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The Many Faces of Ajijic

Last night we attended a dinner party in the spectacular penthouse of our friends for their friends visiting from Brighton, England.

There were 29 people in attendance and there was plenty of room for 29 more.

It is a beautifully finished condo with a 180 degree view of Lake Chapala from the master bedroom, den/guest room, open concept living/dining room and kitchen. Our friends amazing artwork adorns the condo and complements the formal style. There are three bathrooms in the unit and the terrace goes right around the condo offering a spectacular view of Lake Chapala. Last night the view was beautiful in shades of grey which looked like a painting.

There is rigid security in this building and many common areas offering outdoor living. Tennis, swimming, barbequing, party rooms along with hairdressing and spa facilities are offered to name a few.

My tablemate was noting that one could not distinguish this condo from a fabulous one in New York City but, of course, for considerably less money.

The kitchen had three cooks preparing our delicious supper. To start there were beautiful fat shrimp and almond stuffed Greek olives. Then we had Chiles en Nogadas which is the traditional chile served on Mexican Independence Day as is sports the three colors of the Mexican flag. Also a cheese filled chile relleno was on the plate and chicken fajitas with spicy beans, guacamole and flour tortillas.

For dessert we had individual mincemeat in artful pastry packages with whipped cream and a chocolate truffle.

Naturally, there was white and red wines and champagne. It was a terrific mix of people both expats and Mexican and I am sure everyone had a lovely time in lovely surroundings. Also the visiting friend regaled us with stories and songs after dinner.

The point of this story is to illustrate that there is something for everyone here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala in terms of property to suit every taste and pocketbook. Quaint village homes are available right up to high end carefully guarded condos overlooking our beautiful Lake Chapala and many other opportunites in between. Select a broker who knows the area and ask them to show you the many faces of Ajijic.

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