For more information about living or retiring in Ajijic, contact Damyn Young, a local real estate professional who can answer all your questions.
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There is lots to do and see in gay friendly Ajijic.
You will be able to keep yourself as relaxed or as busy
as you want to be.

The history of Ajijic goes back to 1531. Life here has changed a bit but you can still feel the past as you sit in the village plaza and watch the donkeys pass by or the children as they play in the streets. Life here is typically simpler, slower and tradition is all around you.


Boats on Lake Chapala ready to take you on a tour.Volunteers at pride parade in GuadalajaraFolklorio dancers
Take a boat tour of Lake Chapala, go horseback riding, visit the San Andres Parish Church or the Rosario Chapel, rent a bike and cycle along the cyclopista (bike path) which runs over 20 miles.  Go to Tobolandia-Ajijicís water park, play golf, stroll through one of the local markets, join in one of the many festivals that take place almost every month, explore the art galleries and silver jewelers in town, or go for a hike in the local mountains and discover the Tepalo Natural Waterfall.


Dining Out
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There are over 30 different wonderful restaurants for you to choose from for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The range of tastes is something you will not easily get bored of. Whether you are in the mood for Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Western, Spanish, Asian, Fine Dining, traditional Mexican, Italian, German or just feel like soup and a sandwich there is a place for you to eat. And that is not including the numerous bars, coffee shops and juice bars in town!


Clubs and Organizations
Cruz Roja - Red CrossGardens at the Lake Chapala SocietyAnimal Shelter
A great way to meet people and become involved in the community is to join one of the many clubs or volunteer for some of the deserving organizations in Ajijic. There is something here for just about everyone. There is the Music Appreciation Society, the Lakeside Little Theatre, the Bridge Club, Rotary International, Co-ed Volleyball, the Computer Club, The Garden Guild, VIVA! La Musica, the Lake Chapala Society Film Club, the Culinary Arts Society of Ajijic, two Animal Shelters, the School for the Deaf,  the Ninos Incapacitados Orphanage, and many more!!!!


And much, much more...
Carriages in Guadalajara historic districtChurch in Guadalajara historic districtAjijic sunset

If that isnít enough to keep you busy, why not have a facial or a massage at one of the spas in town, take in a movie at the 3 screen movie theatre (showing current, English language movies), work off last nights dinner at one of two fitness clubs, take a spinning class, a yoga class, or pilates, sign up for drawing or painting classes, or stroll down to the pier and watch the sunset.  And just when you think you are about done, there is always wonderful Guadalajara to explore.

You can be as busy as you want to be or notÖbut youíll never be bored!

For more information about living or retiring in Ajijic, contact Damyn Young at,
a local real estate professional who can answer all your questions.

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