Route from Progreso to Celestun and Campeche

Route from Progreso to Celestun

On the route from Progreso to Campeche there are a few ports where you can make a stop for a few hours or a few days deppending on your interest. Such is the case of Sisal or Isla Arenas.  In this section the author will like to point out that there is just only one port that is most suitable for most cruising vessels and that is: CELESTUN. Celestun is located half way between Progreso and Campeche, about 60 nautical miles (NM) from each.  Has a recently draged harbor to 9 feet at low tide, and has a good fuel dock with both diesel and gas.  It also has a good anchorage in the middle of the protected harbor or “Puerto de Abrigo”.

Approximate Distances between
Progreso and Campeche

Yucalpeten to Carbonera  10.5 NM

Yucalpeten to Sisal               25 NM

Sisal to Celestun                   32 NM

Sisal to Palmar                      14 NM

Yucalpeten to Celestun     57 NM

Celestun to Isla Arenas        9 NM

Celestun to El Remate       18 NM

Celestun to Campeche       60 NM

Progreso to Campeche    117 NM

El Remate:

El Remate is said to be an abandoned man made channel, constructed at the beginning of the past century, to harvest precious woods from the Yucatan tropical forest.  It is a nice stop if the weather is good, to do a nice excursion in your dinghy and spend the night anchored out if the weather is good. 

The anchorage coordinates are:

El Remate anchoring point.  Do not go closer than this point if you draw more than 6 feet.



The entrance to the channel which is hidden by mangroves is:

Club de Yates de Yucatán
Club de Yates de Yucatán