Monthly archives: November 2017


Granada - Cathedral
NOVEMBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We came from Las Penitas … where we stayed for 6 nights in the Barca De Oro Hotel. We paid a discounted price of US$21.35 / night for a Bungalow … the hotel was running a ‘Stay for 2 Nights and get the 3rd Night Free’ promotion. Without this promotion, we would have paid US$32 / night. At US$32, it would have been too expensive for a GRANDPAcking Budget … and, in my opinion, over-priced. The hotel was one of the largest in Las Penitas with a 20 table Restaurant and Lounge […]

Granada – Nicaragua – Information



Las Penitas - Barca de Oro - View of Bay 4
NOVEMBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We came from Leon … where we stayed for 4 nights in the El Jardin Hostel. We paid a discounted price of US$15 / night (down from US$25) for a small Twin Room. The En Suite was OK … But the room was a little bit too small for 2 people to live in comfortably. It had a small garden and a communal area with a shared kitchen. We stayed in the El Jardin Hostel so that we would be close to the Bus Terminal. It was time to head for Las […]

Las Penitas – Nicaragua – Information



Managua City Map
NOVEMBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. BACKDROP: I was making my way south into Nicaragua from El Salvador and stopped off for 4 nights in Leon … I was slowly making my way to Managua Airport. In Leon, I stayed in the Guardabarranco Hostel (US$18 / night discounted down to US$15 / night). It was a small Hostel with about 10 rooms in total. It had a Shared Kitchen. Communal Area. And a back garden with a couple of hammocks. My room was nice. Albeit a bit on the small side. And I had a good cold-water private bathroom. Wifi was good everywhere […]

Managua – Nicaragua – Information



OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I left El Salvador and crossed the Gulf Of Fonseca by boat and ended up staying 4 nights in Jiquilillo: a rustic little fishing village on the Pacific coast in north-west Nicaragua. I stayed in the Vistas Del Pacifico: which is almost the only place in town that GRANDPAckers can afford (US$20 / night discounted down to US$18 / night by ‘walking in off the street’). It was a basic little place. I was the only one there (at the end of October / Rainy Season). It had a restaurant […]

Leon – Nicaragua – Information