Baja | Todos Santos – Cerritos Beach
Lake Chapala is more scenic than recreational. It does provide a stunning backdrop against the mountains. The cool water temperatures, combined with the sticky mud bottom, discourage all but the most intrepid swimmers. Most foreigners prefer to swim in local private and public pools or in the variety of pools in the San Juan Cosalá’s mineral hot springs complex just minutes away. Fishing or sailing are options on the lake.
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico is a narrow strip of land between the mountains to the north and the Lake Chapala to the South. It is flanked by San Antonio Tlayacapan to the east and San Juan Cosala on the west side. It is seven kilometers west of Chapala. Its average annual temperature is 19.9 degrees Centigrade “68°F”. The nature of the area, weather, low cost of living, cheap real estate and the more than 25,000 retired has made of Ajijic the best place of retirement in Mexico.
La Perla del Occidente (the Pearl of the West), Guadalajara, with its year-round temperate climate, is a favorite destination for tourists and expats living in Mexico. Considered the most authentic Mexican city, it offers all things traditionally Mexican such as great Mariachi bands year round and an international Mariachi festival in September. Other events include rodeos that combine great horsemanship and cattle handling skills with traditional costumes. Mouth watering Tequila abounds with attractive day trips to the original town, Tequila, or rowdy excursions to a tequila distillery on the Tequila Express.
This area of the Quintana Roo we all know ranges from Cancun and Playa del Carmen to Tulum. It has the best beaches in the world with incredible diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fly-fishing, 7,000 fresh water cenotes, jungle, Mayan ruins and so much more.
Tulum has by far the best beaches in the world! Tulum has miles and miles of unspoiled powder white sand beaches with gin clear caribbean ocean and the 2nd longest barrier reef in the world just offshore within snorkeling or kayaking range. The famous beach resorts are famous for their off the grid eco friendly resorts. You do not have to give up any amenities or comfort though. Tulum is considered by the so called experts as the next IT place to invest. The population is around 18,000 but expected to grow to over 100,000 within 10-15 years or less.
Playa Del Carmen
Playa del Carmen 25 miles to the south seems a like a world away, the beaches start becoming very nice and the hotels range from the famous all inclusive 4 & 5 Star resorts to the thatch-roof bungalows. golf course are excellent and priced about what you’s expect. $80-160 for 18 holes.