Want to Unlock the Secrets of Lake Chapala? I have the key!

August 3, 2013

The Secret… That’s Not a Secret if you have the knowledge key.

I discovered Mexico back in 1961 in a post high school road trip in my 49 Cadillac to Mexico City and I've been unlocking her secrets ever since.


It was instant love for me and the dream of someday living in Mexico where the prices were low, the people friendly and the climate warm and inviting was embedded in my heart.

Now in semi retirement and having lived here for over 10 years I am discovering that even though ex-pats have been living here for 50 years we seem to still be a secret to many retirees, soon to be retirees and wanna be retirees who believe (in error) that while they’re ready emotionally to retire the harsh reality “seems” to be that they’re looking at another 5 to 10 years of work before they can comfortably retire.

So, if Lake Chapala, Mexico has been a secret locked away to you before now, I want to share “my secret” and the “secret of about 20,000 plus other retirees” that our little slice of paradise is waiting for you to discover it. I have the knowledge key.

No, we’ve not spoiled it for you. The people are still friendly, the prices are still low, and the people are still welcoming. But, those of us who call Lake Chapala home either full or part time don’t just welcome everyone here. No, we're not snobs. It not we three and no more, but we do want to invite the right folks in.

Why? Because we don’t want people retiring here who might destroy what we’ve come to love.

On the other hand we welcome anyone who’s willing to slow down, learn just a little Spanish (easier than you might think), and respect the culture of our hosts.

Why aren’t more people moving to our little slice of paradise? Yes, I know about the bad press Mexico gets in the USA and Canadian Press.  The newspaper guys have a saying, “If it bleeds it leads.”

We get all the horrible news of violence in North American here in Mexico too. So, no need to repeat it here.

No, I think that most people are just a bit reluctant to consider a move to Mexico because it’s natural that by the time we reach retirement age we get a little set in our ways and of course it’s natural to fear the unknown. That’s what www.ChapalaClub is all about. Making the unknown knowable when it comes to Lake Chapala, Mexico, and yes renewing your sense of youthful adventure, but with a cautious eye out.

I’ve never lived outside of Texas or Mexico and I personally did not find it a difficult adjustment to live here at Lake Chapala except for the "Manana" sense of time,but now I just factor that in and all is well.

We have about 80 different English language organizations here and you can surely find plenty of things to do and make a slew of new friends, but there’s no pressure to become a social butterfly.

Perhaps you want to reinvent your life. Many people do that here.

Lake Chapala is all about doing what you want to do when you want to do it or… doing not much at all except enjoying the natural beauty which is inescapable.

So, if year around mostly sunny skies, and an average temperature of 73 degrees at approximately 5,280 feet in the mountains perched on the shore of a 400 plus square mile lake all on a pension is not your cup of tea our area may not be right for you.

Many people that come for a visit almost instantly have the experience of “feeling at home”. Others like it, but and want to try us out part time. That’s fine too.

Is everything absolutely perfect? Admittedly no, but the positives of our lifestyle (Living a Caviar Lifestyle on a Tuna Fish Pension)… spring-like weather year round… high-quality, low-cost health care… etc, make it as close as anything I’ve found so far to perfection and I visited a lot of places before finding a home here.

It’s never too late to take action … and to use a rough quote from Shakespeare, “… whether it’s nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them.”

So, take a lesson from the “Bard” don’t thrown in the towel and think you have to wait 5 or 10 years more before retiring North of theborder let alone to a luxury lifestyle.You may just be able to retire now and live in luxury. Let's find out.

Come see if Lake Chapala may be a good fit for you.

Come and sit with me on my veranda, look out over my impressive garden filled with flowers, trees lush with tropical fruit (3 kinds of bananas, pomegranate, lemon/lime, avocado, and mango) and a large Aloe Vera garden and let’s watch the sun setting on Lake Chapala surrounded by lush green mountains and look me in the face and say, “Sorry, Sid this is not for me.”

As we used to say in grade school “I double dog dare you.”

But, I know some of you reading this are still skeptical. I understand, I was a police officer for 35 years and a lawyer for 17 years … so I’m not easily convinced myself about things that seem to good to be true.

I’m careful about making changes and want to know all the facts and just the facts like Sergeant Joe Friday before I make a decision.

That’s where I come in. To give you the unvarnished truthful facts about life here so you will be able tomake an informed decision.

You need to know how to take those first baby steps, then to continue to grow in the knowledge of Lake Chapala until your prepared to walk alone.

If you’re reading this article and want to know more, here are two good ways to learn more.

One way is to go to www.Amazon.com and enter “Sid Grosvenor” in the Amazon search box and it will take you to a new page. Look for my new book on Lake Chapala. (My book is the #1 listing you find there)

Or even easier just click this url http://tinyurl.com/LakeChapala to go to the book on Amazon. Invest in the book andif you're one of the first 5) buyers I'll include a nifty 30 page color Lake Chapala Street Guide of towns, villages and neighborhoods for free.

Then, you should plan a trip to Lake Chapala to experience it first hand. Myself, or one of my knowledgeable associates will be happy to be your guide to the area after you arrive.

Now, a word to regular readers of www.ChapalaClub.com.

Have you been thinking of sending me an e mail … or setting up a toll free call (on my dime) to pick my brain?

Let’s get started on seeing if Lake Chapala may be in your future. You can do it and I can help you unlock the secrets of Lake Chapala, Mexico.

For those who are not yet familiar with me and wonder what my credentials are?

My name is Sid Grosvenor and they call me the “Lake Chapala Information Guy”.  I'm a best selling author and a former radio show host on the Overseas Radio Network. They vetted me thoroughly of course before offering to put me on the radio to host “Chapala Club Talk Radio”.

Check me out on “Linked In” or however you choose. I think the more you find out about me the more you will come to know I’m a straight shooter.

So, if you want to know more about Lake Chapala. I'm you guy.

Send me an e mail to Sid@ChapalaClub.com and please use as your subject line, “I’m ready”. This will alert me to answer your e mail right away.

All for now. Tu amigo, Sid

P.S. You’ll be glad you did. I’ll do my best to make you feel that you made a good decision to write to me.

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