PBS News Covers Lake Chapala

Why Foreign Retirees are Flocking to Mexico.

In Mexico, seniors are traditionally cared for in the homes of relatives. But a boom of foreign retirees, many of them Americans, have begun moving to Mexico to live out their years, paying much less for independent and assisted living than in other countries. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.

A great many artists visit and receive inspiration from the beauty and tranquility that Lake Chapala has to offer.  Lakeside has begun to attract many younger people as well.  Mild climate, affordable cost of living, inexpensive medical and dental care, and many other service are a huge draw to the area for young and old alike!