Originally Posted by sbaydreamer
Ok- sounds like a good option, skipping skipping Nicaragua
, El Salvador and Guatemala.
How was the Mexican coastline before you reached Sea of Cortez? Nice? Worth spending time?
We have cruised Mexico’s west coast
many times and have always enjoyed it. This trip up was the first time we got to cruise
southern Mexico and we really enjoyed seeing Chiapas even if it meant that we had to stay in the marina in Puerto Madero (we prefer anchoring). Since we had such great conditions to cross the Gulf of Tehuantepec, we skipped Huatulco and headed for Puerto Angel but it was much too rough to even attempt to enter. Instead, we continued on to Puerto Marques for a couple of nights, spent a delightful afternoon in Isla Roqueta before making the passage to Zihuatenejo, which is a very fun place to visit (we had spent a fair amount of time there with our family
Barra de Navidad is one of the few flat calm anchorages
on the west coast
of Mexico and there’s often a sizable cruising community anchored there. We spent a couple of nights in Tenacatita before we rounded Cabo Corrientes and anchored off of La Cruz.
We are working on getting our permit
to visit the Revillagigedos and, if you’re a diver, they shouldn’t be missed. From there, depending on the wind
, we’ll probably sail to Mazatlán and then over to La Paz
, which we’ve visited many times and always enjoy.
The Sea of Cortez is a magical place for us and we’re eager to get back there. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Fair winds and calm seas.