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About the Ajijic & Chapala Area

About the Ajijic & Chapala Area

The following links will answer many of the FAQ’s about the Ajijic & Chapala area. It will also give you a glimpse into the nearly endless possibilities of activities, services and amenities available, as well as providing maps of the region and its many interesting and charming communities along Lake Chapala.

Anything not addressed here is just a phone call away; I love talking about Ajijic, Lake Chapala, and our life here in Mexico. Feel free to call me anytime.  I have a Vonage VOIP telephone number for toll-free calls from the United States and Canada … (281) 303-5824.

Life, In General


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The single major attraction of the Lake Chapala area is undoubtedly[…] read more

Banking Information/Currency Converter

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Naturally, the exchange rate varies daily, but is normally around[…] read more

Telephone, Internet and Mail Services

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Local landline telephone service is a Telmex monopoly in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala area, but[…] read more

Cost of Living

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The 10,000 – 15,000 expatriates who live in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala area[…] read more

Grocery, Pharmacy and Liquor Stores

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Expatriates are able to find just about everything they had back home[…] read more

Maps of the Ajijic, Lake Chapala Area

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Welcome to the World of Interactive E-Maps[…] read more

Is Mexico a safe place to live?

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Those of us who have made Mexico our home feel that the media[…] read more


Ajijic & Lake Chapala Restaurants

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For its relative size, the Ajijic, Lake Chapala area offers a large selection of[…] read more


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Just about everything you’ve taken for granted in your native country[…] read more


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Nearly everything you can find to do at home is available here[…] read more


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Mexico is a predominantly Roman Catholic country[…] read more

Charitable Organizations

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One of the best answers to the question[…] read more

Social Clubs

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Among the numerous clubs and organizations one can join, the most helpful to visitors[…] read more

Day Trips

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The shoreline in Chapala is a favorite launching site for boats[…] read more

Spas & Thermal Baths

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There are several spas in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala area from the modest–where a one-hour massage[…] read more



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There is a very nice auditorium located in the La Floresta[…] read more

Movies & Theatre Stage Productions

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First-run movies & theatre stage productions are easy to find […] read more

Fiestas, Parades, Charreada (Mexican Rodeo)

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A fun and fascinating aspect of life in Mexico is that it seems[…] read more

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