The tropical semi-climate in Lake Chapala, Mexico is probably the first great attraction to the area. This pre-colonial town in western Mexico from the Sierra Madre makes it incomparable to live in a quaint Mexican town with all the amenities and conveniences of beautiful Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, only about 30 minutes away. Although the National Geographic rates nominate Chapala Lake as the 2nd best climate, you really think of it as the best, considering all the other benefits we enjoy here, and no less than the one that is easily accessible - a couple of hours and you're back home with friends and family. The lake is around 5,200 feet (1,584.96 meters) above sea level so it is practically a semi-humid climate. The mountain range that surrounds the lake protects the zone from which prevail the winds of the north the creation of this excellent micro climate that so much they enjoy. The effects of the lake and mountains will ensure that temperatures are pleasantly warm year-round, averaging around 23.34 ° C (74 ° Fahrenheit). April and May are our warm and dry months with temperatures in the 80 ° 'S and 90 °' s with low at night around 60 ° F. Fortunately, it is the sun not the air that is hot. When I walk in the shade you can feel at least a difference of ten degrees, so always comfortable, no matter the time of year.