The Lakefront Promenade in Lake Chapala, Mexico
The Lakefront Promenade in Lake Chapala, Mexico
The Lakefront Promenade in Lake Chapala, Mexico

Lake Chapala, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Lake Chapala, Mexico: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Lake Chapala?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Lake Chapala, they said:

"A big plus for Ajijic: It's less than an hour's drive to Guadalajara -- with its international airport and vibrant cultural scene," added another expat who made the move to Ajijic, Mexico.

"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," explained one expat living in Lake Chapala, Mexico.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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