Details for Marina Chiapas

Marina Chiapas

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Average rating 4.6 stars from 11 reviews

Address Puerto Chiapas, CS


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Guillermo Garcia

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


The main channel entering Puerto Madero is very large and deep. Big ships come in here. Any concerns about entering this channel with heavy swell can be set aside.

Note that the satellite image (as of 5/2013) was taken prior to the construction of the marina, which is why it appears to be on dry land.

Entrance to Puerto Chiapas 14° 41.819 N, 92° 24.685 W
First turn (RIGHT) towards Marina 14° 42.173 N, 92° 24.327 W
Second turn (RIGHT) towards Marina 14° 42.240 N, 92° 24.170 W
Third turn (RIGHT) towards Marina 14° 42.195 N, 92° 23.781 W
Fourth turn (LEFT) into Marina Chiapas 14° 41.990 N, 92° 23.665 W

Marina Slips 14° 41.930 N, 92° 23.525 W





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 21

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 60
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: End ties to 160 feet.


Transient: 63
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.80/ft (2016-10-29)

Other price info: $0.50 USD per foot per day on monthly basis + 16% tax.
Discounts during July-Oct.
$0.80 USD per foot per day


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: Up to 440V.

Pricing info: No electrical meters, electricity is included in the slip fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - 25psi low pressure well water system.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: There are two fuel docks outside the marina in the harbour with high speed pumps. It's a concrete wall and it is recommended to use it at high tide. 21 feet deep

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: There are two fuel docks outside the marina in the harbour with high speed pumps. It's a concrete wall and it is recommended to use it at high tide. 21 feet deep.


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out











Yes - No on-site washing machines. Staff member will take it home and have their wife do it and deliver the next day.





Yes - Nice on-site restaurant, but closes by about 7 pm.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 75 ton travel lift.

Storage facilities

Yes - Very large paved storage yard with power and water

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Fairly good WiFi signal and bandwidth. Good 3G.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Walk out to the road to catch a collectivo to town for $16 pesos. Taxis about $25 each way.

Other services


Reviews for Marina Chiapas
Best place to check in or out, 2017-03-18
Captain: , Portsmouth NH (380)

Spent a few days here to repair and rest. It's a new facility with good protection nice floating piers and good power. You will be insected upon arival by customs, imigration,and the navy and again befor you leave. There is a restaurant on site that serves great food at a reasonable price. A small store sells some needed supplys but is limited. Town is not to far away and is easy to reach either by cab or bus. It is a verry large city with everything you need as long as you can find it. The harbor master is very helpful with the process of checkin or out.

Marina Chiapas Sept 2015, 2015-09-25
Captain: , Redondo Beach Ca (490)

Great Marina , very well run , excellent facilities , very helpful staff, reasonable rates, good security, Really enjoyed our time here. Also the Chiapas area is very beautiful we went to waterfulls, ruins, and Coffee plantations as side trips , It's a bit of a run into town, but a Walmart and Home depot are available. Good machine shop right around the corner, and they have a nice little work bench you can use out back for repairs. I would rate this a must stop for those going north or south.

great place to wait out t-pec, 2015-06-19
Captain: , Long Beach (50)

I agree with all good statements. Also, the harbormaster has the t-pec crossing weather nailed. I hung out here waiting for the right time going North. Tour to the coffee farm very cool.

Very Helpful, 2015-01-28
Captain: , Annapolis Marina (20)

Stopped here when enroute from Panama to San Diego due to a broken autopilot. Staff was very helpful in arranging for FedEx delivery. Facilities seemed new.

Great experience here, 2014-09-05
Captain: , San Diego (277)

We spent three nights here in March of 2014. The marina is extremely well protected from wind and currents and the facilities are in first class condition. It a ways to any provisioning, but it is available if you need it. The staff was very helpful and the food at the restaurant was excellent. We will definitely spend some more time here if we ever head north.

Didn't follow through with storage commitments, 2014-05-12
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

We stored our boat here from June 2013 until January, 2014. We had arranged with the marina staff to check the boat every 2 weeks and to have the bottom cleaned on a monthly basis. Neither of these was done. The bottom was a reef and even after cleaning before departure, the barnacle "lips" which were left allowed growth to reform and caused problems for the remainder of the year. It certainly doesn't help that the guys cleaning the bottom free dive as they don't even have a Hooka-like compressor. Luckily we had our own dehumidifier on board which kept the boat dry and mold free. I would have hated to have seen what it would have looked like if we didn't have the dehumidifier!

The marina itself is a very nice marina, but you're in the middle of nowhere. In order to do any provisioning you have to go into Tapachula, which is a 20+ minute $15-20 taxi ride or a much longer & cramped collectivo ride. But the good news is that you can get just about anything that you want.

The marina is well protected from swell and/or waves. Rarely did we feel any strong winds, despite them blowing at a good clip on the ocean.

It would have been very nice if the marina had installed a swimming pool instead of tennis courts (which I've seen used 1 time), but that's not what the owners wanted.

The marina also had problems with their web site and e-mail. My web site was well indexed with Marina Chiapas and as a result I kept getting e-mail from people who couldn't contact the marina to see if I knew what was going on or had a working e-mail. They also didn't answer phone calls.

One of the biggest issues that we faced was that the restaurant closed down at random times. If you eat early, that probably won't be a problem, but we like to eat at 7:30+ and many times they had already closed. When they were open the food was quite good.

There are very few cruiser friendly marine services in the area. Most of the people who you will find are used to supporting the fishing fleet.

The marina staff was very helpful when clearing out, driving several cruisers to the various locations. That couldn't have been easier.

Marina Chiapas/update, 2014-02-15
Captain: , Guatemala (246)

New 60 tons travel lift. Today, Jan. 12, 2014, they hauled a 100ft vessel.

Very nice and new with super staff, 2013-06-09
Captain: , Juneau, AK (288)

The Marina has been open now for just over one year and is clean and very well cared for. The travel lift is still not here but due "soon." Concrete docks are first rate. Enrique, the manager, will run you into immigration for entry/exit and will handle your Zarpe for you as well. Fresh water is the same as that used by the Navy base, so other cruisers report it is safe to drink. Evenings are very quiet, although the instant coffee plant across the way generates some noise during the day.
A number of cruisers are storing their boats here for the season. Fuel dock is reported to be difficult for smaller boats as it has a concrete wall that is quite tall. Larger boats should be OK at high tide. Resturant service is slow (typical in this region) but food was good. Credit card machine not working while we visited, but prices not bad for a marina resturaunt/bar.
Huge Walmart several miles into town, but Enrique will be happy to run you in on his daily afternoon drive into town. Marina supplies limited to Autozone stock.
Because of it's location within a free-zone with Guatamala, all boats are inspected by the Navy (usually with a drug dog) upon entry and exit. Everyone was professional and courteous.

Safe, fun and helpful, 2013-04-11
Captain: , Seattle (402)

This is a great, new marina with more wonderful things to come. It is set back in a safe lagoon. We left our boat here 2 weeks while in Guatemala at language school. They even emailed us to say all was well! Several are already booked for the season, knowing their boat will be safe. They take you for the check-in/out with all authorities. They'll help you get to town for shopping. The restaurant is now open and a fun gathering place - bring bug-spray if no wind in the evening. Enrique and Memo have put together a first-rate place at great rates. The Oxxo is now open. Facilities are in for a haul-out; travel lift is due soon. There are already talks of expanding. It's currently not full, but close. This place will change cruising to Central America, offering a great stop before or after the Tehuantepec.

Check out or in to Mexico, 2013-03-18
Captain: , London (709)

Good quite marina at the back of the harbour, the entrance is up a river and not easy to see. Go to the right hand basin and at the end turn right up the waterway.
Very helful marina staff, they will drive you to the airport and Captinary for check in/out with no charge and do all the papework for you. New restaurant about to open on site March 2013.

New clear in/out, 2012-09-27
Captain: , Long Beach (983)

Wonderful new marina. Stopped here May of 2012. Top notch staff, facilities. Beautiful buildings and grounds. Far back in the channels of Puerto Madero. Not buggy. Easy to clear in as the marina will call the Navy and officials who come to the marina by pango. Very helpful in getting to the local groceries. Nice haulout facility, new Travellift due in June. Should be a good spot put the boat on the hard for the hurricane season. Local fuel best price we found in Mexico.

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