Category Pages For: Where To Stay

Detailed analyses of where to stay in particular destinations


Bluefields - Boat Loading
DECEMBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I tried to get from Greytown to Bluefields to catch the boat out to Big Corn Island. I had to abandon this route and make my way from Greytown to Bluefields by land via Rama. This added 1 week to my timeline. […]

Big Corn Island – Nicaragua – A Beginner’s Guide & ...



Roatan - West End - Palapa Papas - Studio Hammock View
JULY 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I spent 1 month living in an apartment on Utila Island. Utila was a pleasant place to stay … with a nice, party, SCUBA diving, backpacker ‘vibe’. It was time to move on to Roatan Island … to compare the two islands. […]

Roatan – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where To ...



Utila - Public Beach 2
JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We spent a week making our way from Palenque, Mexico across northern Guatemala to La Ceiba, Honduras. Both San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba were ‘interesting’ places to say. Be cautious and stay safe. La Ceiba was our target destination … this […]

Utila – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where To ...



Malapascua Route Map
MAY 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: As with many other destinations in The Philippines, the cost of pre-booking nice accommodation online was too high for a GRANDPAcking Budget. Malapascua Island prices were comparable with El Nido, Boracay, Panglao and Bantayan prices. High. Very high. Accommodation in The Philippines ‘known tourist destinations’ is, generally, a problem […]

Malapascua – Philippines – Where To Stay



Where To Stay
MAY 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: As with many other destinations in The Philippines, the cost of pre-booking nice accommodation online was too high for a GRANDPAcking Budget. Bantayan Island prices were comparable with El Nido, Boracay and Panglao prices. High. Very high. Accommodation in The Philippines is, generally, a problem for GRANDPAckers […]

Bantayan – Philippines – Where To Stay



Panglao Where To Stay
MAY 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: As with many other destinations in The Philippines, the cost of pre-booking nice accommodation online was too high for a GRANDPAcking Budget. Panglao prices were comparable with El Nido and Boracay prices. High. Very high. PHP2400 / day is my total GRANDPAcking Daily Budget! As […]

Panglao – Philippines – Where To Stay



Siquijor - Where To Stay
APRIL 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: As with Sabang, Port Barton, El Nido, Coron, Tablas, Carabao, and Boracay the costs of pre-booking accommodation online where too high for my GRANDPAcking Budget. Siquijor prices were higher than I was expecting – for an island that is supposed to be ‘off […]

Siquijor – Philippines – Where To Stay



Where to Stay Boracay
MARCH 2016: Click here to read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: As with Sabang, Port Barton, El Nido, Coron, Tablas, and Carabao the costs of pre-booking accommodation online where too high for my GRANDPAcking Budget. I knew that Boracay was popular, and one of the most expensive places in The Philippines, so I did not […]

Boracay – Philippines – Where To Stay