Lake Chapala is well-known for its climate, affordability, its affable people and for all the help that the open-hearted foreign community give to the many charities at Lakeside. The majority of ex-pats living at Lakeside are active in one or more of the many non-profit organizations. Indeed, many of them were founded by foreigners. There are over fifty diverse charities in our area and new ones are always being formed.

So why belong to a non-profit organization? Since being retired gives people a lot of free time, many have the time to put something back into the community. It's also a great way to make new friends. But most importantly, what better way is there to help those who are not as fortunate as yourself?

If you measure Lakeside by the character and caliber of its people, you will fast decide that this is the place to be.