Lake Chapala is Rated by National Geographic as the 2nd Best Climate in the World ...
The semi-tropical climate in Lake Chapala, Mexico is probably the first major attraction to the area.
This pre-colonial village in Western Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains makes for unparalleled living in a quaint Mexican village with all the services and amenities of lovely Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city, only about 30 minutes away.
Although National Geographic rates Lake Chapala as the 2nd best weather in the world, we really think of it as the best; taking into consideration all the other benefits we enjoy here, not the least of which is easy access - a few hours and you're back home with friends and family.
The Lake sits about 5,200 feet (1,584.96 meters) above sea level so we get virtually no humidity. The triple mountain range surrounding the lake protects the area from prevailing northerly winds creating this excellent micro climate we so enjoy. The effects of the lake and mountains ensure that temperatures are pleasantly warm year ‘round, averaging about 23.34° Celsius (74° Fahrenheit).
April and May are our hot and dry months with temperatures in the 80°’s and 90°’s with nighttime lows around 60°. Fortunately it is the sun not the air that is hot. When you step in the shade you can feel at least a ten degree difference, so we are always comfortable, no matter the time of year.