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How do I make a phone call from Lakeside?

Making a phone call can be confusing, especially for newcomers. Cell phone to cell phone or landline to landline is pretty basic, but did you know you have to dial different numbers if calling a landline from a cell phone? Or different again from a cell phone to landline? Did you know that Jocotepec and…

Do you have a list of important numbers?

List of Important Numbers RED CROSS (Cruz Roja) 765-2308 / 765-2553 AJIJIC HOSPITAL 766-0622 / 766-0500 CLINIC MASKARAS 765-4805 / 765-4838 FIRE DEPARTMENT 766-3615 CFE CHAPALA 765-3966 / 765-3966 CFE JOCOTEPEC 387-763-0017 POLICE AJIJIC 766-1760 POLICE CHAPALA 765-4444 POLICE JOCOTEPEC 387-763-0006 TELMEX 766-2311 / 766-2132 TELECABLE 765-4550 PROPANE GAS 766-0790 / 766-0538 WATER TRUCK 765-2725…

When is Daylight Savings Time in Mexico?

The states of Sonora and Quintana Roo do not observe daylight savings. The remaining 30 states do, but not all on the same date. Towns that are less than 20 kms from the US border have coordinated their DST with that of those US border towns. Check out the lists below. April 1st – October…

What kind of stores are in Guadalajara?

Wow! Guadalajara certainly caters to shopaholics! Some of the major stores you will find in Guadalajara are Costco, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max, Sephora, Sears, Liverpool, Niemen Marcus and more… Guadalajara has an abundance of malls that cater to every taste whether you`re looking for souvenirs or designer labels. There…

What is the cost of living?

The cost of living in Lake Chapala depends on your lifestyle – size of home, dining out, travel, etc. but is generally to be 20% – 50% less than US or Canada. The comparison will differ depending on your place of origin.

Is solar power available at Lakeside?

With an abundance of year-round sunshine, solar power is a logical alternative for power in Mexico and Lake Chapala has become known as “the solar capital of Mexico”.  Solar energy has become very popular here and is highly accessible as well as affordable. There are several solar panel providers at Lake Chapala as well as…

Where can I connect on social media?

There are a great variety of platforms to choose from, for every purpose. Here are some to get you started: Facebook Gringos Ajijic & Lakeside Ajijic Newbies Beg, Barter Buy & Sell – Chapala Mujeres del Lago (Ajijic and Lake Chapala) GILM (God I Love Mexico) Lake Chapala (M)expats On The Road in Mexico Mexican…

Are there travel agents or tour guides available?

There are several Tours and Travel agencies at Lakeside offering excellent guided or non-guided tours both locally and throughout Mexico. There are a myriad of tourist attractions within easy distances from Lake Chapala as well as further afield in Mexico. The travel companies also provide expert service for oversea travel. Private tour guides or drivers…

What kind of restaurants are there?

Lakeside has an abundance of restaurants and sports bars to suit every culinary taste from burgers to food trucks and food courts to fine dining, for breakfast, lunch and dinner and of many ethnic varieties – Argentinian, Chinese, German, Greek, Japanese, Thai, Vegetarian and yes, even Mexican! There are well over a hundred places from…

What Churches or Spiritual Organizations are at Lake Chapala?

The predominant religion in Mexico is Roman Catholic. There are also a good number of other religions, non-denominational churches and spiritual organizations to serve the ex-pat and Mexican community. Here is a sampling: Anglican Baptist Buddist Episcopal Jehovah Witness Jewish Latter Day Saints Lutheran Presbyterian Seventh Day Adventist Unitarian