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Would you like to come visit me in Ajijic?

I am thrilled to have guests. Here's some information to help you plan a visit.


The only time I'd strongly advise against coming is late spring. May in particular can be very hot and dry.

The rainy season starts sometime in June, and things start to cool off. It rains mostly at night. Everything goes from brown to green. Of course the sun is very strong in summer. Well always actually. Bring sun screen whenever you come.

The weather is great all winter long, not hot, and nights are good for sleeping.


You can pretty much wear summer clothes year round. Shorts and t-shirts, tank tops, and skirts all work well. It's very casual.

In the evenings in winter you might want long pants, even a light sweater sometimes. I'm told it can get quite chilly (low 40s) in the evening.

Sturdy shoes are essential. Ajijic streets are all cobblestones, and the sidewalks are not a lot better. If you wear sandals, they should have good, strong soles. I prefer a partially closed sandal that also goes around the back of my foot. I don't recommend flip-flops or anything else that doesn't provide good support.

Bring a hat to keep the sun off your head and face.


I'm still new here, so I don't have a great picture yet of what there is to do. There are many fine restaurants and cute shops in town. And Guadalajara, an hour away, is a big city with a lot of culture and shopping. Tlaquepaque, just outside Guadalajara, has galleries, shops, and restaurants, and is particularly charming. I'll be sure to find good activities to fill your time here, whether you come for a weekend or a week (or longer).

Getting Here

Guadalajara Airport (Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, GDL) is only 39 kilometers from my house, Depending on traffic, it takes about a half hour or a little longer.

You can fly nonstop from pretty much all the major US hubs and some less hubby airports as well. (Seattle has one nonstop flight per day each direction on Volaris, a discount Mexican airline.)

Check for a list of all the airlines and destinations with direct flights from GDL.

I am happy to come pick you up at the airport.

Schedule Your Visit 

Ready to plan a trip down here? Pick any dates not listed below, and check with me so I can pencil you in. Then as soon as you've got your plane ticket, let me know your itinerary.

I have travel plans on the following dates:
  • November 4 - 11, 2019
  • November 27 - December 3, 2019

I have visitors confirmed for the following dates:
  • December 24 - 31, 2019
  • November 18 - 21, 2019
  • January 27 - 31, 2020
And there is a sectional bridge tournament February 20 - 23, 2020, at which I am planning to play.

I have many friend who have expressed an interest in coming to visit this winter, so if you want to come during between now and March, let me know ASAP so I can block the dates.
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