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Romantic Lake Chapala

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Address: Guadalajara, Mexico
Phone Number: 303-394-6920
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Visit using tour bus

Shop around, the prices vary hugely. As normal not enough time to sight see, but the tour also went around to one side of the lake where we took a let lunch, food good and prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Dennisjames P
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Montreal, Canada
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lake Chapala is a very special place, quiet, wonderful and excellent restaurants to enjoy the variety of the exquisite Mexican food.

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West Kelowna
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lake Chapala is a very wonderful place to visit. We stayed in Ajijic four months 2014-2015 October through January. wonderful people, good restaurants, good services, it's been a retirement mecca for decades. It's a very safe place. The restaurants there run the ethnic spectrum and are good and reasonable. Health and dental services are first rate. A great place for... More 

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

First we were received by a local who tried to be 'helpful' by showing us how to use the parking meter, but the guy was rather creepy and we were worried that he could be a thief or could be someone assisting criminal gangs in search of careless, distracted tourists. The place was just 'OK' for a quick visit and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Shop around, the prices vary hugely. As normal not enough time to sight see, but the tour also went around to one side of the lake where we took a let lunch, food good and prices reasonable, live music in pleasant shaded gardens

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Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
49 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I used to go to Chapala and walk along the malecon and stop at one of the restaurants for lunch quite often when we lived near Ajijic. The Mexican people bring the area to life, lots of music (some not so good), food, and action, and a far cry from stodgy old Ajijic that goes to sleep... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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259 reviews 259 reviews
116 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went twice, once for a short visit on a Sunday. It was crowded with locals from Guadalajara coming to enjoy the scenic lake and take boat rides. Lots of artisan shops and places to eat. We left to spend the night in Ajijic then returned on Monday. It was so pleasant to walk and look, it was deserted of... More 

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Playa del Carmen
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146 reviews 146 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Interest and fun trip on a busy Sunday with lots going on and the Beer Garden was good for food and view. Fav was little bar across the street from Beer Garden.

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Beautiful place with great food, fresh baked goods and great small restaurants. Try to eat guarantees there, they are delicious and pan de nata.

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The lake has been retiring from its originally border at Chapala city. The city is clean and very picturesque. You should go there if interested on real artisanal things. People are very nice and attentive to your needs. communication may be an obstacle. Lots of English speaking people around will make you comfortable on a section called Ajijic. It is... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My Companion and I took a tour which took in Lake Chapala. It was very beautiful and very relaxing. There are typical vendors which sell all of the local foods and trinkets. There is a park which is very relaxing to sit and enjoy the views surrounding you. There are several Restaurants surrounding the Lake which have excellent food and... More 

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