We want to congratulate you for looking into Mexico’s largest North American retirement community.

For more than 10,000 expatriates, mostly Canadian and American, attracted by a climate described as “eternal spring,” the shores of Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest lake, have become a permanent home.

Chapala-Jocotepec carretera (highway), is a string of villages, each with a flavor of its own. From east to west, they are Chapala, San Antonio Tlayacapan, Ajijic, San Juan Cosala and Jocotepec. It is in this area, called Lakeside, that most expats have chosen to settle.

Climate And Weather In The Lake Chapala Area

Other prime retirement locations cannot come close to matching the climate in the Lake Chapala area. High humidity, searing summer heat, hurricane and tornado threats and miserable winters are all foreign to the Lake Chapala area. The climate in the Chapala area is temperate, with rains in summer. The rains occur between the months of June and October. The coldest periods are from December to February. Its average temperature is 72°F / 22°C. The temperature ranges from a low of about 50°F / 10°C in the winter months, to a high of about 90°F / 32°C in summer.

A combination of tropical location, high altitude and a large body of water produce a climate in the Chapala area that is second to none in the world.  Although National Geographic magazine has done the full analysis and declared Lake Chapala to have the second best climate, those who live here are quite content to be that close to the ideal.

Cost Of Living

Other than excellent climate, the reason many North Americans have for moving to Mexico is the cost of living. Most prices are lower compared to those “back home”. It is hard to understand why so many people on small pensions or Social Security will struggle with miserable climates, high utility and medical bills, and other services, when they could live better in Mexico.

Why Coldwell Banker Chapala Realty Is The Perfect Choice?

As the first established real estate company in the area, we have introduced many to our local idyllic scene. 

We feel this is what we do best, showing you what graceful and carefree retirement is all about.




Our sale associates love their life at lakeside, let them, share our excitement and knowledge on the lake area with you, we make real estate real easy!



As the first established real estate company, we have learned a lesson: the happier you are with your home purchase, the more you will recommend us to your friends.



Our mission is to offer the most informed and innovative team, to maximize customer satisfaction, using the highest standard of ethics and professionalism.

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