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Romantic Lake Chapala

Guadalajara, Mexico
303-394-6920
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Lake Chapala and Ajijic Half-Day Tour from...
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Ranked #20 of 107 Attractions in Guadalajara
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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LYNCHBURG
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I visited Lake Chapala during a recent trip to Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque. We were staying at the wonderful Quinta Don Jose in Tlaquepaque, and we asked if they could help us plan a trip to Lake Chapala. They arranged for us to have a great English speaking private Driver-Raul Negrete Romo-raulnegrete_7@hotmail.com, who drove us there, with interesting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It's a nice side trip from Guadalajara but don't go with high expectations. The lake is average at best. Go see Lake Atitlan in Guatemala and you will know what a beatiful lake looks like. Make sure you get on the right bus when heading back to Guadalajara. Some local buses go to the little villages and towns around the... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The drive out to Lake Chapal is worth it. Nice place to go and stroll around the main plaza and walk out on the pie. There are some nice restaurants around the lake/plaza and a stream market that is fun to stroll through. A pleasant break from working in Guadalajara.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Only an hour drive from Guadalajara brings you to Lake Chapala. It is certainly worth the time to visit. The Chapala area is home to thousands of Canadian and American Snowbirds escaping the winters in the far north. There are many things to see and many restaurants that serve great Food. If you wish to play a round of golf... More 

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Cascavel, PR
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Come visit Mexico's largest lake and enjoy a spectacular day! Lake Chapala is situated between the states of Jalisco and Michoacan. Visit Chapala and Ajijic, which are famous for its textiles and its warm atmosphere. After visiting Chapala and Ajijic, you will go to Chula Vista and San Juan Cosala, which are located on the shore of Lake Chapala and... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When you drive to Chapala, it is only about 40 min. from Guadalajara - but once you are there you feel like you are far away - in a small pueblito of Mexico. those of us in the city love to go there - because you feel like you are on a great vacation. Lots of cute places to visitin... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

a bit of a tourist trap but locals enjoy this place too. Can get pricey depending where you eat but you have to visit at least once.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful drive, very Americanized. Be careful where you eat, as even established restaurants seem to change owners often,

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San Luis Obispo
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

After spending time in the hustle and bustle of the city, this is so restful and relaxing. Just sitting in one of the many restaurants on the lake is calming. I love the malecon on a weekend watching the families enjoy strolling beside the lake. I like the area so much I moved there and I love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is fun to visit this place while you in GDL. Nice natural view. Tour group will stop by Fernando Vincente's ranch. Good experience. Don't not eat here because your tour guide will bring you to a very nice restaurant.

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