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Galapagos to Mexico

By doina — last modified Jun 24, 2008 05:11 PM

Published: 2008-06-24 17:11:50
Topics: Pacific Ocean East
Countries: Galapagos , Mexico

I am trying to get some advice on a route from the Galapagos to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Thanks

Fran Magee

Fran,

That's about the easiest question received at noonsite recently!

You can either sail direct from Galapagos, closing with the Costa Rica coast and then running parallel to the coast (see my World Cruising Routes for tactics along that coast), or you might prefer to take a direct, offshore route all the way. As you approach the Bay of Panama you may run into north headwinds - one more reason to stay offshore longer.

Fair Winds

Jimmy Cornell, noonsite