The lifestyle in Mexico is one of the best reasons to retire to Mexico because life is slower and you can enjoy life a little more. You have to adapt to things being slow, but if you can accept this change, then you'll enjoy life here in Mexico.
Mexico has a lot to offer in terms of culture, music, and art, which are very important aspects of life. Mexicans love nature and animals, which I love as well.
The weather is great.
Being here in Mexico, the proximity to the States to be able to go back and forth is an advantage.
Another reason why I like it here in Mexico, especially in the Lake Chapala area, is what I hear from some people who have come from Panama and Ecuador to try and retire in these countries who have said that Mexico has a lot more to offer to make you feel like a part of the local community. There are a lot of activities going on and they can volunteer for different things. There is a lot to do like go to the theater and watch concerts.
Some of those who came from Panama and Ecuador have told me that they didn't speak the language in these countries well and because of this language barrier, they felt like there weren't enough social activities for them and the community wasn't as big. This is why they moved to the Chapala and Ajijic area.
This is one of the reasons why I moved to the Chapala and Ajijic area, too. There are a lot of foreigners who do a lot of different activities. You name it. There's a kayak club, hiking clubs, cooking clubs, garden clubs, and all sorts of other clubs.
(Dog agility competition held at Hotel Perico, Lake Chapala, Mexico, pictured.)