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Just west of the bustling town of Ajijic, you’ll find a cluster of enchanting villages that epitomize Lakeside living at its finest. La Canacinta, La Cristina, El Limon, El Tempisque, and more—these quaint and traditional Mexican villages are hidden gems along the northern shore of Lake Chapala. With a harmonious blend of old-world charm and modern conveniences, this area is experiencing remarkable growth, making it an attractive destination for those seeking a tranquil yet vibrant lifestyle.
The western stretch of Ajijic is where growth is most apparent. New housing developments are popping up, showcasing stunning and contemporary homes, many of which offer breathtaking lake views. If you’re in search of a fresh start in a captivating environment, this region is brimming with opportunities.
Each of these villages, whether it’s La Canacinta, La Cristina, El Limon, or El Tempisque, embodies the essence of small-town Mexican life. The warmth and friendliness of the locals, along with their deep-rooted culture, create an inviting atmosphere that newcomers will find both welcoming and enriching. Here, you can experience the charm of traditional Mexico while forging new connections.
The housing options in these villages are as diverse as the landscape itself. You’ll discover lakefront homes where you can wake up to serene water views, cozy village houses that offer an authentic Mexican experience, and mountainside retreats that provide panoramic vistas of the stunning surroundings. No matter your preference, there’s a perfect home waiting for you here.
Despite their small size, these villages are packed with amenities and activities to keep you engaged. You’ll find Pancho’s deli and market, offering local flavors and products, and Hola Market, known as a mini Costco, for all your shopping needs. Diverse restaurants cater to a range of tastes, and if relaxation is on your agenda, a short drive to the thermal water spas in San Juan Cosala awaits. Live entertainment, boat launches, hiking trails, and an organic farmer’s market on Tuesdays provide ample opportunities for leisure. Don’t forget to indulge your sweet tooth at the Belgian chocolatier’s shop, a delightful treat for residents and visitors alike.