Focus on Mexico A la Carte program offers our Program participants and Focus alumni the adventure, information and cultural experiences you’ve come to
expect from Focus on Mexico.
Please contact KIRA BYERLY (firstname.lastname@example.org) for FULL DETAILS.
We are happy to announce that we are now able to
create a personal, custom-made program for your visit to the Lake Chapala area.
DATES for 2015
- Feb 1 to 6th, 2015
- Apr 16 to 24th, 2015
- Aug 2 to 7th, 2015
- Nov 1 to 6th, 2015
first step on your Journey of Discovery to retire in this land of enchantment,
we recommend you get the Focus on Mexico manual that contains all the information, current and
updated, on all topics that will be important to you…immigration, health
options available in Mexico, legal and financial topics, and information that
will guide you through the decision-making process of buying or renting a
house, options for moving, bringing your pets, and a myriad of other details
that we have collected during Focus on Mexico’s 15 years of experience guiding
our participants through the Lake Chapala area. This will be an invaluable
resource that you can keep as reference for all the topics you’ll cover during
one aspect that has always been a mark of excellence on the Focus on Mexico
program is that you will have a local tour guide to accompany you to share
local history and points of interest. Seeing the sights with your own private,
home-grown guide is the best way to fully appreciate the richness of Mexico's
history, culture and cuisine. Your program director can answer any questions
that pop into your head, explain what you're seeing right at that moment, and
provide far more information than you ever expected.
answer all your particular-to-you questions, our A la Carte Option is also tailored
to your personal needs and concerns when visiting Lake Chapala. Through private, scheduled appointments with our experts, at minimal cost, you will
receive all the information you need on issues that are of the greatest
interest and most important to you.
anyone knows who has been on any type of tour before, it is not just the
educational program that makes a tour successful, but also the personality of
your tour guides and their sensitivity to your needs and wants. From the moment
of your arrival, our aim will be to make your trip an unforgettable one with
personal guidance by local, bilingual team members Kira Byerly and Ana Kabande,
who offer participants over 25 years of combined experience not only living in
the Lake Chapala area, but as program directors of our Focus on Mexico Learning
Adventures. Kira says, “We will be your personal guides to show you all sides
of this beautiful place and to make you feel at home.”
All our tours are private—meaning
that even if there are just two of you, this will be a tour run exclusively for
both of you, and you will have your own driver / tour leader during your entire
stay. However, we are prepared to handle any size of group, because we always
feel “the more, the merrier!” We have
always felt that traveling with a group of like-minded people makes for an
enhanced experience for all. It is not about spending every minute together,
it’s about getting together to talk about your adventures over dinner or
cocktails and having a great time.
you will not only learn the basics that you need to know to make your move as
easy as possible, but during our A la Carte field trips, you can visit and
learn about Ajijic, Chapala, Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque and discover the charms
of each site as well as the great variety of restaurants and different cuisines
that are available in our little pocket of paradise. Our tours are all
custom-made and based on your personal wishes. When requested, we will give you
suggestions based on our intimate knowledge of the area combined with your
expectations and needs. All privately guided itineraries may be fully
customized, lengthened, or shortened at your request.
the A la Carte Option you may choose what you want your daily activities
to be, including:
- arrival, airport pick-up and welcome
Guadalajara & Tlaquepaque, lunch & tour
- morning meetings with experts of your choice that we have set up, at your
request, in advance of your tour (financial, health, legal, real estate,
rentals, economics, etc.) and afternoon lunch and tour of local villages San
Antonio Tlayacapan and Chapala.
- morning appointments with experts, and afternoon lunch and shopping tour of
Ajijic and West Ajijic areas.
– You can visit the morning outdoor market “Tianguis” of Ajijic, then meet for
lunch. Afterwards, we’ll go on a Behind-the-Walls tour to see real estate
comparisons in the Lake Chapala area…again, this must be planned in advance,
but it’s a great way to see lots of houses in a short amount of time.
night Dinner and Dancing at Manix in Ajijic Includes
dinner reservations, transportation to and from the restaurant, fantastic food,
sensational live entertainment and fun fun fun. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday
dinner is a fun learning experience as you enjoy live music with the Focus on
Mexico Family at Manix Restaurant. It is a night to make friends with other FOM
alumni, where you’ll be able to learn more and share personal experiences in a
pleasant, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as well as enjoying a delicious
dinner and dancing. This will be a night to remember with great food, fabulous
entertainment and wonderful company. So don’t forget your dancing shoes! As
alumni Bill & Debbie Reynolds said, “The food is, of course, amazing! What
else can we say about Manix…Super fun!!!”
rest of your time and activities may be your own personal exploration, visits
to places of interest for you…or an opportunity to schedule other trips or
tours all with the personal support from A la Carte Concierge Services.
Focus on Mexico A la Carte tour guide offers personalized service and will be
available to you at all times during your stay in the Lake Chapala area. They
can attend festivals and events together with you, provide guide services,
assist with communication in various ways, and participate in cultural
exchanges. Prices will vary based on destination and length of trip/event. If
there’s something special you would like to do…like visit the town of Tequila,
the balnearios (hot thermal springs), Foco Tonal (identified as a power spot of
Cosmic Energy) …or more, let us know. Please talk to your tour guide immediately
upon arrival, or write to her in advance so she has time to find out the
details toschedule any additional trips.
With Ala Carte Concierge Services you can, as you wish, be covered from your arrival
at the airport until the last day of your departure. From the moment of your arrival, Kira
and Ana will make your trip an unforgettable one by always exceeding your
will not find a more comprehensive, tailor-made tour anywhere else that will
respond to your needs the way that Focus on Mexico will. We combine learning
and fun in one affordable design-your-own package that will help you make the
right decision for the ‘best of your life!” You will meet other FOM alumni who
have already lived the experience, and you will
fall in love with with the serene energy that is Lake Chapala.
As Dorothy Cole says, "This is an in-depth program that
included everything I need or puts me in touch with those who can answer my
questions about relocating to this area. This is invaluable. I have all the
resources I need to make my move to this area. EVERYTHING."
As alumni and residents, Vern & Kathleen Carlson, said,
“We can unequivocally say that the benefits of taking the course exceeded our
expectations. All of the questions we had in our minds before visiting Lake
Chapala were answered.”
For further information about retiring or investing in this
beautiful corner of Mexico, or to book your program, please contact Kira Byerly
Please contact us with your personal choices for your program. To ensure your place on our next tour scheduled in February,book now…the programs fill up fast.
Please contact KIRA BYERLY (email@example.com) for FULL DETAILS.