I’m not on the PR team for Ajijic, so I’m not limited to sharing only the positives. Here’s a negative: the mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes breed in standing water and swamps, and Lake Chapala has plenty of that on its shores. Zoey seems to be particularly attractive to them—she counted 55 bites on her legs.
It’s cool enough to wear long pants, and probably even a long-sleeve shirt. But yesterday I did get bit on my back through my shirt, so these are clever little buggers.
Disease like malaria and yellow fever is not an issue here. It’s just uncomfortable.