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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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Avon, Connecticut
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176 reviews 176 reviews
38 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

has turned into too much touristy, shlock shops and food stands. Used to be a nice place to visit with friends who lived there, now another tourist destination

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

When you're in Guadalajara and the heat and humidity are unbearable Lake Chapala is a nice break from the busy noisy city and offers a nice breeze coming from the lake. Walk on the pier and grab a michelada from a nearby stand and you can relax and enjoy the view.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well, supposedly that is what the National Geographic, in the early '60s (although nobody can quite find the article!) called the meteorological conditions at Lake Chapala. We've lived here a bit over one month now (two more to go), and I can't argue with "NG!" The lake, approximately 50 miles long (east-west) and 12 wide (north-south) has had problems in... More

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Guadalajara
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Majestic mountains surround this lake and each village along its northern shore offers and opportunity to enjoy local scenery with many food and souvenir stands along the way. Take a boat cruise on the late from the pier in Chapala to really take in the scenery.

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Gdl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Now I know why Lake Chapala is so called the Retirement City!! It offers all you can need for retirement. Abundance of very nice little Restaurants; with very reasonable prices. The lake has one of the best climates in Mexico; the view from my friend’s home at the mountain was unique, more than relaxing. Really a place to visit when... More

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Don't recall the name of the restaurant but it was more about sitting and looking out at the lake than the food. There was a beautiful breeze on a quiet day. So relaxing.

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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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65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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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