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JUNE 2017: OVERVIEW: My costs start in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and include: 7 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Entry to the Palenque Ruins A Jungle Trek Tour Antibiotics for an infection Some special one-off costs (e.g. replacement equipment) CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about El Panchan & Palenque – Information. 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 GRANDPAcking COSTS: My costs […]

El Panchan – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs


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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JUNE 2017: OVERVIEW: I came from Antigua, Guatemala, but my costs start on arrival in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and include: 7 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications A trip to Chamula Some special one-off costs (e.g. replacement equipment) CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about San Cristobal de las Casas. 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 GRANDPAcking COSTS: My costs are broken down […]

San Cristobal de las Casas – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs



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


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MARCH 2017: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Tapachula, Mexico and include: A long distance (over-night) ADO Bus from Tapachula to Pochutla 18 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Lots of partying CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Zipolite. 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 GRANDPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I do not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, […]

Zipolite – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs


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



NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In Uxmal, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the La Casa del Mago. I booked the Mago at a 26% discount: MXP764 / night (US$38). This included a Continental Breakfast. On arrival, I was ‘upgraded’ to a room at the Lodge. Uxmal was the start of my ‘Maya Ruins LIVING Ideas’ adventure. They are wonderful, ornate ruins … and, definitely, worth a visit. It was time to head for Xpujil to see the ruins at Calakmul. UXMAL TO XPUJIL: I made my way 145 kms south from Uxmal to Xpujil on second class public buses. […]

Xpujil – Mexico – Calakmul Maya Ruins


OCTOBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Valladolid to El Cuyo by public transport. Valladolid was a big disappointment. In Valladolid I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard apartment hotel: Gayser Apartments. The Gayser is reasonably clean and pleasant. The problem was that Valladolid, itself, was boring. ABANDONING ISLA HOLBOX: I stopped off in Valladolid because I was making my way to Isla Holbox. I wanted to stay on the beach in Isla Holbox … something that I have not yet been able to achieve on a GRANDPAcking Budget anywhere in Mexico. On my budget, I am limited to no more than […]

El Cuyo – Mexico – An Almost Perfect Escape


SEPTEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Isla Mujeres is an island just off the ‘tip’ of the Yucatan Peninsula near (the infamous) party town of Cancun. The island was a Mayan sanctuary to goddess Ixchel for about one thousand years. Modern inhabitants arrived about 1850. The island is about 7km in length. The north end sees the most tourist action with the main town area (and the ferry port) whilst the south end of the island is host to mostly private homes and guest houses. Many locals live in the central part of the island. For GRANDPAckers, Isla Mujeres is too expensive. Read […]

Isla Mujeres – Mexico – Information



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AUGUST 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Guanajuato and include: Transport from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende 7 nights in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard Hostel Food & Drink Other / Miscellaneous CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Guanajuato to San Miguel, San Miguel de Allende Information, and Buying a TELCEL Prepaid Plan. 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 […]

San Miguel de Allende – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs


AUGUST 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: San Miguel de Allende is a city located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico. It is 274 kms from Mexico City and 97 km from the state capital of Guanajuato. San Miguel waned during and after the Mexican War of Independence and, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was in danger of becoming a ghost town. However, its Baroque / Neoclassical colonial structures were “discovered” by foreign artists which gave the town a reputation. Since then, the town has attracted a significant amount of foreign retirees, artists, writers and […]

San Miguel de Allende – Mexico – Information


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AUGUST 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Ajijic and include: Transport from Ajijic to Guanajuato 7 nights in a GRANDPAcking Standard Vacation Rental apartment Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Ajijic to Guanajuato, Guanajuato Information, and Buying a TELCEL Prepaid Plan. 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 […]

Guanajuato – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs



AUGUST 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Guanajuato is located in North-Central Mexico between the arid north and the lusher south. The origin and growth of Guanajuato resulted from the discovery of minerals in the mountains surrounding it. The mines were so rich that the city was one of the most influential during the colonial period. One of the mines, La Valenciana, accounted for two-thirds of the world’s silver production at the height of its production. Guanajuato was the site of the first battle of the Mexican War of Independence. The city was named a World Heritage Site in 1988. For […]

Guanajuato – Mexico – Information


AUGUST 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Ajijic is a small town on Mexico’s biggest lake (Lake Chapala) about 50kms south of Guadalajara. Ajijic is 5,046ft (1,538m) above sea level in the vast central Mexican plateau that is home to the Sierra Madre mountain range. Lake Chapala is a well known expat destination: mainly for expats from the USA and Canada … but they are, now, being joined by an increasing number of Europeans. Ajijic boasts the largest expat community in Mexico: over 20,000 expats live here on a permanent basis and 1,000s more ‘snow birds’ join them each year […]

Ajijic – Mexico – Information


AUGUST 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: If you are considering buying a mobile phone prepaid plan in Mexico, you will most likely end up buying one from TELCEL. TELCEL has the widest coverage. MY STORY: I plan to travel in Mexico for 4-5 months. I will be travelling to some remote places. I need TELCEL’s wide coverage. I do not call or text often. When I do, I am happy to pay by the minute. I need a prepaid Data Only plan that allows me to connect to and communicate through the internet. I arrived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico […]

TELCEL – Mexico – Buying A Prepaid Plan