My sister and I recently visited our father, who for the last 13 years has been a resident of the Lake Chapala region located just 30 minutes south of Guadalajara, Mexico. He loves it there and has no interest in leaving it, and we can understand why. With low prices, an extensive American support system and eternal sunshine its a nearly perfect place to retire.
We can highly recommend the Hotel Casa Blanca in the town of Aajijic. Aajijic is a bit smaller than the main city of Chapala, with less commercialism and more charm. Josef and his crew maintain a spotlessly clean establishment on a safe side street, just a couple of blocks from the main square and direclty across the street from the Lake Chapala Society. He was exceptionally helpful in giving us directions and recommendations. He confessed that about 90% of the guests who stay there are North American snowbirds scouting for longterm retirement opportunities.
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