Who We Are

Your hosts Michaela and Ricardo welcome you to Lake Chapala and our LakeChapalaRetirementSeminar.

We love Ajijic and and our lifestyle here and want to share what it's like to live Lakeside.

Moving to Lake Chapala is a big step towards a new life and we understand that some of you may be apprehensive in making this move.

Michaela arrived in Ajijic on a Focus on Mexico Seminar in 2010 where she learned about life in Ajijic. She fell in love upon first sight and moved down to the village two months later.

Ricardo came in 2013 and fell in love with Michaela, the great weather and all the activities. Together they have built a lovely home and life in Rancho del Oro

You can read more about our lives before we moved to Ajijic.

About Our Seminar

What We Offer:

A 6-day, 7-night personalized package to introduce you to the possibility and logistics of retiring to the Lake Chapala. The package for one or two people includes round trip airport transportation from Guadalajara, a beautiful, first-class, luxury studio apartment, daily breakfast plus visits with 6 professionals to learn about banking, moving, health care, insurance, renting and purchasing a home.  Lunch, dinner, and extra paid activities are not included in the cost of this package.

As long time knowledgeable residents, we provide you with all the information on what it is like to live here in a personalized, fun trip of discovery.

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TEL: From Canada & USA



Toll free 1-210-569-1108







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We get so many questions about getting your Mexican immigration visa I thought I might share a couple personal experiences from two parties that have recently done it. This is invaluable information for those of you looking to make the move to Lake Chapala.

The first party is from Canada and the second from the U.S.......

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Are there legitimate reasons not to move to Lake Chapala? On Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms you'll find people trying to scare you off from moving to Lake Chapala with all sorts of claims. There are various reasons for people posting things like this ranging from trying to sell a book to an unfortunate bad experience but the bottom line is that most claims are untrue or greatly exaggerated. Is living in Lake Chapala for everyone? Of course not. Is it for you?.......

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