Welcome to Birds of Paradise!
Birds of Paradise is a gated community of 62 condominiums that has been in operation since 1997. It is situated on the north shore of Lake Chapala, between the towns of Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico. The development is within walking distance to grocery and liquor stores, including Walmart, restaurants and many shops in the towns of Chapala, Ajijic and San Antonio.
Temperatures are moderate year around, with low humidity, at the 5,000 ft elevation. April and May are the hottest months, while the summer is generally cooler, with rainfall occurring mainly at night. The winter period is generally warm and sunny. The climate is such that neither air conditioning nor heating is required.
Bus transportation is readily available, enabling those without cars to travel to Chapala, Ajijic, or central Guadalajara. Year round good weather makes this a perfect place to combine a relaxed way of living with the charming Mexican culture.
On site there is an administrative office with a full time Manager. Common areas include a heated pool, hot tub, library, gym, laundry facilities, clubhouse, volunteer bar. All condos have double filtered drinking water (reverse osmosis and ultraviolet).
The Social Committee has primary responsibility for the organization of social and recreational activities for the benefit of residents
What makes this a truly special place to live are the interesting people, and tremendous willingness to participate in whatever is going on. There is a strong tradition of volunteering at Birds of Paradise and in the community at large.
The Lake Chapala area, referred to as “Lakeside” offers golf, tennis, pickle ball, bridge, horseback ridging, thermal pools and performing arts theaters. There are many other organizations that might be of interest. There is a large selection of restaurants ranging from home-cooked Mexican favorites to American, European and Eastern cuisine. The coastal towns of Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo are 3 to 5 hours away by automobile, bus and air.
Guadalajara, Mexico’s 2nd largest city is 45 minutes away via a four-lane highway. It offers a wide variety of activities for the arts and dining, shopping etc. Costco and Home Depot have outlets there. As well there are large shopping malls similar to what you would find in Canada and the United States.
Sunset on Lake Chapala