zero heard gunshots anymore--awesome.
anyone afraid to cruise
mexico is doing self a dis-service. is awesome here and folks cater to the tourist income
as there is not much of late--tourism is waaay down, causing mexican economy to suffer, and families to become hungry.
san felipe, if one disturbs a tourist, that soul is publicly shamed in back of a nice open pick up truck driven by and owned by the san felipe policia..lol (works.)
mexico is a heaven for cruisers. safe, cheap
, except for haulout in certain yards, with gorgeous scenery and history
of course, for those who actually believe that which they read in sensationalist newspapers, dont bother--we will enjoy nicely without you here.