Guadalajara is the capital of the central state of Jalisco in Mexico, and the second-largest city in the country, with about a million and a half citizens (known as "Tapatíos"). It is considered a colonial city, though much of its architecture dates from the independence period.
Chapala is a municipality in the Ciénega Region of Jalisco State, Mexico. Many North Americans reside in this town, attracted by the mild climate and lower Mexican cost of living.
Guanajuato is a city in central Mexico and is the capital city of the state bearing the same name. It is 390 km (about 250 miles) northwest of Mexico City.