Ajijic and Area

A Magic Place to Live!

We are located in the magical town of Ajijic. It is a town surrounded by large mountains, which is home to the largest natural freshwater lake in Mexico. Its streets, its colors, its traditions and its people will make you enjoy a healthy, fun and quiet adult life. We enjoy one of the best climates in the world, that makes this city the perfect place to live.

Within an hour of Guadalajara, we enjoy the benefits of small-town life yet have access to the shopping and culture of a huge metropolitan center. Our proximity to the international airport makes travel easy for your friends and family who will want to visit and low cost regional air carriers also make it easy for you to explore the beautiful colonial cities, beaches and natural wonders of Mexico.

There is a large population of foreigners who have chosen to retire in this area. They say that they come for the weather but stay because of the people. The fact that you don’t have to speak Spanish is a bonus but if you wish to learn there are plenty of schools in town that are happy to help.

Enjoying an upscale lifestyle here is far less expensive than in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom or Europe. Eating out is extremely reasonable and there are plenty of restaurants that cater to retirees. It’s not all just burritos and tacos although the street food can be great too.

The Mexican health care system is excellent and affordable. Good doctors are plentiful and they take a different approach to their patients than most of those north of the border. You won’t feel rushed or ignored and getting a second opinion is never a problem. You can also forget waiting lines for appointments, tests or procedures. These can often be arranged within days.

This is a busy community and there is as much or as little as you want to do. Whether you are an author or an artist, a hiker or a kayaker, love to golf or play tennis, help out local charities or walk dogs from the local shelter you can fill your days as you see fit. You can even catch first run movies at one of our two multiplex cinemas.

Malecon

One of the most visited and beautiful places in Ajijic is the malecon, the perfect place to take a picture with Lake Chapala in the background.

Plaza

It is the heart of Ajijic; from here you can see the comings and goings of its people, those born in Jalisco and the foreigners who have made it their home.

Sitting under the shelter of its trees is to appreciate the serenity with which this riverside town moves where what matters to its people is: gastronomy, music and homemade food.

But also the Ajijic plaza is a piece of art showing several sculptures made by various local artists, the kiosk is meticulously detailed and even the floor is a work of art.

Churchs

front of the main square of this beautiful Magical Town of Ajijic, is located this church complementing the beauty of its center, it’s called “Parroquia de San Andrés Apóstol”.

For the festivities on November 30, it gets all decorated since they celebrate the day in honor of Saint Andrew the Apostle. 

Malls

There are 2 malls where you can enjoy cinemas, cafes, stores, casinos, art, fashion, technology and much more! 

Centro Laguna Mall is located on the Chapala-Jocotepec highway, it is a very quiet plaza with architecture to admire. On weekends, they usually have events with music bands.

Plaza Bugambilias is located on Carretera Oriente in Ajijic. They have one of the most famous traditional movie theaters, where you can enjoy a weekend with lots of things to do.

Golf

If you want to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view while relaxing, the Chula Vista Country Club is for you. It is a 9-hole golf course that offers great moments for all golf lovers.

It also has a restaurant where you can enjoy a nice meal or hold an event.