My wife and I are very intent on moving to Mexico for retirement, which is hopefully in about 3-4 years. We are looking at the Lake Chapala area and I have explored the option of taking the informational tour offered by the Focus on Mexico group on the Internet. M question is: Has anyone taken this tour, and could we find out the information given on the tour by visiting on our own? I know that they present information on the area, cost of living, important facts to know before moving, legal papers needed, housing, etc. ALL of these are very important topics to know in order to prepare. The tour is pricey, but is it the best option for someone that has never been to the area and needs to know all of this before beginning the moving process? Thanks for your help in advance. I follow many of the threads here and have learned a lot, but also know that there is much more to learn before making it a permanent move. I look forward to the replies.