Details for Puesta Del Sol

Puesta Del Sol

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 10 reviews

Address Asserradores none

Phone408-588-0017 or 011-505-83-0781

After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel

Channel 16 will be monitored by an English speaking person during daytime hours.


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Per the marina website, 2014:

1. The following waypoints should be entered in your GPS:

Waypoint A: Lat. 12° 35.653' north; Long. 087° 25.563' west
Waypoint B: Lat. 12° 36.570' north; Long. 087° 22.430' west
Waypoint C: Lat. 12° 36.830' north; Long. 087° 20.930' west

Waypoint A is about five miles offshore. Waypoint B is the location of the entrance buoy. The entrance buoy is eleven feet high with red and white vertical stripes and has a flashing white light with a 3 mile range. Waypoint C is the location of G1 marking the beginning of the navigation channel to the marina.

2. If you are coming from the northwest, steer a course to Waypoint A that will keep you at least 5 miles offshore. This course avoids several reefs in the vicinity.

3. The approach from the southeast is free of any known hazards and you may steer a course directly for Waypoint B if you wish.

4. The distance from Waypoint A to Waypoint B is 3 nm on a course of 072° True.

5. The distance from Waypoint B to Waypoint C is about 2 nm on the same course of 072° True.

6. Once in the channel of El Estero de Aserradores, follow the buoys marking the channel for 1.36nm. (2.52 km.) to the marina docks. You will never have less than eight feet of water in the channel even at low, low water.

Additional information as of May 2014: The channel markers are good but be aware that lights for night entry are not currently working.





Tide & current additional info

Weak at marina, but can be strong in the channel. It is best to enter/exit at slack tide.


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 8

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: $0.45/kW as of May 2014.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - $0.01 per liter as of May 2014.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Access is provided throughout the entire facility.

Launch service

No - No water taxi is needed.

Pump out


Yes - Ice can be purchased at the bar.




Yes - Cold water only in the showers.


Yes - The heads are large and very clean, all in main building.


Yes - $2.00 per load. Quarters can be exchanged at the front desk in the main building.


Yes - There is a very small tienda outside of the marina. Go straight out the gate and past the big antenna.


No - You might find some parts and materials at Joe's Place in the small town adjacent to the marina.


Yes - There's a full restaurant on site. Joe's Place is a small hostel/restaurant in the small town. Joe is an interesting character who has circumnavigated several times.


Yes - There is a bar on-site and at Joe's Place in town.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Joe's Place. A consortium is building a new hotel in town (2/25/2014).

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Good signal and speed by Central American standards as of May 2014. Download: 0.95 Mbps. Upload: 0.62 Mbps at mid-day.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - There's a concrete ramp adjacent to the marina on the SW side.


Other services


Reviews for Puesta Del Sol
stop only if you must, 2016-08-27
Captain: , cave creek az (60)

There is nothing to do here. Town(supplies) is 25 miles away. The Marina tried to charge us for 4000 gals of water when in fact we used none.

Puesto Del Sol Sept 2015, 2015-10-01
Captain: , Redondo Beach Ca (460)

Nice little Marina , Clearance was very easy about 100 bucks in and about 15 bucks out. Marina rates are reasonable and Fuel was reasonable. Good Restaraunt. Good Wifi, found the entrance to be very easy with no problems what so ever. Marina staff is very accomodating although you may have to track them down if you need something.

Update to confirm 5 star, 2015-06-19
Captain: , Long Beach (50)

4-10-2015. All good reviews still stand. Trust your charts on entry. It looks a bit daunting upon entrance and then just flattens out for smooth enrty. Take some time here to see Nicaragua. Awesome country and people.

Great place to stop!, 2014-09-05
Captain: , San Diego (277)

We spent a week at Puesta Del Sol in May 2014. It's a wonderful marina. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Food at the bar/restaurant is very good. The channel was well marked but be sure you follow channel and waypoints. We also refueled here with no problems.

The marina is a long way from pretty much everywhere. But, this would be a good place to leave your boat while you travel in land to see the many sites of Nicaragua.

Great resort, great shelter from WX, 2014-04-09
Captain: , Seattle, WA (121)

Arrived 4-8-2014, just ahead of a forecast of 5 days of strong winds. Also stayed here in 4-2010. This marina & all the staff have taken excellent care of us both times. Dockmaster Dorian Espinoza is English-fluent and assists your boat via VHF, arranges for check-in/check-out of country, and much more. 4 officials (port capt., Navy, Customs, Immig.) take a 1-1/2 hr. (one-way) trip from Corinto to this marina so a vessel's check in/check out is a breeze here. All officials are very professional and friendly; they may/may not board your boat when they process your paperwork. Carry US dollars in small bills to pay each official's fees in exact change ($11 to Customs; $25 to Port Captain; $49 to Immigration for our entry of a 40' boat with 2 people aboard).

Floating docks & the estuary's waters remain comfortable even in 20+kt. NE Papagayo winds. Marina & resort area is secure and comfortable. Restaurant "El Muelle" serves excellent food at a wide range of prices; the tasty Antojitos Nico, billed as an appetizer for US$8, will keep you full all day! Nice pool; friendly & helpful staff everywhere; lots of bird life in estuary; and 1 or 2 beaches with excellent seashelling - so, lots of reasons to stay for a few days. As an example, 2014 marina rates include dockage at US$1.25/ft./day for 1st 2 days (to cover the officials' travel expenses to/from Corinto); US$0.80/ft./day thereafter for boats >36'. Email marina for a complete & current fee schedule.

Great marina, 2014-03-06
Captain: , Guatemala (246)

A great marina, especially since we were unable to enter either Bahia del Sol or Puerto Barillas.
All check-in documentation was taken care of at the marina. Make sure to carry US$ in cash with you since that's the only payments they will accept, and in exact change please....
Total cost for clearing in was $40.00. If you want to leave within the next two days I suggest that you clear out at the same time and tell the officials that you are leaving the next day very early.
Facilities are great but they offer limited shade areas. The one nice shaded area we found was the patio off of the laundry room (US$2.00 p/load, quarters only - you can get them at the from desk).
The marina offers a free shuttle upon request that will take you to the 2nd swimming pool and palapa right on the entrance point to the estuary.
Restaurant is right next to the marina but you can also walk to the small village (turn right at the small cemetery and right at the next Y) where you will find Joe's Place. Great food, great ambiance and great prices. Joe is an interesting character who has circumnavigated.
If you'd like to visit the nearest town, Chinandega, you can either take one of the two buses that leave from the village (6.30am is the last one) or order a cab at the front desk ($25.00 one way).

The local village offers limited re-provision opportunities but Chinandega has a large market.

Security at the marina is excellent. Water and electricity are both available; they didn't charge us for usage but there were other cruisers that were charged for both.

No propane re-fill available. We suggest to fill up on diesel here since the nearest fuel opportunity might be at least 2 days away.

Comfortable stop, 2013-04-25
Captain: , Seattle (402)

This is a good stop. Be aware of bar at entrance; best to enter at slack high tide. Well-marked channel. Buggy in evening. Place is currently quiet with nothing around. Folks are great and helpful.

Good sheltered marina, 2013-03-29
Captain: , London (639)

Owner lives on marina in his boat which speaks volumes for the place.
There is a great Palapa and swimming pool on the beach across the penisular which is part of the marina and hotel.
The hotel has a good restaurant which is just as well as its the only place around.
You are made welcombe and the port captain gets the necessary officials aboard to do the check in/out.
The channel in looks a litle daunting at first but it is deeper than you expect and well marked. Having said that don't try it at night.
All in all good value and a great place to leave the boat to do some exploring inland.

Very Nice to Us, 2013-03-13
Captain: , San Francisco (10)

No long trek up a river or into a bay. Very good prices compaired to the Caribbean or Panama for a marina. All paper work was done on board, great price and harbor master was there to make sure all went smoothly.

very nice facility, 2011-06-26
Captain: , Seattle (180)

nice, quiet, reasonable, secure with resort, pool and restaurant all in one place. A little spendy for what and where it is.

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