What is there to do in Ajijic? All of us already living down here on Lake Chapala know that it is the best place in the world to live out our retirement years, but what, you ask, could we possibly do all day and what makes living here so special? I am glad you asked. Here is a brief summery of some of the wonderful things that keep us all so very busy each and every day. As I always like to say “You need 6 more hours in a day and 4 more days the week to accomplish all you want to do here in Ajijic”.
Just simply mix and match the points below to create your awesome day!
Have an early/late morning coffee and breakfast of fresh locally grown fruit and fresh baked bread from the local panaderia (bakery)
Go out for breakfast (it's cheap)
Join any coffee group for a morning discussion of American politics and other irrelevant information
Go for a walk along the malecón, stroll through town or on the cycling path
Lounge in the plaza at one of the coffee shops and enjoy the sights and sounds of Mexico while catching up with friends
If it's a Tuesday or Friday you might want to go for a hike with the local hiking group.
Play golf 365 days per year!
Go to LCS and take part in one of their daily activities. While you are there be sure to sign up for one of their monthly excursions
Play tennis, pickleball, volley ball, go for a swim or go kayaking
Teach English as a volunteer, help children shelters and orphanages or families with limited funds to pay for major illnesses, sew dresses for poor girls, etc.
Join one of the many clubs like the bridge club or games club
Chill out and visit with friends or join them for lunch
Find a yummy meal at one of the many outside/inside restaurants
Plan a day trip to see a myriad of historical sights like pyramids, drive around the lake, head out to Tapalpa, Mazamitla, or wherever. Do some shopping in Tonala or Telaquepaque. Visit Centro Historico in Guadalajara
Have a siesta
Volunteer. People volunteer in many capacities, with animals, children and the elderly and more. There are many teaching opportunities as well in everything from English lessons, sewing, cooking, woodworking, etc
Help out in the soup kitchen or deliver food to the needy
Volunteer at one of the many furry friend organizations such as cat recovery for Operacion Amor and the free Spay and Neuter Clinic for Mexican pet owners of limited means. You can also rehabilitate dogs and cats at one of several shelters.
Help in one of the many thrift shops that raise money for needy causes
Do makeup, hair, wardrobe or even act on stage at one of the 3 local theaters, or at the annual Micheal Jackson 'Thrill the World' Zombie performance (Halloween)
On Mondays you can go to the Chapala street Market for anything you can imagine and then some, or to the Gringo Market in San Antonio and pick up some prepared foods for dinner
If it's Tuesday go to the organic market and buy anything you missed in fresh fruit and veggies on Monday. Walk around, greet people and ask questions
Eat lunch for $5 or less a person in one of the many fabulous restaurants or at a taco stand
Go to Sam's or Costco in Guadalajara once or twice a month. Drive into Guadalajara on Sunday morning when there is NO traffic. Take your map or use your phone and learn your way around Guadalajara and Zapopan
One Sunday visit the Zoo in Guadalajara
Attend 'Open Circle' at LCS on Sundays at 10 and expand your mind by listening to expert speakers
Take up fishing, sailing or beer drinking
Go to one of the many gyms and keep in shape (after drinking all that beer)
If the gym is not your thing then attend yoga or Pilates classes
Garden 12 months of the year. There are great gardening clubs to help you learn how
Take Spanish classes
Take up painting and/or attend art classes
Go out for dinner and dancing. Available every night of the week
Spend the day in luxurious solitude. Read all the books by your favorite authors
Play video games
Love and care for your adorable sweet puppy (or cat) or take in a 'rescue dog' from a local shelter
Take up horseback riding or rent a horse in La Floresta for a few hours
Swim in the pool or soak in the hot tub
Go to the movies at one of the two local movie heaters
Try to teach the hummingbirds to drink from your hand (not strenuous, but very time consuming)
Take a weekly therapeutic massage
Host dinners and parties
Attend the theater or a concert
Go to the beach a couple times a year in the "winter". It's only 3 hours away
You worked hard all your life for this retirement so now is the time to enjoy every minute of every day.
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