Monthly archives: July 2017


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. UTILA: I arrived in Utila by ferry on a Monday to avoid the busy (and booked) weekend. I stayed for 2 nights in an hotel for US$20 / night (discounted down from US$26 / night). This gave me enough time to find a nice apartment at Maggie’s Place for US$450 […]

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



Utila - Relapse - Hammock View
JULY 2017: OVERVIEW: I have already posted the GRANDPAcking Costs for Utila. These demonstrate that GRANDPAckers cannot afford to LIVE on Utila Island using our standard approach. However, it is such a unique destination that it is worth showing how GRANDPAckers CAN LIVE on Utila on a GRANDPAcking budget with only a few ‘minor’ adjustments to lifestyle. In this post, I explain how… CROSS REFERENCES: Read Utila – Honduras – Information for more detail. Read about Honduras Retirement Locations. Read about other Honduras Destinations and Travel Budgets. Read about GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: WHAT IT SHOULD COST 2 GRANDPAckers: Cost Of Existence […]

Utila – Honduras – LIVING on a GRANDPAcking Budget



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JUNE / JULY 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In my “Beginner’s Guide” to Utila, I provided information about: How we got to Utila from Palenque, Mexico Staying in and getting a ferry from La Ceiba What different areas of the island look like Where to stay What ‘short term’ accommodation we found What ‘long term’ accommodation we found Transport Telecommunications / Mobiles Your Health & Safety Banks and ATMs When to go In this post, I will tell you more about what it is like to actually live on Utila and a lot more about everyday costs. OUR […]

Utila – Honduras – Information



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… Be Informed … Travel Smart … Stay Informed … NEWSLETTERS MOVED TO FACEBOOK Emailing out our Newsletter each month is ‘old hat’. This is the last emailed Newsletter. From July 2017 onwards, we will post our monthly Newsletter on Facebook. If you want to continue to get our Newsletter, follow this link to our Facebook page. Then, choose to ‘FOLLOW‘ us. PLEASE DO NOT send us a ‘Friend Request‘ as this just swamps our Facebook pages with other people’s postings. THANK YOU. Friend Requests will not be accepted. COMMENTS ON THE MONTH If you missed the April 2017 Newsletter, […]

Newsletter – June 2017