insurance novamar or mariners group. they have feet in mexico, a requirement for insurance in mexico.
the only 2 real cane holes are ixtapa, very pricey and south of hurricane zone or barra de navidad's isla navidad--puerto de la navidad marina. IS cane hole. reasonable summer rates and segundino is a good guy. the boat willbe watched while you are not present. excellent security
mazatlan is not a cane hole, but rarely do they venture into the marinas
. el cid has too much swell in summer, marina mazatlan is ok (CHEAP!!!) and isla marina is fairly sheltered.
i use barra de navidad for my address of record
with my visa--is residente permanente.
finding reasonable prices is important to me, so i LOVE manzanillo area. north of manzanillo prices for items for boats is outrageous.
people only remember the last storm. odile did a number on la paz, as did previous canes.
there are more than one part to mexico--if you love greingos and gringo oriented living, la paz and soc. if you dislike northers, lapaz isnot the place. as anywhere in soc, northers happen. so do chubascos.
it is also COLD in winter
. just like phx and san diego--cold means 30s at nights.
if you wish to see mexico--head south.
huatulco is also a good place to hide from canes, as there are none there--they only begin to form there. i have yet to go there, but reports are wonderful. no ts,nothing named hits there.
start in soc then move southward as you see fit. mexico is a huge country and much to see, including pyramids and volcanoes.
each locale has advantages and disadvantages--and each person has a different idea as to those.
so-- despite the fact i LOVE mainland mexico south of mazatlan, i recommend starting in san carlos and exploring well and learning
what is your happy place without so many of us telling you what w e like and donot like. there is much variety in mexico-- have fun with ALL of it.
san carlos is a very good place to begin.