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Location

Bahia Del Sol lies one mile inside the Estero de Jaltepeque which is on the Costa del Sol peninsula.

Take note about crossing the sand bar in the Docking section below.

Position 13°16.3'N, 88°53.8'W.

Clearance

Clearance is straightforward. Customs and the Port Captain will wait on the pier and formalities are completed in their office in the Hotel Complex.

Port Captain entrance fee: US$30.
Customs/immigration fee: US$10 per visa for Americans. Nothing for EU Citizens.
Clearing out with a
Zarpe to Mexico: US$40

Last updated January 2013.

Docking

There is a sandbar at the entrance which can be dangerous and can only be navigated at high tide. Entry should not be attempted without a pilot, hail the Bahia Del Sol Hotel on VHF Ch.16 to organise one. Try to time your arrival one or two hours before high tide.

If entry is not possible, you can anchor in 45-50 feet seaward of the entrance. Holding is good in sand, however it can be somewhat uncomfortable.

Alternatively you can find shelter in Barillias (32 miles) or the Gulf of Fonseca (60 miles).

The hotel here has a small marina. Call the marina on VHF Ch.16 (Call “BAHIA DEL SOL”) for tidal information and a swell report and to arrange a pilot boat. The radio is usually only manned between 0800 and 1800. It is best to e-mail the hotel in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the pilot (gerente@bahiadelsolelsalvador.com).

This is an ideal port to safely leave your boat for an extended period of time. There are 2 mooring fields available with plenty of moorings. They each offer similar services.

There are good anchorages in the Bahia in 4 to 7m in sand/mud.

For boats at anchor or on moorings, the hotel offers a weekly charge for use of all its facilities. For US$14 a week cruisers can use the hotel swimming pool, dinghy dock, WiFi and get 30 % off all restaurant and bar bills. Personnel are reported to be very friendly.

Last updated January 2013.

Hotel Bahia del Sol
Oficinas Hotel Bahia del Sol , Col. Escalon 79 Ave.Sur. Pje “C” No. 4-A , San Salvador, El Salvador
Tel:(503)-2257-9463 or (503)-2257-9464 Fax:(503)-2275-8167
Bahia Del Sol is located at 13°15.9'N, 88°53.0'W. The hotel has a small marina with floating docks, approx. 40 slips and a large end tie. The charge is $1.00 per foot/night, with a 50% discount for "Cruiser Club" members. The hotel's Cruiser Club costs $14/week per boat, and includes use of the dinghy dock, the hotel's facilities (pool, showers, WiFi, garbage collection) $1 Beer and a 30% discount at the bars/restaurants. The anchorage in the estuary provides good holding.

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