Your hosts, Steven and Fernando, enjoy getting to know the fascinating people who are their guests at Casa Flores. Let them share their knowledge of Ajijic and the Lake Chapala area with you, whether you are considering a move to the area or are enjoying a relaxing Mexican vacation.

Fernando Gómez Álvarez

Fernando was born in Puebla, Mexico and spent his younger years in Mexico City before his family moved to Texas in the early 1980′s. His studies took him to Phoenix, Arizona where he enrolled in Scottsdale Culinary Institute Cordon Bleu and then furthered his interest in the culinary arts in Paris, France. To combine his love of health and fitness, Fernando spent eight months in Los Angeles and obtained an Associate’s Degree as a Fitness and Personal Training Consultant. On completion of this certificate he relocated to Mazatlan, Mexico where he opened his own successful gym.

After 2 years in Mazatlan he headed to the beach town of Puerto Vallarta and opened a restaurant in the nearby town of Bucerias. Once again combining his passions of food, health and fitness he also operated a successful personal training consultancy, with clients who still call for advice and personalized fitness plans to the present day. Now, Casa Flores B&B presents him with another opportunity to indulge his interest in the service industry. Fernando will be delighted to consult with guests eager to change their diet or to enjoy a lifestyle change introducing fitness into their daily routine.

Steven Cross

Steven was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and raised in the small island town of Enniskillen, 90 miles away. After studying English and Art in college he decided to take a year out to travel. That “year” that began in 1992 has now stretched to the present day and has included 12 years on cruise ships where he was in charge of the retail sales for Starboard Cruise Industries, who operated the retail stores on board many of the prominent cruise lines. On his travels he discovered and fell in love with the beach town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and moved there and worked in the thriving Real Estate market for 3 years.

While visiting Guadalajara for the New Years celebrations Steven decided to take a day trip to Ajijic and immediately fell in love with the tranquility and ambiance of the town and the friendliness of it’s people. On returning with Fernando to look for a property, they found Casa Flores and knew that they had found the perfect haven for a Bed and Breakfast from where they could offer comfort and beautiful surroundings with a personal touch.

Casa Flores in the News

“Laguna Chapalac – For the kids”, The Guadalajara Reporter, Dec. 31, 2011

“Laguna Chapalac – Generous”, The Guadalajara Reporter, Dec. 22, 2012

“B&B owners working to help poor kids grow and prosper”, The Guadalajara Reporter, Feb. 13, 2013

“A cozy garden retreat in the charming Mexican town of Ajijic” – Interview with Fernando Goacute;mez, About.com Bed & Breakfasts