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Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I came to Chapala to visit some long-time friends who have lived for seven years in this very large expat community on the north shore of Lake Chapala, the largest lake in Mexico, an hour south of Guadalajara. We can see what...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GrandpaX4
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lake Chapala is very polluted but they are working getting it cleaned up. Looking at the lake from mountainside is beautiful. There are boats that will take you to the two small islands. People don't swim or wade in this lake, nor do they wind...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

I wanted to see why so many expats were moving to Chapala. I went to the old buss station, and easily caught a direct bus to Chapala. I enjoyed it all. The promenade was gorgeous with all the jacarandas in full bloom. The flying men...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Took tour booked through Viator to Lake Chapala and Ajijic. We were the only ones. The driver was friendly. He did not have much knowledge of the areas he dropped us off at, no history, and not much conversation. So, trip was not that meaningful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

The largest lake in Mexico and unfortunately it looks best as one approaches on the highway, looking down from a distance.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This town is a must see when visiting Guadalajara. It's a small town with a nice lake called Chapala. They sell souvenirs, garrafa ice cream, drinks and have some nice little restaurants around the area with good sea food.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

Do take a tour at least to this beautiful and peaceful area. Lots of expats living there. No problem with finding persons whom speak English, Lots to look at and purchase....

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I was hesitant at first because I was aware that the area is a retirement haven, particularly for Canadians and Yanks and if I wanted to listen to English I could have stayed home. What a nice surprise on this Monday before All Hallows Eve...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Very wide lake, not very deep, A little polluted. Trip to Island was fun and interesting. Fortunately the scorpions were not in season but the ants sure were.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fitandready
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The art, landscapes, architecture, people, food - It's all wonderful. PERIOD. Have a blast - we did!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Lesleyann1 | Reviewed this property |
OOPS. Forgot. Try Caldwell Banker in Chapala for long term rental or I have friends in Centro Historico GDL who have a restored rental property.