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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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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
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175 reviews 175 reviews
46 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
107 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
44 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

About the only remnant of the Glory days of the 1950s when Bing Crosby and his crowd used to visit and golf in GDL and Chapala is the lake. Lots of US and Canadians live her because of its weather fun to drive around still a sleepy village but, alas, it too will change.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you're planning to take a tour bus to Chapala, do a little research first. Our tour tickets were purchased at the hotel and over priced. We spent at least half of the time waiting for the group to meet up again. You'll do better to take a local bus to Chapala so that you'll have more time to really... More 

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LYNCHBURG
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I visited Lake Chapala during a recent trip to Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque. We were staying at the wonderful Quinta Don Jose in Tlaquepaque, and we asked if they could help us plan a trip to Lake Chapala. They arranged for us to have a great English speaking private Driver-Raul Negrete Romo-raulnegrete_7@hotmail.com, who drove us there, with interesting... More 

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