Monthly archives: September 2016


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SEPTEMBER 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Playa del Carmen and include: Transport from Playa Del Carmen to Tulum 7 nights in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard Double Fan Room in a Hostel Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications 3 Day Trips CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Tulum. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON BACKPACKING COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I do […]

Tulum – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs



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SEPTEMBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Playa Del Carmen (PDC) to Tulum by public transport. PDC was nice albeit touristic. In PDC I stayed in a nice, 1 bedroom apartment and paid a 50% discounted rate of MXP328 / night including taxes. This was one of the best value for money places that I have stayed in so far in Mexico. It was time to move south to Tulum. I knew that I wasn’t going to be so lucky with my accommodation in Tulum … but, I was going there mainly for an Adventure Trip […]

Tulum – Mexico – Information



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SEPTEMBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way south from Isla Mujeres down the Mexican Caribbean Coast via Playa Del Carmen to Tulum. The Yucatan Peninsula is famous for it Cenotes: a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. You can snorkel the cenotes or SCUBA dive them. Some can be snorkelled or SCUBA dived. Some can only best be SCUBA dived. Some of the best cenotes are in and around Tulum … so, I decided to SCUBA dive 3 in one day. THE OPTIONS: There are several dive shops in […]

Tulum – Mexico – SCUBA Dive Cenotes



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SEPTEMBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way south from Isla Mujeres down the Mexican Caribbean Coast via Playa Del Carmen to Tulum. In Tulum, there are 2 famous local sites: Tulum (itself) and Coba. TULUM RUINS: I was staying in a hostel in Tulum so I went to the Tulum Ruins first. My hostel rented out bicycles for MXP80 / day … which is a reasonable price in Mexican tourist areas.The Tulum Ruins are an easy 3km cycle from the centre of Tulum. You cycle about 2kms north on the main road and, then, cut down a […]

Tulum – Mexico – Mayan Ruins



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SEPTEMBER 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Isla Mujeres and include: Transport from Isla Mujeres to Playa Del Carmen 14 nights in an ABOVE GRANDPAcking Standard Aircon Vacation Rental Bicycle Rental for 12 days Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Playa Del Carmen Information. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I […]

Playa Del Carmen – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs



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SEPTEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I will not try and re-invent the plethora of information that is already on the internet. Playa Del Carmen (PDC) is well documented. I will try and focus on information that you might find useful in your decision-making process. PDC is located along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is a very popular tourist area in eastern Mexico. For GRANDPAckers, PDC is affordable … Read on … A BIT ABOUT PDC: In stark contrast to Isla Mujeres (Island of Women), PDC is more like Cancun: a touristic party town. PDC has recently undergone […]

Playa Del Carmen – Mexico – Information