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Romantic Lake Chapala

Guadalajara, Mexico
303-394-6920
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Ranked #13 of 111 attractions in Guadalajara
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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New Paltz, New York
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've heard that people either love it or are lukewarm about it. It is Mexico's biggest lake and it is the biggest community of snowbirds and expats from both Canada and the US It's a relatively quick trip from the city for a weekend. The lake is beautiful. The air is fresher than the city and the pace is much... More

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

When we arrived in to Mexico we were a bit disappointed with Guadalajara city in general. For anyone that can make it to Lake Chapala, maybe by hiring a car, we strongly recommend it. Lucky for us we had a personal tour with some native mexicans, our hosts through the air b n b accommodation website. They took us first... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

LIKES: 1) 45 minutes to central Guadalajara, 30 minutes to airport 2) Clean air compared to sometimes polluted Guadalajara's 3) Geography of hills ending at lakeside 4) Picturesque lakeside villages line shore with roughly cobblestoned roads 5) More in Ajijic, decent restaurant choices fuelled by large snowbird and resident expatriate retiree groups.

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Culiacan, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It was lik one of the great lakes of the US and Canada. It was a beautiful site to see, still a long way from Guadalajara. But for a day´s visit it was perfect.

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Moose, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Would have been better if we had not been on a tour. We wanted to bird watch, but the rest of the group was more interested in the shops and some tourist spots.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We wet for lunch and a nice walk in Chapala. Talke to a usa couple that lives there and they love it,

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Chapala, Mexico
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Chapala is a great area to visit after being int he city of Guadalajara. More tranquil, good restaurants. Ajijic and towns along lake all offer something different. Ride a boat out to scorpion island, horseback ride, hike the mountains, visit the artsy village of Ajijic, Sunsets are incredible as are flora and houses behind the walls.

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