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The Village Life

At an elevation of 5000 feet above sea level, Ajijic has a near perfect climate according to National Geographic magazine. The average daytime temperature is 72 - 75°F (22- 24°C) and the humidity is very low. The temperatures don’t change in the rainy season (from June-September) and even in the so-called “rainy season” it generally rains 3-4 times a week for about 1-2 hours at night time.
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico is a “Pueblo Mágico” (or Magical Village) situated on Lake Chapala just south of Guadalajara, the second main city of the country. It is home to many thousands of North Americans, Canadians, Europeans, and of course Mexicans. Ajijic is one of the many villages along Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest freshwater lake and surrounded by the majestic Sierra Madre mountains.
Ajijic is a quaint, colorful centuries-old village, seeped in culture and tradition yet having all the expected modern amenities. It is not unusual to see a cowboy on his horse talking on his cell phone! Family life is very important in Mexico. You will often see parents or grandparents walking smiling children dressed in uniforms to the local school. Parades are a fairly common occurrence, celebrating both religious and civil events. And any reason is a good reason for a fiesta.