La Floresta Mexico, on the east edge of Ajijic
At the eastern edge of Ajijic village, La Floresta is a neighborhood of majestic trees and spacious homes, many of which were weekend houses for people from Guadalajara. Yet its charm was known much further abroad – even former president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (1964-1970) had an estate in La Floresta.
The Camino Real hotel on the Chapala Mexico lakeshore attracted city dwellers to relax in the peaceful ambience of La Floresta, and gave its name to one of the avenues there. Today named the Real de Chapala, it is one of the largest Ajijic hotels with 80 spacious rooms; its 5 individual suites each have small, private pools. The hotel’s pleasant gardens are the perfect spot for an icy drink and a sumptuous meal, enjoyed while listening to the musicians who serenade diners on weekends.
Auditorium ,Yacht club and horse rentals in La Floresta
The Club Nautico, Lake Chapala’s second yacht club, is situated alongside the Real de Chapala. Only members are admitted.
Nearby on Camino Real street, toward the carretera, horses can be rented for a ride through the village or along the lakeshore. Many people refer to it as the Paseo del Caballo.
At the eastern edge of La Floresta on the lake side of the highway, the Lake Chapala Municipal Auditorium is a cultural center with excellent acoustics. Its stage is large enough for an 80 piece orchestra! Concerts, dance groups and theater functions of all kinds are offered here throughout the year.
La Floresta is the most desired area in Lake Chapala
Real estate in the lovely neighborhood is highly prized, both for its beauty and for its location. The Ajijic plaza is an easy walk from lower La Floresta, yet its homesites tend to be much larger than in the village. Across the highway, Upper La Floresta is a beautiful gated community with newer homes.
The neighborhood consolidated three subdivisions in 1974, and its homeowners association efficiently oversees services on both sides of the carretera. Its board of directors includes both Mexican residents and expats, reflecting the approximate ratio of 40% foreign neighbors living there. Garbage collection is handled by the association, and La Floresta has its own private security force, covered by a monthly maintenance fee.
Residents all agree, location, shade trees and the efficient homeowners association bring definite advantages to living in the La Floresta neighborhood of Ajijic Mexico.