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AUGUST 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende. I stayed for 7 nights. Accommodation in San Miguel is a problem … on ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a nice Double Room in a Hotel with Ensuite for less than MXP650 / night (65% of our daily GRANDPAcking Budget!). So, as with Ajijic and Guanajuato, I tried to book a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR. There was only 1 in our price range … and, that 1 was booked out … so, an Hostel was my only option … I […]

San Miguel de Allende – Mexico – To Queretaro



AUGUST 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Ajijic to Guanajuato. I stayed in a Vacation Rental for 7 nights. Accommodation in Guanajuato is a problem … on ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a nice Double Room with Ensuite for less than MXP700 / night. So, as with Ajijic, I changed tack and pre-booked a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR. The cost was US$167 / week (MX442 / night). The Vacation Rental was very comfortable. You entered through a hallway. Off the hallway was a separate lounge with Cable TV. Off of the lounge […]

Guanajuato – Mexico – To San Miguel de Allende



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AUGUST 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Tlaquepaque to Ajijic. I stayed in a Vacation Rental for 7 nights. Accommodation in Ajijic is a problem … on ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a Double Room with Ensuite for less than MXP700 / night. I changed tack and pre-booked a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR. The cost was US$200 / week. The Vacation Rental was very comfortable. I had a large bedroom, large ensuite, a private roof terrace, and access to the common areas like the Dining Room and the Kitchen. In the […]

Ajijic – Mexico – To Guanajuato



JULY 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had made my way from Manila, Philippines to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and I stayed in the Plaza Santa Maria for 4 nights. I pre-booked this hotel using Expedia and I paid a discounted price of US$29 / night. It was Low Season and this was one of the best rates that I could find … in High Season, it would have been very hard to find something in Puerto Vallarta within our GRANDPAcking budget. Note to self: I may have to get off of the ‘beaten path’ in Mexico if I am going to […]

Puerto Vallarta – Mexico – To Tlaquepaque