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Lake Atitlan to Roatan Island Map
MARCH 2019: Read our Retirement Reviews to find good places to retire on a budget. OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: At the time of writing, US$1 = GTQ7.50 and US$1 = HNL25. I spent 1 month in San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. I stayed in a 5 bedroom house with friends and paid GTQ1,500 for the month (US$200). I had my own Double Room and shared the rest of the house which included a Hot Tub, Balcony with lake view, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry. THE CA4 COUNTRIES: I entered Guatemala from Mexico and I got my standard (free) 90 […]

San Pedro LL / Panajachel / Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – to – Bay Islands, Honduras



Santa Ana - Cathedral
OCTOBER 2017: Read our Retirement Reviews to find good places to retire on a budget. BACKDROP: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua are known as the CA4 (Central American 4) countries. In June 2017, I left Palenque (Mexico) and cut across northern Guatemala to the Honduran Bay Islands. I stayed nearly 3 months in Utila and Roatan before needing to get out of the CA-4 (again) to renew my visa. I bought a Shuttle / Boat Ticket from Roatan to Punta Gorda, Belize. As I describe in my Roatan to San Pedro post, I ‘struck lucky’ at the Honduras-Guatemala border […]

San Pedro LL – Guatemala – To – Santa Ana – El Salvador



San Cristobal - Walkway View 2
JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. For a detailed breakdown of Holiday and Retirement Costs, read about San Cristobal GRANDPAcking Costs. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Antigua, Guatemala to San Cristobal, Mexico by Shuttle Bus. The journey took 11 hours. ANTIGUA – GUATEMALA: I booked 3 nights in the Casa De Leon. For a more detailed look at hotel prices, read my Antigua – Information post. We got the room at a discounted rate of GTQ128 / night (US$17.50) including a free Breakfast for 2. The rooms are built around a cosy, central communal area with a TV. Our room was small […]

San Cristobal de las Casas – Mexico – Information



San Cristobal - Pedestrian Street 3
MAY 2017: Click here to read our Guatemala Retirement Reviews. Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I started in San Pedro La Laguna on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and made my way to Antigua, Guatemala. From Antigua, I caught a ‘direct’ shuttle to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico. Read this post for a detailed break-down of costs in San Pedro LL. Read this post for a detailed break-down of costs in Antigua. SAN PEDRO LA LAGUNA: I stayed in San Pedro La Laguna for nearly 2 months in March / April. I, then, spent 6 weeks in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico. On my return to San Pedro in late […]

Antigua – Guatemala – to – San Cristobal de las Casas – Mexico



Panajachel - Calle Santander
JANUARY 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Monterrico to Panajachel, Lake Atitlan via a stop-over in Antigua. In Monterrico, I stayed in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Hotel El Delfin. The room had a Private Bathroom but it was very basic. I stayed 8 nights and paid an average of GTQ100 / night. They provided free water all day and free coffee in the mornings. It was time to move on to Lake Atitlan … MONTERRICO TO ANTIGUA: Adventurous people can catch a combination of a ferry and local ‘Chicken Buses’ and get from Monterrico to […]

Panajachel – Lake Atitlan – Guatemala – Information



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JANUARY 2017: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Antigua and include: A Suttle / Minivan from Antigua to Monterrico 8 nights in BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Lots of partying CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Monterrico. 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 not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, I […]

Monterrico – Guatemala – GRANDPAcking Costs