Reading a post asking suggestions for sailing from the Keys to Isla Mujeres and been bored out of my mind plus serious questions about cruising to the Islands this fall started to look at the Western Caribbean
as an alternate destination
I am very superficially knowledgeable on this vast area as I sailed from the Panama Canal
via San Andres, Honduras
, Swan Island and Isla Mujeres.
I avoided Belize
at that time because felt uncomfortable sailing short-handed through the coral
reef basic topography and at the time to check in the office of the Port Captain
Looking with new eyes seems as a possible alternative to the more frequented Eastern Caribbean
,the distances from Florida
shorter and if able to use Cuba
as a place to refuel a relative better angle for sailing the prevalent winds?
Isla Mujeres/Cancun is not a desirable area for cruising but a good stopping place for refuel, wait out for better weather
and then is Belize
and Rio Dulce (best hurricane
hole in the area)
Any experience with this area?