Tropical Weather Now Updated

After upgrading the tide tables, the next important thing that needed review was the Caribbean Weather Page, here:

The page looks like it did before but the content has changed. New technologies are available today. The old GOES-EAST satellite was taken out of service and replaced with GOES-16, but is still called GOES-EAST. This satellite is a marvel of technology, delivering jaw-dropping imagery at 7000×7000 resolution in visible light and every IR band. Two of the most useful images are shown on the page, and a link is provided if you want to explore all the things that this satellite can do.

Excess info has been removed. Boaters in Rio Dulce don’t care what the temperature is in Caracas. I used to show ordinary weather forecasts for various cities in Guatemala, which was a leftover from when I did the radio nets. That’s been removed and replaced with the weather forecast for Fronteras.

Rather than cluttering the web page with more notes, I’ll write a legend for each item displayed on the weather page and some background in another blog post.


All Tides are Updated

I am pleased to announce that the Maya Paradise tide tables are now fully updated.  Time and level for all tides, including those occasional days with five tides are shown for the following locations:

Rio Dulce Entrance / Livingston, Guatemala, 15.8333° N, 88.8167° W

Isla Guanaja, Honduras, 16.4833° N, 85.9000° W

Port Royal, Isla de Roatan, Honduras, 16.4000° N, 86.3333° W

Puerto Cortes, Honduras, 15.8333° N, 87.9500° W

Puerto Castilla, Honduras, 16.0000° N, 86.0333° W

Belize City, Belize, 17.5000° N, 88.1833° W

Punta Gorda, Belize, 16.1000° N, 88.8167° W

Sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, and moon phase are also calculated for the above locations.

Please note that times are shown in local time, Central American Standard Time, not UTC as before. Levels are in feet.

Tides are accurately calculated for the year 2019 through the year 2040 for all locations except Punta Gorda. The harmonic elements and constants for Punta Gorda are not good enough to calculate past 2036.

Happy Sailing!

Maya Paradise Tide Tables


Renovation and upgrades to the Maya Paradise web site are underway. The most urgent thing needing attention is the tide tables. All the obsolete data has been removed and a new page structure put in place.

The Rio Dulce Entrance tide tables for 2019 are up. Tables for the other locations covered on Maya Paradise are in progress. Thank you for your patience.


Welcome to the new Maya Paradise blog. The Maya Paradise web site has had a blog on Blogger/Blogspot for many years. The main focus of the old blog was general news about Guatemala. It fell into disuse and is obsolete.

This new blog is on its own domain and the primary focus will be news and announcements from Rio Dulce, items of interest to sailors and tourists, and news about the Maya Paradise web site. Some posts from the old blog may be brought over to the new blog if they’re still relevant.

I hope this new blog becomes as useful as it can be.