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Romantic Lake Chapala

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Address: Guadalajara, Mexico
Phone Number: 303-394-6920
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews
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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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Guadalajara, Mexico
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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Address: Guadalajara, Mexico
Phone Number: 303-394-6920
Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara

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