Go to Guadalajara, if possible live there or stay in an hotel for a weekend. Hang around the Chapultepec, La Paz, Lopez Cotilla areas.
Mexpat.com is a site for expats living in the area. They have several events in restaurants and private homes for get-togethers with
the foreign residents. There is a youngish community living and working often for large American companies in the area. Also many
Europeans. Visit La Paloma restaurant on L Cotilla, Wings Army on Chapultepec, nothing like the dreary dump that Chapala has to offer.
Sanbournes on Vallarta has free entertainment nightly with 2for1 drinks with Tapas,some good music,especially on Fridays with many
single women.available. For me, Lake- side has always been a living death..............