Known as "The Land of Eternal Spring", the Lake Chapala area is surrounded by mountains, creating one of the best climates year round in the world. At a 5000' elevation, visitors enjoy warm days and cool nights with low humidity. The series of small towns along the north rim of the lake has become a renowned retirement area for not only North Americans, but Europeans and others from around the globe. It also serves as a weekend and vacation destination for Mexican families. Lake Chapala and Ajijic's legendary weather, scenery and services combine to create a resort style ambiance with all the comforts of home.