People from countless countries have chosen Ajijic as their best choice for a retirement. According to historians, the first American came to the area in 1885, but it wasn't until the mid-‘50s that the larger influx of foreigners began. Now it is estimated that more than 6,000 foreigners, mostly Americans and Canadians, live on the north shore. The area has grown to be one of the most popular retirement colonies in North America.
Located on the north shore of Lake Chapala, surrounded by the Western Sierra Madre Mountains, Ajijic is a pre-colonial village where you find a very Mexican atmosphere with cobbled stone streets and typical local buildings. Artists and writers from around the world discovered the area's perfect climate decades ago and have been settling here since. Many people have also discovered the area as a retirement haven and now they live happily here.
This area has a wonderful weather and many different amenities. You can enjoy the beauty of the walled gardens with tropical plants and flowers, and gorgeous views of mountains and the lake.