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Who We Are

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

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 we 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 9 professionals to learn about banking, moving, health care, insurance, evacuation insurance, automobiles, immigration, 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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Toll free 1-210-569-1108



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