I went to Ajijic to confirm if this is where I will move to from Canada, as a permanent resident. Stayed two weekends with friends and one week by myself at the Angel Flores Guest House to see how I would manage on my own. Great choice for many reasons, starting with on-site owner “Skip” who’s an excellent informed source of everything one might want to know about Ajijic – and more. He was always so willing to engage in conversation and provide friendly help and suggestions. The location was perfect with walking access to everything that I wanted to explore as part of my research. (You’ll want to visit Rustico just around the corner on the Carretera for breakfast.) The garden setting was such a visual delight. Friends knew about the guest house as the LCS had hosted a garden tour there a few years ago – and remembered it well. The understated bare-bones room suited me to a T, especially the firm mattress and private bath; priced right for great value. I only used the outdoor shared-kitchen to make a cup of tea in the evening, but the shared outdoor living area with TV was the best place to meet and chat with other guests who also had useful information to share. (And it was the best place to be when one of their dramatic dynamic thunder downpour evenings. I was there in the rainy season which meant it rained three nights! Lived up to its reputation for that Camelot-feature of only raining at night time.) Bonus: Skip’s collection of canaries who do like to sing, and his two guest-friendly dogs. Worth noting: I'm mobility challenged and AFGH was easy to manage. It pleases me to recommend Angel Flores Guest House to anyone who appreciates the features I’ve noted above.
Note: LCS = Lake Chapala Society, a must-see fabulous centre for anyone thinking about becoming a happy expat in Ajijic. As I will in 2014.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Angel Flores Guest House is build in the gardens of a lovely Village home, overlooking the largest lake in all of Mexico (Lake Chapala) The Ajijic vacation house has eight rooms each with its own bathroom. Seven of them have a kingsize bed and the other one a set of twin beds. Each room in this Jalisco vacation rental has a build in desk with a desk chair. We are located in the heart of the Village a short walk to everything. If your are looking for a retirement location, this area is one of the best in the world for great weather year round and low cost of living. Many people live here only on their social security checks.Free calls to US and Canada, full kitchen for use by our guest, garden living room dining room and much more. ... more less