The Lakefront Promenade in Lake Chapala, Mexico
10 Tips for Living in Lake Chapala, Mexico
By Betsy Burlingame
Lake Chapala is one of Mexico's most popular expat destinations - especially among retirees. Expats love Lake Chapala's near perfect climate, beautiful lakeside homes, low cost of living and thriving expat community. Sadly, Lake Chapala is not immune to Mexico's drug cartel related violence, which those thinking of moving to Lake Chapala should take into consideration.
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Healthcare in Lake Chapala, Mexico
Expats and global nomads in Lake Chapala share their experiences with health insurance, healthcare in Mexico, local hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care and more.
Moving to Lake Chapala, Mexico
Expats offer advice about everything you need to know before moving to Lake Chapala: what to bring (and what to leave behind), how to find housing and more.
Expat Report: Moving to Ajijic
An Expat Moving and Relo Report helps you explore housing options and life as an expatriate in Ajijic, Mexico. Located near Lake Chapala, southeast of Guadalajara.
Expat Report: Living in Ajijic, Mexico
An expat in Ajijic, Mexico offers a lot of information about the many expat clubs and volunteer organizations that thrive in the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area.
Expat Report: Retiring in Lake Chapala
A retiree who has lived all over the world as a house sitter, talks about packing up and making the permanent move to Lake Chapala, Mexico. She had been there many times before and is thrilled she finally made the move - she appreciates the lower cost of living, expat community, close proximity to Guadalajara.
5 Best Places to Live in Mexico
Mexico's lower cost of living, beautiful weather and warm, welcoming culture are a big draw for people looking to live abroad. However, Mexico's ever changing security situation impacts where expats choose to move. Here are 5 of the best places to live in Mexico based upon recent expat reviews.
Excellent and very informative. Thanks.
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I have been to Ajijic and Chapala 4 times (mostly for dental work) including one time with my daughter and granddaughter. These comments are all honest and very reliable information. Info herein can be trusted.