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Ensenada Utria (Colombia Pacific Coast)

Ensenada Utria (Colombia Pacific Coast)

Characteristics

Description

National park with a park fee and anchoring fee.
There is a small military force stationed here to watch the coast.
The bay offer a very good protection.
8/01/2016
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Bahia Solano (Pacific Coast of Colombia)

14nm
346°
Approching, keep more than 2 NM off Punta Solano because of off lying rocks.

This is a Port of Entry and is a useful one if coming from Panama, being towards the north of Colombia's pacific coast.The bay is well protected but is open to the north. There is an anchorage not ...
8 Jan 16

Bahia Coqui (Colombia Pacific Coast)

22nm
181°
Little bay about 4 NM SW of Nuqui is very calm and protected.

Anchor in 27' .
8 Jan 16

Bahia Cupica (Colombia Pacific Coast)

41nm
348°
Just North of bahia Solano is bahia Cupica.
When approching be very carefull of punta Cupica. Rocks can be found as far as two miles of the land.
Bay open to the S, si it is best visited during the dry season or when the winds are coming from the North.
8 Jan 16

Buenaventura Harbor (Colombia Pacific Coast)

128nm
172°
This port is located at about the midway point in Colombia's Pacific coast. It has the reputaion of being one of the most violent cities in the country.
It's a port of entry.

Phone: 691 43 48
Fax: 691 43 52
Mail: matildec@sprbun.com

Great care needs to be ...
8 Jan 16

Taboga island (Panama Pacific coast)

212nm
321°
Taboga island, also known as the "Island of Flowers", is a volcanic island in the Gulf of Panama, about 20 km from Panama city.At low tide, the northern end of the island is joined by a sand bar to the small island of El Morro, and the southeastern end is 270 meters from the neighboring ...
21 Dec 15

Taboga anchorage (Panama)

213nm
321°
Located 6 miles S of La Playita.
There are moorings for rent on both sides of the long touristic pontoon.
At low tide and during the week the beach is wide and nice, but at high tide it becomes small and dirty, especially on Saturday and Sunday, when hundreds of local tourists ...
27 Dec 15

Flamenco marina (Panama)

217nm
323°
Located at the end of the The Causeway. Although mostly occupied by local boats, there is some pier space available for visitors at this full service marina.
No advance bookings possible. This marina suffers from surge and is expensive. Phone: 011-507-314-1980Water, fuel ...
21 Dec 15

Las Brisas anchorage (Panama)

218nm
323°
Las Brisas anchorage is located NW of isla Perica, on the causeway.This anchorage tends to be used during the rainy season (April­December) due to prevailing S/SE winds. It can be quite rough during the dry season due to N/NE gap winds. During the rainy seaon expect frequent, sudden ...
21 Dec 15

Balboa Yacht Club (Panama)

219nm
323°
Balboa Yacht Club is south of the Balboa Commercial Port and close to the Bridge of the Americas.Phone: +507 228 5196 CAUTION: When approaching from the south, do not turn into the mooring field until you are past buoy 14.5. There is a large sandbar stretching across the south end ...
21 Dec 15

Balboa Harbor (Panama Pacific coast)

220nm
323°
Balboa has been said by many to be "cruiser-unfriendly" with regards to safe moorings. For those transiting the Canal from Colon and arriving in Balboa at 0300, this may well be true. Finding a mooring field or safe place to anchor in the dark is difficult here and the marinas ...
21 Dec 15

La Playita anchorage (Panama)

221nm
321°
Located outside the breakwater of the La Playita Marina, on the south side of The Causeway.
The anchorage here is protected from strong winds and waves from the north and east, yet you are continuously exposed to the wake of transiting canal vessels and their related work boats ...
20 Dec 15

Santa Cruz Del Islote

243nm
21°
Santa Cruz del Islote (Santa Cruz islet) is an island located off the coast of Colombia. It is a part of the Archipelago of San Bernardo.
5 Jan 16
Local Area

Colombia (Pacific coast)

Lying to the south of Panama, Colombia Pacific coast is surrounded by Venezuela to the east, Ecuador and Peru to the south west.

Security:
Security in Colombia has improved steadily over the 2006-2008 time-frame; however, greed, corruption, drugs, and guerrillas all have ...
7 Jan 16

NE Pacific Ocean

WindsWinds and currents in the Pacific flow predominantly from East to West. Above the equator Pacific Ocean trade winds blow from the northeast. Below the equator they blow from the southeast. By taking advantage of the different (north and south) directions of the east-flowing winds, ...
25 Oct 17

Isla Gorgona (Colombia Pacific Coast)

This island, lying about 18NM off the Pacific coast of Colombia, N of Guapi bay, is another National Park. For many years it was a maximum security prison, but now is a location for scientific research and tourism. It has a wide range of marine species as well as coral reefs. A ...
7 Jan 16

Malpelo island

Isla Malpelo is located at approximately N 3º59' W 81º36' (about 235 miles/378 km from the Columbian coast and 225 miles/362 km from Panama).
Malpelo is a world class dive spot on par with Cocos with clear water and tons of fish and sharks. Divers often see 100's of sharks ...
7 Jan 16
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