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Explore Central America Part 1 [PDF Only]

Explore Central America Part 1

Apr 10, 2018 Edition #20

Price: $13.00

Enjoy many previously unpublished anchorages and hidden spots on the Pacific side of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. This newest edition now has more aerial photos and updated prices.


Explore Central America Part 1

Take the mystery out of cruising Central America and get the latest information on anchorages, services, towns and weather. This original material can not be found in other guide books. We spent over 4 years cruising and collecting information for our books. The GPS waypoints are tried and tested not only by us but also by most of the sailors passing through Central America since 2007 when we published our first edition.

Included are over 75 unique GPS waypoints, as well as 45 city maps, charts and images. Important weather information about coastal weather, hurricanes, Tehuantepecers, Papagayos, and typical southern Mexican weather is provided. In addition, are strategies for crossing the dreaded Tehuantepec and tips for using SSB Email to make your own forecasts for your area using GRIB, Spot, Buoyweather, Shore buoys, and NOAA -- information that is hard to find elsewhere. Current entry and exit procedures are explained for all four countries reducing confusion, and speeding up the process. And, for off-boat related activities, there is even information on surf locations, as well as places to tour by land! Read a sample excerpt from Part 1.

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PDF Format

You have your choice of formats. This is the basic PDF version. It is the highest resolution format that is also good for printing as a book if you wish. The PDF format has the most consistently high quality of both the images as well as compatibility on different platforms (Linux, Mac, Windows, etc.). Buy the basic PDF version if you only plan to view this book on a device that is good at reading PDF files (computers and some mobile devices).

This is Not an Epub or Mobi Ereader Format

For those of you with an e-reader, we now offer a package deal of the PDF file and both EPUB and MOBI formats. With a book layout as unusually complicated as this guide book there can be some issues with devices formatting the book properly. E-Ink devices also have very poor screen resolutions so the charts can sometimes be difficult to view. As a backup you are also provided a PDF copy for printing or viewing on large computer screens in full color.

Tested e-readers include: Nook Ed. 1 (NE1), Nook Color, Kindle Keyboard.

If you want the e-reader versions (mobi/epub formats) do not buy this version. Go back to the shopping page and purchase the [PDF, EPUB, MOBI] version


Weather for Tehuantepec, Clearing Papers in and out of Mexico, Puerto Chiapas and crossing the Tehuantepec. Tour suggestions and places for provisioning.


Clearing papers, Puerto Quetzal, tourist destinations, weather information

El Salvador

Clearing papers, weather, many surf locations, Puerto Acajutla, La Libertad, Bahia del Sol, Barrillas Marina, Golfo de Fonseca, Punta Amapala, Isla Conchaguita, Isla Meanguera, La Union. Two Haul out locations and tourist destinations.


Clearing papers, El Tigre Island, Puerto Henecan, San Lorenzo.


Clearing papers, many surf locations, places to hike and tour. Anchorages like Monypenny, Puesta del Sol, Puerto Corinto, Puerto Sandino, El Transito, Masachapa, El Astillero, Pie del Gigante, San Juan del Sur, and about 2 dozen small beach anchorages. Also shopping information, haul out options, and hiking options.