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Romantic Lake Chapala

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Address: , Guadalajara, Mexico
Phone Number: 303-394-6920
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Good Scenic Lake

Visited with my family, lots of vendors with Ice cream & other typical Mex stuff. Took the boat ride to Alacran Island. Nice scenic boat ride. Got to walk around the little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chula Vista, California
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Chapala is the largest fresh water lake in Mexico. It used to be dried up and highly polluted, but due to heavy rains it has filled up again with beautiful blue water. This is worth a day trip at least. I have taken a trip by car all around the lake. There are touristic towns as well as small untouched... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The shores of Lake Chapala, the largest lake in Mexico, is dotted by small picturesque towns that vary in nature from the traditional Mexican village to the avant-garde. On the weekends, you can stroll along the Malecon in the town of Chapala while enjoying the sounds of jazz musicians or full-blown mariachi bands. Enjoy the riverside restaurants, the sprawling city... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Chapala is a beautiful place in Jalisco. To get there, you need to take the bus in "La vieja central" in Guadalajara. It is one hour far from the Capital but it is worth to go. The only atracttive of the place is the Lake, but the city and people make of this place a magic one. Also, there are... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited with my family, lots of vendors with Ice cream & other typical Mex stuff. Took the boat ride to Alacran Island. Nice scenic boat ride. Got to walk around the little island, some restaurants & shops. Good experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I've been wanting to visit Lake Chapala for a long time. Well, it's much bigger than I ever imagined. Chapala and Ajijic are the more populated areas with expats. Strolling the boardwalk is free and entertaining with a number of restaurants and places to relax along the way.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very picturesque lake however no swimming due to contaminants...very sad...Spanish is not necessary here, helpful of course. If you are on a budget stick to Chapala, if not go to next town Ajijic

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is good to visit with family. Have a nice day, relax and eat at the restaurants surrounding the lake. he lake is really dry, but still a good place to go sightseeing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I liked place very much because its outskirts of the city with very good scenic views with mountains surrounding lake with cool breeze.Its good for a day visit to this place and have fun relaxing in the boat ride. We have good restaurants to lake shore can have a beer enjoying the view and we have good street shopping centers... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

When in Guadalajara be sure to take the time to visit Chapala. There is a mix of approx. 20,000 Canadians/Americans. With established business that cratered to their taste. Lake Chapala is a beautiful lake, that you will want to walk along and enjoy the scenery. Eat at the restaurants and enjoy fantastic regional Mexican food. Don't be surprised to see... More 

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Chapala, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We love the LAGO, the Lake and when visiting you must rent one of the colorful motor boats off the Chapala pier. 250 pesos seats 6-8 people for a 30 minute tour - departation from the pier to Riberas and back.

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