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Ometepe - Charro Verde - 4
NOVEMBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We came from Granada … where we stayed for 6 nights in the Boutique Hotel Maharaja. The hotel is located at the eastern end of Calzada Street (the main tourist street). We paid a discounted price of US$23 / night for a Twin Room.Aircon was available for an extra charge of US$10 / night … but, we just used the ceiling fan (which was perfectly adequate). Our room was next to the dipping pool and a small outdoor seating area. Our room rate included a small (insufficient) free Breakfast … which was […]

Ometepe – Nicaragua – Information



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



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



Jiquilillo - El Vistas Del Pacifico - View
OCTOBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I spent 3 weeks in El Salvador. I didn’t think much of it … so, I cut my trip in El Salvador short and headed for Nicaragua early. I made my way from El Esteron, El Salvador to Potosi, Nicaragua by shuttle and boat across the Gulf of Fonseca. I got stuck for a night in Potosi. I arrived just after 3pm … and, the last bus out of town leaves at 3pm! I had to ‘rough it’ in Potosi in a cheap hotel for 1 night (there are only 2 choices – […]

Jiquilillo – Nicaragua – Information



El Cuco - Totuga Verde - Another Sunset 1
OCTOBER 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I had spent 1 week in Santa Ana and another week in El Tunco: two of the top rated tourist destinations in El Salvador. I was not impressed by either. It was time to try something completely different … it was time for 1 week in El Cuco (or, El Esteron … to be exact) … EL TUNCO TO EL CUCO / EL ESTERON: Gekko Shuttles have an office in El Tunco (on the Main Road) that advertises a shuttle to El Cuco. However, in October, their office was closed. I contacted them […]

El Esteron – El Salvador – Information