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Romantic Lake Chapala

Address: Guadalajara, Mexico
Phone Number: 303-394-6920
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Lake Chapala and Ajijic Half-Day Tour from...
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Ranked #20 of 115 Attractions in Guadalajara
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The lake has been retiring from its originally border at Chapala city. The city is clean and very picturesque. You should go there if interested on real artisanal things. People are very nice and attentive to your needs. communication may be an obstacle. Lots of English speaking people around will make you comfortable on a section called Ajijic. It is... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My Companion and I took a tour which took in Lake Chapala. It was very beautiful and very relaxing. There are typical vendors which sell all of the local foods and trinkets. There is a park which is very relaxing to sit and enjoy the views surrounding you. There are several Restaurants surrounding the Lake which have excellent food and... More 

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

About the only remnant of the Glory days of the 1950s when Bing Crosby and his crowd used to visit and golf in GDL and Chapala is the lake. Lots of US and Canadians live her because of its weather fun to drive around still a sleepy village but, alas, it too will change.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you're planning to take a tour bus to Chapala, do a little research first. Our tour tickets were purchased at the hotel and over priced. We spent at least half of the time waiting for the group to meet up again. You'll do better to take a local bus to Chapala so that you'll have more time to really... More 

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LYNCHBURG
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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