Transform Your Life in One Extraordinary Week
An Unforgettable Experience in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
In The Land of Eternal Spring!!!
Focus on Mexico presents a unique and exciting Learning Adventure offering you the opportunity to investigate an alternative location that has fondly become known as 'One of the Last Best Places on Earth.'
Join a Focus on Mexico 8-Day Learning Adventure and put your Retirement Plan in place! BOOK NOW
On a Focus on Mexico 8-Day Learning Adventure, you will experience a full week of the most empowering, educational and entertaining days of your life. During your week on the program, you will discover how to create an extraordinary quality of life here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico. We’ll give you all the tools to step into a whole new chapter in your life journey; you’ll come away with everything you need to know to make your dream life in Mexico a reality. Once you have decided to make the move, our full team of Relocation Specialists will help you through the process and make a smooth transition. The Focus Alumni Support Program is included in the price of the 8-Day Learning Adventure program.
In the words of a past participant…
"Although I was generally familiar with Mexico, having traveled there extensively on both business and pleasure, I felt I needed to be more focused on Mexico as a permanent destination for retirement. I had read books and other materials I was able to access, but it wasn't until my participation in the Focus Program that I was able to put it all together. I urge anyone who has been thinking casually about Mexico as a retirement destination to seriously consider making the investment to attend a Focus on Mexico program."
So, What is a Focus Learning Adventure program?
Since 1996 Focus On Mexico has had the pleasure of introducing hundreds and hundreds of people, just like Grace, who were considering Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico, as a possible retirement location, a place to either start a new life or investigate an exciting investment opportunity. We have helped many people ‘put it all together’ so they could make an informed decision on whether Mexico was the place for them. We’ve designed an 8-day educational experience (a full week of powerful immersion) and wrapped it in adventure, discovery, picturesque locations, appealing accommodations, delectable menus, shopping opportunities, recreation, live entertainment, laughter that creates lasting friendships. Our programs give the perfect balance between education, experience and understanding through participation and lots of great food and fun. However, Focus Adventure programs offer much more than just information. The ‘knowledge’ you will gain is everlasting and life-changing… We put it all together for you in just one week!
|Brad & Mary Phelps
Thank you for changing our lives. (now living in Ajijc, Lake Chapala)
We did have a dream. With everything that we learned from Focus from the very beginning we've been able to make conscious and informed decisions about the steps we needed to take to make this our new home. We now enjoy a lifestyle far different than anything we had or could have imagined before we visited here. Had it not been for you and Ray and all the information that you provided through Focus and the people we've met as a result of Focus and the many times over that those people and connections have expanded and doubled to provide even more answers - I can't imagine trying to get to this point and place in time without you.
I haven't told you this in quite some time but it is heart felt. Thank you for changing our lives.
Moving to a new country can be a delightful and enchanting adventure or a daunting and frustrating task. The difference is the amount of preparation, experience and understanding you have before actually making the move. Knowing how to get the very most from your new life and how to navigate through the system with the help of an experienced support system can make all the difference. It’s easy once you know how. Focus on Mexico can show you the way.
Focus On Mexico – The # 1 Authority on Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
|As Paul Jackson, former Associate Editor, Calgary Sun
|“Mexico is the next destination of the Baby Boomer generation. And 'Focus on Mexico' is the best way to get there. Whether it's real estate, immigration advice, health care, legal matters---or just about anything else, the friendly Focus on Mexico team can provide these services with expertise and at a ridiculously low cost. Canadians and Americans couldn't hope for better.”
Over and over our clients tell us that on their own, they could never have learned or experienced everything found in a single Focus program. Read our countless ‘Testimonials’, and see the value that others in your own situation found in our program. There simply is no better way than a Focus program to truly experience Mexico and at such an affordable price.
It is always most interesting when someone books on one of our programs and we find out they have already visited the Ajijic, Lake Chapala area on their own (sometimes more than once!), and then they book on a Focus Adventure program. What happens is, people will surf the net and do their ‘research,’ gathering ‘information’ about the Ajijic, Chapala area. …Seems like the logical thing to do. The problem is a lot of the information on the net is out of date, incorrect or just someone’s opinion. You will find a lot of conflicting information and it is impossible to sift through it all and determine what the true story is. Then you come to the lakeside to see what it's like firsthand and start talking to people living here. Same thing...you’ll hear a dozen different opinions. Who to believe? Getting conflicting information is confusing and doesn’t allow you to make an informed decision.
We get frequent phone calls from people, who haven't attended our program, but came to Mexico on their own and did things incorrectly, costing them a lot of aggravation and money.
- For instance, a couple had visited Puerta Vallarta a couple of years prior and bought two investment condos. They decided to sell one and when they arrived for the closing they found out they were subject to almost 30% capital gains tax, which was a total surprise to them. Then they found our program and were very glad they did.During the program they learned how they could have sold the property without paying any capital gains whatsoever, if only they had known.
- Another call concerning Health Care: A couple had actually visited Lake Chapala, but not on a program. They were unable to get important answers to their Health Care questions so could not make a decision on if they could move here. After they returned home they called Focus to help.
- A call from a couple who had already purchased property but in another part of Mexico on the beach. They were starting to feel uncomfortable with the way their sale was being handled. They were told they should create a Corporation and purchase the property through the Corporation. Unfortunately, if they do that, they are no longer eligible for the capital gains exemption, and as noted above, it is quite a large amount that they would have to pay, that really isn't necessary if they purchase in their own names and set themselves up correctly.
On a Focus Adventure program, you get it all —first-hand—from the experts.
| “For the money,this was the most informative, valuable content-oriented seminar I have ever attended. On top of that, it is a fabulous bargain. The opportunity to form a network of credible local professionals and interact after the seminar is a tremendous asset for anyone seriously contemplating a move to Mexico. Overall, the dining experiences afforded by the program are exceptional. Food quality, ambiance and service were all at the highest levels. The Focus on Mexico staff is exceptional. They provide a unique blend of professionalism, knowledge, customer focus and genuine caring. For the money, this is the highest value seminar I can ever remember attending."
|Bill and Sue Levy
|“Focus on Mexico was a great way to learn about the possibility of living in Mexico. The Focus Adventure program was designed to provide us with all the information we needed to make a decision about living here and the Focus team was able to answer all of our questions in a straight-forward and understandable way. They brought in local experts in Health Care, Immigration, Taxation, Law, Real Estate, etc. … they took excellent care of us while we were in Mexico. … they made it possible for us to see a range of local real estate, but there was absolutely no pressure on us to make any decisions….
Relocating to another country is a big move. It’s an important decision. Doesn’t it make sense to ensure you are getting accurate and current information? Doesn’t it make sense to gain knowledge and a true understanding of what it is going to be like for YOU to live there? Only then, can you be confident in your decision. Focus On Mexico gives you that. Focus On Mexico is the only company that offers comprehensive Relocation Services, and the best part is they come FREE, once you have participated in an 8-Day Learning Adventure program. Yes, you read it correctly. We offer FREE Relocation Services to Focus Alumni.
During your Focus Learning Adventure week, you’ll hear from the Experts in their respective fields. You can rest assured that you are getting the best and most current and up-to-date information available to build your knowledge base about Mexico. And most importantly, we help you put it all in perspective. We show you how to implement it with your particular circumstances in mind. With the knowledge you will gain, you will save the cost of the program time and time again, plus you won't have all the frustrations of the trial and error process. This is a major change in your life. Our Relocation Specialists focus on helping you make a smooth transition so you can relax and enjoy your new life adventure in our little pocket of paradise.
|Focus on Mexico Learning Adventure - Guests (by Marie Dwyer-Bullock)
|Often, when we bring the Focus group to our home (Casa Bullock) for the Farewell Party on the Friday night, we invite locals as guests for the Focus participants to meet. With great frequency, they'll be prior Focus attendees. Many, many Focus participants who move to the area, fast become our friends and are always so gracious with their time when we ask for their assistance.
For the July 2009 group, Daphne and Lynn Peerless joined us. They came on a Focus program almost two years ago and stayed (they never even left after the program). Kalindi, one of the July Focus participants, had been in touch with Daphne to get some reassurance about the Focus program and the area before booking. We thought it might be kind of nice for Kalindi and Daphne to meet.
- Dear Marie and Ray: Just a short note to thank you both for the lovely evening last night. It was so much fun to be back reliving our Focus days with such a terrific group of people. Reliving those memories just reinforces to us that our decision was the best we have ever made and without the expertise of the Focus on Mexico gang we would not be here enjoying the best life ever. Many thanks again. Daphne and Lynn
We were also joined by Sheila Turner and her new friend. Sheila is from California and came on a Focus program back in January 2007 and moved down full time the following year. She met her dear friend here on the lakeside, through their common interest of being Jewish. We have quite a substantial Jewish community living in the area and we often call on Sheila to tell any Focus attendees that are Jewish, all about the activities in this area.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is considering living or spending time in Ajijic Mexico now or in the future should attend this program. Get everything you need in one fell swoop!
For one week you’ll enjoy the most empowering, educational and entertaining experience of your life. You will:
- Attend Educational Seminars given by Experts in their field.
- Have all your specific questions answered
- Receive valuable Resource materials & Recommended Contacts
- Enjoy an authentic Experience in the heartland of Mexico… with Focus as your guide
- You’ll come to understand the ‘real’ Mexico from the perspective of living here, not just as a tourist
- Explore local villages and communities
- Visit Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque
- Visit the mysterious Monte Coxala Spa and Pyramids and swim in the therapeutic mineral baths
- Visit a selection of homes in various locations; see some new construction projects
- Receive personal guidance and advice
- Learn everything you need to make an informed decision
- Discover a myriad of restaurants and local entertainment
- Make new friends and lasting relationships
- And, lastly, have a lot of fun doing it
Discover how to live life on your terms in the 2nd best climate in the world – Ajijic, Lake Chapala Mexico. Be armed with knowledge to make a smooth transition. This is your opportunity to 'Live Your Life On Purpose.'
Extend your visit by a couple days, and you can put your new experience to the test as you explore the area on your own.
[Note: You would fly into Guadalajara airport (GDL).]
One Week In Ajijic Can Change Your Life Forever!
We take care of everything, from the moment we pick you up at the airport and transport you to your hotel to the day we all hug and tearfully say ‘Adios’—or in many cases, ‘Hasta luego’ (see you later). You only need to relax, soak up the information and ambiance...and have a great time.
Everyone on our team loves what we do. We don’t sugar-coat the realities; we tell it like it is. At the end of our program, you are armed with knowledge and foresight, and fully equipped to decide if Mexico is right for you. If it is, you’ll be ready to make a seamless transition to “Lake Chapala” and we’ll help you do that. Whatever your decision, we make sure you have had one heckuva good time uncovering the real Mexico and its benefits.
Whether you are planning to make the change in your life now, within the next year or two, full-time or part-time, the Focus programs are the perfect way to experience Lake Chapala and Mexico and gain the knowledge and experience you need. We help navigate the unique challenges and benefits that are inherent in living in a foreign country. We make it easy and fun! Hundreds of people have trusted Focus on Mexico to help them find their special place. In Ajijic, Lake Chapala, you really really really can get a New Lease on Life. It’s here waiting you.
|Jeannine and Wayne West.
|This program literally changed our lives. We
went with an open mind and heart and met wonderful people that we
believe will be lifelong friends. The presentation of information was so
easy to understand and made us very comfortable about the thought of
possibly buying a house in the Lake Chapala area. Not only did we just
think about buying a house, we did it! Everything was above and beyond
what we expected. We left full of new knowledge and a whole new outlook
on retirement. We are so anxious to move to Ajijic and can't believe the
rest of the world hasn't discovered this piece of paradise! Everyone
was wonderful and so helpful. That made our experience fun and exciting.
Thank you so much.
We Invite You to Join Us on a Focus Learning Adventure and Live your Dream in Ajijic Lake Chapala...
Discover Ajijic and Lake Chapala on a Focus on Mexico 8-Day Learning Adventure and find out why so many people have found their dream come true in this Land of Eternal Spring. During your stay with us, you’ll have the opportunity to envision a brand-new life in a new culture; one where you can thrive, one with new beginnings; one where you can reinvent yourself. We show you how you can enjoy the Best Years of your New Life in our little pocket of paradise – in a wonderful new culture, in a near-perfect climate, surrounded by like-minded people, with excellent health care, and a lower cost of living, among the warmest and kindest people in the world, our Mexican hosts.
Isn't it Your Time Now?
Make a commitment, a commitment to yourself, to make your dream come true in Lake Chapala, Mexico. Discover its magic and romance. Focus is here to help you live a better life. Isn’t it your time now? Life doesn’t stand still. Grab hold of it and enjoy every moment of the ride. Take charge of your happiness. You only have to make the decision. Once you’re committed, everything else will fall into place.
In the right navigation sidebar you will find additional valuable information. Check out the various topics including 'What is Included?,' ' What you will Learn,' 'What you will Experience,' 'Dates and Prices.' Then click on the Book Now button to book online and start your new life adventure. We’ll be here waiting for you.
Don’t wait another moment…
"Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the 'right stuff' to turn our dreams into reality."
Can You Afford NOT to Take Advantage of a Focus on Mexico Program?
In the many hundreds of seminars we have given in the past, and here on our website, we point out that Mexico may not be for everyone. It is different in many ways and each person needs to experience these differences before making a choice. Those of us who have allowed the Magic of the Lakeside to touch our hearts and have chosen to spend the best of our lives here feel privileged.
There is no other program that offers such a fully comprehensive package. If Mexico is on your radar screen, Focus On Mexico is absolutely the best way to get you there.
Having lived here for so many years, we have garnered a wealth of knowledge and contacts and are more than happy to share our information and assist you in every way possible, both during the program and after, should you decide to spend time in Ajijic Chapala.
Although Focus on Mexico is a business, for us, one of the greatest rewards of what we do is helping people get a new lease on life. When people come up to us, time and again, to thank us for introducing them to this area and telling us how much they enjoy living here, it has reinforced to us why we continue to do what we do. We have made a lot of lasting friendships with Focus participants.
Book NOW and Take Advantage of our Risk-Free Policy
Go to the 'Dates and Prices' page to check out our Special Limited-Time Offer. Register now with our Book Now - Pay Later plan, which allows you to lock in your special discounted price (an exceptional value) and secure your place on the program of your choice, with no up-front deposit. Check out our No Risk policy. Join us on a program and obtain ALL the information you need to make an informed decision on whether this is the place of your dreams. Just come, learn and enjoy an unforgettable experience in Lake Chapala, Mexico. Your time is now! Go to the Book Now - Pay Later page NOW below for full details.
Have a peek at our Gallery section to view 'Focus on Mexico Program Pictures' from different groups showing all the fun places and things you will see. When you come on a Focus program, we'll show you our beautiful adopted home, Lake Chapala. Don't you owe it to yourself to come see if Ajijic, Lake Chapala is a place you too can call home?
If you have any questions whatsoever and wish to contact us, you can reach us at these Vonage numbers that ring in our home here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala:
If you are calling from the U.S. dial: 1-951-905-1923
If you are calling from Canada, dial: 1-416-619-9310
Note: By the way, if you are single, you’ll be pleased to know that we have a large single community in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, and on most of our Focus Programs we have both couples and singles so you never feel like odd man (woman) out. Join us for the time of your life.
What is included