Ajijic and surrounding communities are a permanent home to approximately 5,000 Americans and Canadians who have chosen a different life in a new country. It is known as a snowbird haven for those escaping the northern climes for 4-6 months of the year, as well as a summer retreat for those north of the border wanting to escape extreme heat.
The environs of Lake Chapala have been home to foreigners going back to the days of Hemingway and D.H. Lawrence. The town of Ajijic is charming and still maintains its feel of old Mexico while incorporating the expatriate community with ease. What strikes you immediately is the friendliness of the local community--Mexican and foreigners commonly say hello and a conversation is easily started. Particularly attractive is the Lake Chapala Society, a home away from home for visitors and residents alike. It boasts the best English language library in all of Mexico.
Stop on the plaza for morning coffee and plan your day; browse through the
many galleries featuring both local and international artists. Stroll down to
the lake for afternoon cocktails and prepare yourself for an evening of fine
dining, whether it be a local Mexican dish or a wonderful meal from one of the
many international restaurants. Local musicians provide the background for your
dining experience, many meandering from restaurant to restaurant with their
Ajijic really has just about everything: scenery, entertainment, sporting activities, great restaurants, beautiful vacation rentals; all this in an area that boasts the second best climate in the world for all-year round living.
Come and indulge yourself in an Ajijic rental. It's an experience you won't forget.