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Ajijic Retirement Profile

Ajijic has the largest ex-pat retirement community in Mexico. Living is easy with its beautiful year round climate, gourmet restaurants, and music scene. The Lake Chapala society provides a friendly garden meeting place for ex-pats. The cost of living is not cheap for Mexico but you can rent simple homes for around $450USD per month. The cost of buying a home is $150K plus. Nearby Guadalajara provides excellent medical care and culteral activies.

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Swimming
There hot springs about 10 miles away.

Fishing
Fishing on the lake is possible.

Walking
A wonderful village to walk around in. Not much traffic on most side streets.

Kayaking
Can rent kayaks and go out on the lake

Sailing
The lake provides a good opportunity for sailing but it is rare to see sailboats.

Good Food
You won't find much Mexican food in Ajijic but you will find just about everything else from Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Eastern European and Continental. Strongly recommend the flab steak at the Tango.

Art
Ajijic is an art colony.

Club Scene
Lots of live entertainment but more for the older crowd - flamenco quitar etc.

Reading
English library at the Chapala Society.

Supermarket
Many supermarkets.

Spanish School
No schools, but lots of people who teach Spanish everywhere.

Shopping
They have everything.

Movies
A tri-plex on the main drag always has at least one movie in English.

Birdwatching
Many species of birds

Cultural Activities
Nice plaza

Mountains
Surrounded by mountains

Colonial
Settled by the Spaniard - many colonial buildings.

Lake
Lake Chapala - 50 miles long and 20 miles wide

Ranch
Looks like good ranching country outside of town.

Country
Surrounded by open country.

Village
It is a large village.

Town
Small town

Dry
Dry climate; summer is the rainy season.

Nature
A little village on a huge lake surrounded by mountains.

Charm
Very beautiful and charming

Single
Most people are single, but older.

Simple
Not the cheapest place but you can get some deals.

Middle Class
For $700 a month you can rent a great house.

Luxurious
There are many luxorious homes in Ajijic.

Winter
Cool and wonderful - around 75 in the daytime - cool at night.

Summer
Summer is the rainy season.

All Year
They say it is the second best climate in the world.

EnglishSpeaking
Ajijic is a small town with a large English speaking community. They say there are 25 to 35 thousands expats living in the Chapala area. The ex-pat community is friendly and unpretentious. If you prefer a place with more of a Mexican flair try nearby Chapala or San Antonio.

Gringos-mixed
Almost all gringos.

International Airport
30 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport

Remote
A little out of the way

Mid-Range Hotels
There are some for $50 US a night.

Buy/Rent House
Many luxorious houses for sale and good deals on rentals.

Weather
Ajijic is said to have the second best climate in the world. Winters are 65 to 80 and cool at night. It heats up in May and June but when the rain starts in July and August it cools down again. Good for all seasons.

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Home for Sale in Upper Ajijic - priced to sell!

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Hacienda del Lago Luxury Boutique Hotel

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+52 33 417 03523

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Casa Flores

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