This post contains a detailed breakdown of costs for 2 GRANDPAckers holidaying on Utila Island, Honduras to GRANDPAcking standard.
As a reminder, this “standard” requires 2 GRANDPAckers to:
- Stay in an Hotel Double Room with Fan and Private Bathroom
- Eat 3 ‘balanced’ meals each day in a budget restaurant
For more detail, read Utila – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where to Stay and Utila – Honduras – Information. The latter won’t be posted until the middle of July 2017 (when I leave the island).
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Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures.
MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS:
I did not live on Utila to GRANDPAcking standard – I couldn’t afford to.
However, in my next post “Utila – Honduras – LIVING on a GRANDPAcking Budget“, I will provide my actual costs for comparative purposes … and, so that people can see how it can be done.
WHAT IT SHOULD COST 2 GRANDPAckers:
Costs are broken down into:
- Cost Of Existence
- Cost Of Living
COST OF EXISTENCE (COE):
I suggest that you get onto sites like Utila Guide and make contact with some hotels (that are not found in online search engines) to get better prices.
GRANDPAckers should easily be able to get an acceptable Double Room with Fan and Private Bathroom for HNL600 / night (US$26).
We found Margarita’s Hotel (near the Public Beach – Area A) for US$26 / night. They offered US$20 / night for a long term stay.
After that, you will need to walk everywhere. There are insufficient funds for you to get on / off the island for day trips … you will be island-bound for the whole month.
This is more than you should need … but it is the cheapest way to get communications for 1 month whilst you are on Utila.
I have budgeted for you to eat something from the ‘lower quartile’ of the Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menu in local cafes. This budget is for a ‘balanced’ diet … you are not expected to live on tortillas every day.
The ‘Cost Of Existence’ of 2 GRANDPAckers is about HNL1296 / NZ$80 / US$58 / €52 / £46 per day.
COST OF LIVING (CoL):
Utila Island is too expensive for GRANDPAckers. In fact, Honduras (as a whole) has been a bit of a surprise (so far) … it is not as cheap as one would expect.GRANDPAckers wanting to holiday in Utila will need to deviate from GRANDPAcking Standard.
To find out how, read my next post “Utila – Honduras – LIVING on a GRANDPAcking Budget“.
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