Often referred to as the "land of eternal spring", the Lake Chapala area is reputed to have the second best climate in the world.
Lake Chapala is located in a valley at 5200 feet (1584 meters) above sea level, keeping the humidity is very low. The mountains surrounding the lake protect it from northerly winds and the average year-round temperature is 75 degrees.
Ask residents their favorite time of year, and nearly all will respond "rainy season", which are the months from mid- June to late October. During this time of year the nighttime rains wash everything clean and the mornings arrive fresh and sunny. The mountains turn a lush green and flowers are everywhere.