There are people happily living all around the lake. The only way you can get a "feel" for the various towns is to get those boots on the ground and check them out for yourself.I've been wondering about ex-pat life in other towns around the Lake. Like:
Tizipan El Alto
San Juan Cosala
any others ?
I gather that you feel others' choices are made in a state of ignorance and/or denial.There are people happily living all around the lake.
Yes I guess ignorance is bliss!
As far as the lake pollution another poster mentioned......whatever there is, is not going to bother anyone who isn't fool enought to drink its water or make a habit of swimming and swallowing in it.
Or eat the fish!
They are both seeing things through tinted glasses.
Folks that have an economic stake in the area are wearing the rose tinted glasses and are in denial...
If you want to avoid the "privileged" folks, a gated community is likely to have a fair share of them. You are more likely to find what you're comfortable with living in a mixed expat/Mexican neighborhood in one of the towns around Lake Chapala, from Chapala to Riberas, San Antonio, or Ajijic. One of the nicest fraccs in the area is Villa Nova, centrally located. Friends of mine live there and tell me that the HOA has a very light touch in rules and regs.The OP writes:
"" We have run into the "self-anointed" privileged group in Boquete, Panama. So obnoxious that we are selling our home there and now live in El Valle de Anton, PA.""
""We would like to have a long-term lease in the Lake Chapala Country Club.""
Is it possible you might run into the same type of people you are moving away from might be the same types living at a Country Club???????
Chico, I am assuming that you have never seen the 'Country Club de Chapala'. It's not what the name may conjure up IMO. I would bet that no more than 25% of the homeowners there have even set foot on the 9-hole course.Is it possible you might run into the same type of people you are moving away from might be the same types living at a Country Club???????