When considering a move to Lakeside, one of the best methods to check out the area is to attend one of our week-long fast track learning seminars where you can make contacts, see various neighborhoods and learn in detail what it takes to make the move. We recommend that if possible you stay in the area for a longer period of time either before or after the seminar to get a better feel for what location might best suit your lifestyle. Here are a few suggestions of centrally located places to stay:
- A tried and true Ajijic favorite is La Nueva Posada owned by a long-term expat and his Mexican wife. La Nueva Posada is right on the lake with beautiful gardens and an excellent restaurant on-site. They offer standard hotel rooms and suites and discounted rates for longer term stays that could be ideal for someone looking for a rental/real estate purchase.
- The Victoria is also centrally located in Ajijic and offers both hotel rooms and suites for shorter or longer-term stays.
- Casa del Sol is another centrally located B&B that offers hotel rooms and small apartments with nightly, weekly and monthly rates.
- Hotel Casa de la Abuela is a B&B located just a few blocks up the hill from the center of town. They also offer short and longer term rates and many rooms feature lake views.
These represent only a few of the choices available to you when exploring Lakeside as a possible relocation site. During high season (Oct.-Mar) you will need to book well in advance. You’ll be glad you took extra time to explore the area on your own. Keep in mind that there are a number of Lakeside locations outside of Ajijic where expats choose to live including Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, Chapala, Riberas del Pilar, Mirasol, San Antonio Tlayacapan, San Juan Cosala, El Chante, and Jocotepec. You may want to spend time checking out some or all of them. They are all reasonably close to Ajijic and some do not require that you own a car because of the frequent bus service. We hope to see you soon this side of the border!
By Bette Brazel, Focus on Mexico Content Manager
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David Butler says
A wonderful resource for us retirees wishing for a more relaxing retirement, thank you. Can I ask, as I’m from the UK, are many of my country folk represented in you community. Wishing to add I have nothing against rubbing shoulders with fellow retirees from America or Canada. My kind regards.
michael nuschke says
Thank you for that feedback!
Yes, I personally know several people there from UK (so likely many more), but likely over 90% expats are US/Cdn.