Interesting Finds

Savor the Past at Chapala’s Historical Archives

As both Chapala and Ajijic evolve as vibrant tourist towns, the past holds a special place in the hearts of those who are natives here and those who have lived here a long time. The Chapala Historical Archives, located next to Bancomer Bank near the major Chapala intersection of Madero and Hidalgo, offers nostalgia, perspective,… Keep Reading


Renderings of Ajijic’s Image Upgrades Now Available

The upgrades to Ajijic’s urban image and infrastructure include the continuation of the bicycle path, new lighting, sidewalks, pedestrian crosswalks, and repair of sewer lines. See previous article here for a more detailed list. Gloria Perales, Chapala Municipal’s expat liaison has now released the artist renderings of the results.     Keep Reading

Medical Evacuation Services Compared

If you’re a senior expat from the US or Canada, a medical evacuation plan could be your catastrophic health plan. And it costs less than a typical Mexican private health plan’s deductible. Although many Guadalajara medical facilities and staff are world-class, and the cost of health care is much lower than it is north of… Keep Reading


Public Meeting on Sunday: Ajijic Pueblo Magico Project

The public is invited to attend an informative meeting on Sunday, August 27th starting at 10am in front of the Ajijic Cultural Center in the Ajijic Plaza. Mayor Javier Degollado will be there to present his project to qualify Ajijic to become a Pueblo Magico in February. The ambitious project will involve both infrastructure and… Keep Reading

Restaurant Reviews

Just Chillin’ Bar & Grill Just Keeps on Going

Sometimes the food, the atmosphere, and the service are only part of the story of a restaurant. The real story of Just Chillin’ Bar & Grill in downtown Ajijic is how they just keep on keepin’ on. You just want them to succeed because of how hard they work, how entrepreneurial they are, and how… Keep Reading


How to Watch Monday’s Solar Eclipse

It’s an event that won’t come again until July 2, 2019. The eclipse of the sun will be total in parts of the US. But here, it will be about 1/3. Nevertheless, it will be an unusual phenomena, worthy of being seen; but not by the naked eye. Got a cereal box? You can make… Keep Reading


Ministerio Publico to Hold Public Meeting

A public meeting to discuss the process and status of complaints submitted to the Ministerio Publico (Fiscalia General de Jalisco) will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11am at the Chapala Malecon. Attendees will learn about the status of their investigations, referrals to other divisions, and psychological help for victims. They will also… Keep Reading

Medical Insurance

Private Health Insurance in Mexico: Is it Worth It?

There are only two groups of foreigners who don’t have to think about Mexican health insurance. The first group comprises snowbirds and sunbirds, who are probably covered by their home country’s health insurance plans when they travel to Mexico for a few months. They’re usually paying quite a bit more, of course, since north-of-the-border health… Keep Reading

Getting Around

Anti Drink & Drive Checkpoint Upsets Locals and Mayor Degollado

On Sunday evening, August  6th, the first Jalisco-sponsored vehicle checkpoint for alcohol at Lakeside was implemented on the Carretera at La Floresta, and it caused a whirlwind of backlash. A great number of people from this area were fined, taken into administrative custody for up to 36 hours, and had their vehicles impounded The program… Keep Reading

Getting Around

Uber is Here

Whether or not Uber, the alternate driving service, has been given the green light by authorities to operate at Lakeside, the cars are definitely here. There are five in Chapala right now. The cost for an Uber ride to the airport is under 200 pesos. This compares to about 450 pesos charged by  traditional taxis,… Keep Reading

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