Connect with PVAngelsJoin PVAngels on FacebookJoin PVAngels on TwitterPVAngels News Feeds Tell a Friend PVAngels Newsletter

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Issues &
Business &
Health &
Lifestyle &
Travel &
Science &

Glorious Weather, Cheap Living Make for a Lakeside Retirement Haven in Mexico

Liz Phillips - The Telegraph
go to original
May 16, 2016

Why foreign retirees are flocking to Mexico (PBS NewsHour)

A warm climate and low cost of living are two of the main reasons that Brits are flocking overseas. And tucked away on the shores of Mexico’s largest inland lake is a haven for those looking to enjoy both.

The towns and villages spread alongside Lake Chapala, just 40 minutes from Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, are home to up to 40,000 foreigners.

It's a favourite spot for American and Canadian retirees. Brits are a rarer breed - most of those to be found there were living in America or Canada before.

The climate is ranked the second best in the world by National Geographic with average temperatures ranging from 86F (30C) in May, the hottest month, to 75F (24C) in winter.  

The lake sits about 5,200 feet (1,584 metres) above sea level so there is virtually no humidity and the mountain range surrounding it protects the area from prevailing northerly winds.

The villages and towns are rustic, reminiscent of Greece in the Eighties or the Algarve in Portugal before the golf courses arrived.

Jean and Robert Morris found out about Lake Chapala on the internet and moved there from Milton Keynes seven years ago.

“We came here for four weeks in January 2009 and decided to retire here,” said Mrs Morris, 65, a former nurse.

Read the rest at The Telegraph

  Check out Asilo San Juan Diego Senior Citizen Home

  Check out Fly For Good - Volunteers' Discounted Travel

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

CraigsList in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness