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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There are so many blogs about retiring in Lake Chapala all saying the same thing. “Second best climate in the world”, Largest and oldest expat community in Mexico”, Close and easy access to a major international airport”, 'Low cost of living”, etc. Well, all of these things are true but after seeing so many new clients come down for the first time and speaking to so many people on a daily basis, I get a sense of what others see and I would like to share this information with the rest of you thinking about retiring in Lake Chapala. After all, I want your first experience to be great and for you to make the right decision in coming and retiring here......

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One of the most asked questions on web boards is, “What does it cost to live in Lake Chapala?” Obviously the answer can vary greatly. I know couples who live on as little as a $1000 per month including rent and it goes up from there. Depending on your lifestyle, and whether you own or rent, the true cost of living Lakeside can vary.

In this blog I've re-examined our expenditures and updated them for 2020 providing you with the most accurate average 'cost of living' possible......

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