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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


NOVEMBER 2016 - JUNE 2018: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: For the Central American leg of my GRANDPAcking world trip I targeted several Caribbean Islands off the coast from Belize down to Colombia. I was searching for that ‘idyllic’ GRANDPAcking Standard retirement location. I visited several isands: Ambergris Caye, Belize Caye Caulker, Belize Utila, Honduras Roatan, Honduras Big Corn, Nicaragua Little Corn, Nicaragua Isla Bastimentos, Panama Bocas Del Toro, Panama San Andres, Colombia Providencia, Colombia One of the main attractions of these islands is that they all have an historical link back to the British Empire and, therefore, […]

Coastal Caribbean Islands – Central America – The Ultimate Guide


JULY / AUGUST 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In my “Beginner’s Guide” to Roatan, I provided information about: How to get from Utila Island to Roatan Island Why I chose West End What West End looks like Where to stay What ‘short term’ accommodation I found What ‘long term’ accommodation I found Transport Banks and ATMs When to go In this post, I will tell you more about what it is like to actually live on Roatan and a lot more about everyday costs. MY ACCOMMODATION: I couldn’t afford to live in hotel rooms on Roatan … the […]

Roatan – Honduras – Information



JULY 2017: OVERVIEW: This post contains a detailed breakdown of costs for 2 GRANDPAckers holidaying on West End, Roatan Island, Honduras to GRANDPAcking standard. As a reminder, this “standard” requires 2 GRANDPAckers to: Stay in an Hotel Double Room with Fan and Private Bathroom Eat 3 ‘balanced’ meals each day in a budget restaurant CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read Roatan – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where to Stay and Roatan – Honduras – Information. The latter won’t be posted until the middle of August 2017 (when I leave the island). Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here […]

Roatan – Honduras – GRANDPAcking Costs


JULY 2017: OVERVIEW: I have already posted the GRANDPAcking Costs for Utila. These demonstrate that GRANDPAckers cannot afford to LIVE on Utila Island using our standard approach. However, it is such a unique destination that it is worth showing how GRANDPAckers CAN LIVE on Utila on a GRANDPAcking budget with only a few ‘minor’ adjustments to lifestyle. In this post, I explain how… CROSS REFERENCES: Read Utila – Honduras – Information for more detail. Read about Honduras Retirement Locations. Read about other Honduras Destinations and Travel Budgets. Read about GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: WHAT IT SHOULD COST 2 GRANDPAckers: Cost Of Existence […]

Utila – Honduras – LIVING on a GRANDPAcking Budget


JUNE / JULY 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In my “Beginner’s Guide” to Utila, I provided information about: How we got to Utila from Palenque, Mexico Staying in and getting a ferry from La Ceiba What different areas of the island look like Where to stay What ‘short term’ accommodation we found What ‘long term’ accommodation we found Transport Telecommunications / Mobiles Your Health & Safety Banks and ATMs When to go In this post, I will tell you more about what it is like to actually live on Utila and a lot more about everyday costs. OUR […]

Utila – Honduras – Information



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Newsletter – June 2017


JUNE 2017: OVERVIEW: This post contains a detailed breakdown of costs for 2 GRANDPAckers holidaying on Utila Island, Honduras to GRANDPAcking standard. As a reminder, this “standard” requires 2 GRANDPAckers to: Stay in an Hotel Double Room with Fan and Private Bathroom Eat 3 ‘balanced’ meals each day in a budget restaurant CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read Utila – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where to Stay and Utila – Honduras – Information. The latter won’t be posted until the middle of July 2017 (when I leave the island). Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed […]

Utila – Honduras – GRANDPAcking Costs


JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We spent a week making our way from Palenque, Mexico across northern Guatemala to La Ceiba, Honduras. Both San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba were ‘interesting’ places to say. Be cautious and stay safe. La Ceiba was our target destination … this is where you catch the ferry to the Bay Islands (Utila and Roatan). LA CEIBA: We arrived in La Ceiba late afternoon on a Friday. We had no accommodation pre-booked on Utila, and we didn’t want to rush and head straight out to Utila that same day on the 4:00pm […]

Utila – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where To Stay



JUNE 2017: Click here to read our Guatemala Retirement Reviews. Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We started in El Panchan, Mexico which is a small settlement on the edge of the Palenque Ruins. From El Panchan, we made our own way by public transport to Flores, Guatemala. We stayed in Flores 2 nights. From Flores, we made our own way by public transport to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. We stayed in San Pedro Sula 2 nights. From San Pedro Sula, we made our own way by public transport to La Ceiba, Honduras. We stayed in La Ceiba 3 nights. From La Ceiba, we […]

Palenque – Flores – San Pedro Sula – La Ceiba – Utila