They Don't Call it The Aquarium for Nothin'

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Gorgeous, Good Surf, But Mind the Bugs

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A Keyhole Anchorage With Great South Protection

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An Unexpected Irish Connection

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Surgey But Lovely Resort Marina with Poolside Fun

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Great Value in a Protected Marina. Good Food Too.

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Banana Tows, Music and Jet Skis, Oh My!

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Kid Boat Center of Universe. Fun for Adults, Too

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A Dream Around Christmas, Nightmare in Spring

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Accessible Beach Town with Imposing Swimming Guest

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A Surfing Break for a Day or a Week

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Rare Mid-Coast Island Anchorage

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Sweet Mexico Beach Town with Just Enough of Everything

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A Decadent Escape from the Toils of Cruising

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Your Peaceful Sleeping Oasis

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Full-Time Summer Camp for Adults

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The Galapagos of Mexico

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Longboard Surf Haven with Identity Crisis Ashore

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Photogenic Mellow Jungle Beach Town

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Mexico Mainland – Central

Stretching from Mazatlan in the north to Manzanillo in the southern end, the central coast of Mexico boasts a number of lovely anchorages, true cruiser hubs with every possible distraction, and decent marinas and facilities. Take your time and soak into the Gold Coast and Costalegre (the happy coast).

Weather is seasonal cyclical, but generally benign. Cabo Corrientes (Cape of Currents), at the southern entrance to Bahia Banderas, provides the largest obstacle, with nearly always southbound current, and often higher wind speeds squeezing around this land mass.

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Printed Cruising Guides to Pacific Mexico – Mainland Central Coast

Contrary to popular belief, we’re HUGE fans of printed cruising guides, and consider them essential gear for cruising any coast. Below are the OCG recommended cruising guides for this area. Following the links and purchasing these cruising guides (or anything else) helps fund OCG through a small commission. Thanks!

Charlie’s Charts – Pacific Mexico

Rains Guide to Pacific Mexico

Shawn and Heather Pacific Coast of Mexico Guide