Monthly archives: October 2016


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OCTOBER 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Rio Lagartos and include: Public transport from Rio Lagartos to Progreso 3 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Progreso. 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 do not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, I deviate from them all of […]

Progreso – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs



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OCTOBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Rio Lagartos to Progreso by public transport (local buses). Rio Lagartos was a very quiet fishing village on Mexico’s northern coast with a nice estuary setting. In Rio Lagartos, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Punta Ponto. Rio Lagartos accommodation is particularly expensive for GRANDPAckers; it is very hard to get accommodation for under US$40 / night. I found the Punta going at a discounted rate of US$37 / night including breakfast. This was the most that I have paid for a room in the 2 years that I have been […]

Progreso – Mexico – (Secret) Information



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OCTOBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from El Cuyo to Rio Lagartos by public transport (local buses). El Cuyo was a very quiet fishing village on Mexico’s northern coast with a nice surf beach. It offered good value ‘living’ and a laid-back lifestyle. In El Cuyo, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard Vacation Rental: the Hacienda Antigua Lodge. El Cuyo accommodation is expensive; I couldn’t afford to stay anywhere on the seafront. But the Antigue was on the beach road only 50 meters from the beach. I paid MXP500 / night. It was time to head for Rio Lagartos. I planned to stay […]

Rio Lagartos – Mexico – Information



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OCTOBER 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Valladolid and include: Public transport from Valladolid to El Cuyo 3 nights in a GRANDPAcking Standard Vacation Rental Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications   CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about El Cuyo. 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 do not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, I deviate from […]

El Cuyo – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs



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OCTOBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Valladolid to El Cuyo by public transport. Valladolid was a big disappointment. In Valladolid I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard apartment hotel: Gayser Apartments. The Gayser is reasonably clean and pleasant. The problem was that Valladolid, itself, was boring. ABANDONING ISLA HOLBOX: I stopped off in Valladolid because I was making my way to Isla Holbox. I wanted to stay on the beach in Isla Holbox … something that I have not yet been able to achieve on a GRANDPAcking Budget anywhere in Mexico. On my budget, I am limited to no more than […]

El Cuyo – Mexico – An Almost Perfect Escape



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OCTOBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Bacalar to Valladolid by public transport (ADO Bus). Bacalar was a quiet town on Mexico’s second biggest fresh water lake. In Bacalar I stayed to GRANDPAcking Standard in a hotel: the Pata De Perro. Bacalar accommodation is expensive; I couldn’t afford to stay anywhere on the lakefront. So, I chose the best place that I could find near to the Central Park. As is usual in such Mexican Tourist spots, almost all (if not all) ‘western quality’ accommodation is online. It was time to head for Valladolid. I planned to stay there […]

Valladolid – Mexico – Information