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Romantic Lake Chapala

Guadalajara, Mexico
303-394-6920
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Ranked #17 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Bel Air
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This area is quaint, quiet and nestled next to the mountains which are green during low season due to the rain. Lovely and tranquil. Market days are the best with vendors selling the freshest produce and Mexican wares. Wandering thru you will smell the luscious foods being prepared and talk with the vendors selling all types of goods.

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pescara
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I didn't enjoy much this place which was overcrowded with mexican tourists. Not much to see... just a lot of restaurants and a market selling clothes and the like

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American in Arabia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Staying a month in a hill-top casita with spectacular views of the lake and hills. Love the proximity of Guadalajara, the scenery, the friendliness of the people, the food. A great, inexpensive place to unwind for a day or a longer period of time.

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Ab
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My friends took me here the first day I was in Guadalajara. It was a short hour or so south of Guadalajara. A beautiful lake with lots of great places to relax and enjoy good food and company.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice place - make sure to get a group photo at the boat launch - good bargain. Nice, clean town to wander the markpet place.

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The chapala Lake is a nice place to relax and enjoy, in couples, families, friends, you will always have a fun time there. a beautiful lake.

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Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
53 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

After hearing all about how great Chapala was for many years, we finally got around to visiting it. Its difficult to see what all the fuss is about, other than it is a large lake. Lets just say that this is not a lake in Switzerland, Austria or southern Germany, its not even Valle de Bravo in the State of... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

if around Chapala, then surely you should visit the place. not anything spectacular of the sorts but just a weekend getaway option.

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Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

went late afternoon with several friends. the boardwalk area is small, but very lively and the lake is very peaceful. the afternoon sunset was amazing.

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Olympia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
61 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It was a nice drive down to the lake and up the coast line but the lake has receded to the point that it is not accessible from Chapala proper.

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