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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
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
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
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
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.
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