Day of the Dead in La Paz, Mexico

During Dia de los Muertos Mexicans Celebrate the Dead

For those of you who do not live in Mexico, Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, may appear to be...
Group of pets

Best Lake Chapala Options for Your Pet

For many who have chosen Lake Chapala for retirement residence, our four-legged companions have become family members. Medical research has confirmed that a dog...
Jacaranda tree in Ajijic, Mexico

What Makes a Mexican Town a Pueblo Magico?  

In the autumn of 2020, the Mexican government designated our village of Ajijic as a Pueblo Magico, or Magic Town. Ajijic and Lake Chapala...
Ribera Medical Center at Lake Chapala, Mexico

Lake Chapala Expats Are Welcoming a New Medical Facility  

Lake Chapala expats are welcoming a new medical facility, the "State of the Art" medical facility, Ribera Medical Center. It was inaugurated several months...
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2020 Census Data Shows the Lake Chapala Area Is Growing  

The government of Mexico’s just released 2020 census data shows the lake Chapala area is growing along with the greater Guadalajara metro area, located...
church

Faith Is an Important Part of Life at Lake Chapala

Faith is an important part of life at Lake Chapala for many who live here. A house of faith is as welcoming as the...
Christmas in Mexico

Christmas Season Is a Beautiful Time at Lake Chapala

Christmas season is a beautiful time at Lake Chapala. The nine-days of Posada begin the season on December 16. It is the enactment of...
Flowering trees at Lake Chapala, Mexico

The Summer Rainy Season at Lake Chapala  

I grew up in Northwest Missouri where summer meant hot and humid weather. July and August were the "Dog Days" of summer, and when...
Buses in Lake Chapala, Mexico

Lake Chapala Buses Are a Great Alternative to a Car

I get a lot of questions from readers about whether or not it’s necessary to have a car to get around Lake Chapala. It’s...
Musicians at Lake Chapala, Mexico

A Window into Lake Chapala’s Good Life

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced government to curtail all non-essential crowd gatherings, which will put a damper on all local celebrations this year, unfortunately....