The Guadalajara area is known as a haven for retired foreigners. The smaller cities along the shores of Lake Chapala offer a high standard of living, and large numbers of retirees from around the world take advantage of all this area has to offer. Living in México is different than living in any other country and may not be for you. Renting a private home or condo for a few months may open (or close) your eyes to a new way of life. Then if you have decided that you enjoy the lifestyle here you can opt for a more permanent situation.
Sometimes you just get tired of staying in hotels. In many instances renting a private home or condo offers a pleasant alternative to a hotel, especially for longer than normal visits. Guadalajara and the popular retirement communities around Lake Chapala offer reasonable homes, condos and apartments for rent. Rental rates are often more affordable than a staying in a hotel, especially if you are traveling with a group. While private homes or condos are not for everyone, if you don’t investigate this option you will never know what you are missing.