I should probably use a forum for this question, but you do have the fab lifstyle I am searching for so I would like to ask your opinion. Lake Chapala seems to be number 1 for golidilocks climate, social life and affordability, but my partner needs a full size swimming pool to lap swim a mile on most days. I saw on the real estate site you mentioned that they have casitas at the raquet club at San Juan Cosala. We could probably afford a car to drive to Chapala for the Social Club etc. although I prefer to be carless, so would this be our best bet? Or is there a way to be a member of a swimming club. The municipal pool you blogged about, being unheated and not clean doesn't seem that desirable as an option. Basically we would like your lifestyle to walk to lots but with a luxury pool to use but cant afford a huge daily fee. Your thought?Clara, currently from Normal, Illinois.
Hi Clara, I swim at the San Juan Coasala spa because I like warm water. It is expensive though. There is also a heated pool at the Raquet club but it is expensive to live there and you really need a car. There is an indoor pool in San Antonio that you can join. And a huge pool in Chapala. Actually one in a hotel there too. But the one in the park you can't be sure it will be clean or open. P
My wife and I ate at the Tango for dinner one evening. As I recall, I had the ribeye steak, which was extremely tender and delicious. There was some fat in it however, so as I ate, I'd cut away the fat and set it aside on my plate. Finally, when I was done, I looked at my trimmings and it looked like 1/3 of the steak was there! Oh well, the steak was not expensive and it was the best ribeye I've ever had. Looks like they cook the steaks on a wooden grill.Jack in Portland
HI Jack, Thanks for commenting. The fat is the best part to me..... P
A ribeye isn't a lean cut to begin with - 1/3 fat is about normal I would say. Just talking about it makes my mouth water.
It makes my mouth water too. I love their steaks. Their flap steak is my favorite. p
Speaking of ribeye, I am wondering where the meat for sale in the Lake Chapala grocery stores/restaurants comes from. Is is locally raised? Is it grass fed? I happily pay extra here (Boise Idaho), like elsewhere in the States, to eat clean, grass-fed beef. Is grass-fed/non-GMO corn-fed beef, pork and other meats available in the stores, or is it (hopefully) the only thing that's sold?
Thanks for writing. I know that at the Tuesday market they sell grass fed beef, locally raised. P