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JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We made our way from San Cristobal de las Casas to El Panchan by public transport. In San Cris, we stayed in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation: the Albufera Apartments. It was a small complex with about 8 apartments. Our 1 bedroom apartment came equipped with a kitchenette / lounge (with Cable TV), bathroom (with hot water), and Bedroom (with wardrobe and Cable TV). In Mexico, don’t bother about a TV. Unless you speak fluent Spanish it is useless. You will be lucky to get 1-2 English speaking Movie, Sport, and News channels. You are much better off getting […]

El Panchan & Palenque – Mexico – Information



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APRIL 2017: Click here to read our Guatemala Retirement Reviews. Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I stayed in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico for 6 weeks … I initially planned to stay only 3 weeks … but, it was such a nice ‘vibe’ that I decided to stay longer. Read this post for a detailed break-down of costs in Zipolite. In Zipolite, I stayed at the Brisa Marina; this hotel is not listed in BOOKING.COM nor AGODA.COM. I paid MXP150 / night (US$8.25) for a Double Room with Cold Water Private Bathroom (no Breakfast included). This was a very good price … many locals told me that I was […]

Tapachula – Mexico – to – Lake Atitlan – Guatemala



Zipolite - Brisa Marina - Beach Hammocks
MARCH 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. For a detailed breakdown of Holiday and Retirement Costs, read about Zipolite GRANDPAcking Costs. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to Zipolite, Mexico by Lancha, Shuttle, and long distance ADO bus. In Lake Atitlan, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Jarachi’k. I booked a Double Room with Cable TV and Private (hot water) Bathroom for GTQ100 (US$14.50) / night including Breakfast. I got this rate down from GTQ240 / night by booking 7 nights and paying up-front. I ended up staying there for 1 month. The Jarachi’k room was small but […]

Zipolite – Mexico – Information



San Pedro - Lake Sunrise
MARCH 2017: Click here to read our Guatemala Retirement Reviews. Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I stayed in San Pedro La Laguna on Lake Atitlan for nearly 2 months … I went for 3 weeks to do Spanish Classes … but, it was such a nice ‘vibe’ that it was very hard to leave! I made many good friends there. Thanks guys … hopefully, I will see you all again soon. Read this post for a detailed break-down of costs in San Pedro LL. In San Pedro LL, I ended up staying at the Hotel Jarachi’k. I paid GTQ100 / night (US$13.50). For […]

Lake Atitlan – Guatemala – to – Zipolite – Mexico



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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