Where’s the Absolute Best Bulletin Board at Lake Chapala and Why Should You Care?

April 6, 2011

Hi Everyone, Sid Grosvenor here with another great tip for newcomers to the Lake Chapala area.

North Americans here rely a lot on the area bulletin boards, like the two big ones in front of Wal Mart and the two in front of the SuperLake Supermarket in San Antonio Tlayacapan between Ajijic and Chapala.

Why do we rely on the bulletin boards so much? Well you can find out about events that are coming up, find a plumber, find a maid, find a rental home or casita, find an old friend that you'vce lost touch with etc. etc.

Yes, we have a good local weekly newpaper, but it just doesn't have the alure of the old fashioned bulletin board.

We also have two good monthly free magazines, but for fast breaking news or just interesting reading nothing beats a bulletin board.

Can you tell I really like to brouse bulletin boards? I once sold a home in Texas in 10 days for more than I was asking by using a small bulletin board notice, but that's another story.

This story is about the Lake Chapala Society Bulletin Board, the abosolute best one in the area. But, better than me telling you about how cool it is, just click on the below video and see for yourself just how really super the lowly bulletin board can become when managed well.


  • Bob

    What about any bulletin boards for the locals where the local prices are? Do those exist?

  • http://www.chapalaclub.com Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Bob, Good question. Locals do use all the bulletin I mentioned in the article and video.

    Of course the Lake Chapala Society board is 99 % in English but locals still use it if they’ve joined the Lake Chapala Society. This way they get their message about needing work, giving tours etc, i front of the North American Community.

    The bulletin boards in front of Super Lake and WalMart are used by locals extensively. You’ll see lots of notices in Spanish on these boards.

    In Chapala there’s a convenience type small store on Madero on the East side just North of the Cental Plaza
    where the management allows people to tape notices, ads, etc. to the inside of their glass storefront.

    Here most of the notices will be in Spanish. Cars for sale, Baby strollers, sometimes homes for rent, etc.

    Thanks again for the comment. Tu amigo, Sid

  • Yvonne Butler

    Hi Sid;
    Can you tell me the 2012 dates for Carnaval and where would be a good place to stay while looking for a monthly rental?

  • http://www.chapalaclub.com Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Yvonne, Carnaval begins 40 days after lent. They have a parade both in Chapala and in Ajijic. The Carnaval grounds are inside Cristiania PArk in Chapala.

    So, finding a place in either in Ajijic or Chapala would be good. They’re only a few minutes drive from each other, but have a different ambiance. Ajijic is more of a village and Chapala is a small city.

    Hope this helps. Perhaps others can share their ideas here as well.

    Tu amigo, Sid

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