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An Expat Talks about Living in Lake Chapala, Mexico

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Lake Chapala

How long have you lived there?

18 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

The Lake Chapala Society, tennis, swimming, gyms, volleyball, tennis, golf, pubs, restaurants.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

The people are very accepting. You never hear them yell across the plaza or fighting in public, there's alot of PDA, family love, siblings holding hands, walking down the street.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Most folks, who remain to be working, are artists, metal workers, mecanicos, gardeners, if they're out of work, they´ll look for work, perhaps, helping an ex pat.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Of course, the local folks thrive on the family life, fiestas for any reason at all and the all popular soccer games.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Don't let the media scare you away. If you are not involved in the drug business, you most likely will not be in trouble. There is a presence of police and military here, but we're also hosting the Pan Am games this year!

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guest
Dec 20, 2011 09:41

Good advice and truthful.I recently moved here form Tulum in the Yucatan. The weather here is fantastic as advertised. Our cost of living is 30% less than Tulum and our quality of life has gone way up. Check out my expat blog to read more about how you can find your own version of paradise south of the border. www.gringosinparadise.com.mx its a free daily with Saturday morning roundup. Larry

guest
Dec 20, 2011 12:20

Great Information, but there's so much more to know about the Lake Chapala - Ajijic area. I've lived at Lake Chapala for over 11 years, Glad to share my information. Anyone wanting more complete information should e mail me at Sid@ChapalaClub.com

guest
Oct 17, 2012 16:11

I am possibly planning on moving to Chapala next April or May . I am 65 now will be 66 then on a small amount of Social Security each month. I am planning on bringing my wife & 9 year old son there to live also. Presently they both live in the Philippines. I would like to know how much monthly income does the Mexican Government require me to have each month for the 3 of us to establish permanent residency there . Thank You Charles Donaldson cfd562003@yahoo.com.

guest
Jun 4, 2013 12:34

Good Report overall, If anyone needs detailed info on Lake Chapala they can contact me ( a 10 plus year resident) at elsidmx@yahoo.com. Sid Grosvenor

Peggyxpat
Aug 13, 2016 15:29

I have read the lake is very polluted can't swim or fish. I find this disappointing to say the least.

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