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Many Americans and other foreigners help make up the 20,000 people living near this picturesque lake, the country's largest inland body of water.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Lago de Chapala This is one of the biggest lakes in Mexico and is located in Jalisco state close to Guadalajara city and offers a lot of things to do; like a boat ride to the el Alacrán Island or around the lake; the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sokey71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lake is beautiful, if not perfect. For some time, it had been about half full and had problems with high levels of fertilizers coming in from the west. Recently the rainy seasons have been stronger, and it appears less water is flowing out, so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J2580IHbrucer
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Went on a day trip to Chapala and Ajijic while visiting Guadalajara. Both are right on Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest lake. The view of the lake is great while walking on the malecon (boardwalk). There are plenty of places to shop and eat as well....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank johncA8642RG
Reviewed November 16, 2018

This recreational town is fun and there is a little island called Scorpion Island that’s touristy but you have to visit and have a beer or lunch with a great view of the little town of La Chapala. Parking is very difficult so if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dan B
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We took the bus from Chapala which allowed us to take in all the beautiful scenery - the lake shore, fauna, horses and cows. Once we got to Mezcala, it was an easy walk through the center of town to the Malecon. (The two-steeple church...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank debbieandchipw
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Lake Chapala is the largest lake in Mexico, and is surrounded by mountains. There are many activities on the lake such as, skiing, swimming, fishing, sailing, boating and wind surfing. Many visitors will sit close to the lake and relax and become stress free. People...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Megan T
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Head over to the lakefront promenade or Chapala Melecon. There you can take in the scenic views, go on boat rides, an dine in restaurants along the main avenue. The large expat community has brought great success to a range of restaurants. You'll have access...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BobinMex
Reviewed September 16, 2018

So if you really explored Guadalajara then go ahead and go, but it's a little out of the way for a lake that is scenic, but that's about it. There are some good restaurants around it, but again, that's it. I will say if you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Elaine F
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited Chapala for a friends vow renewal and absolutely fell in love. Surprisingly we found out that there approximately 40,000 Americans and Canadians that Live here year-round and now I understand why. It stays an average temperature of 70 to 80° year-round. Restaurants all serve...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank judyl925
Reviewed May 10, 2018

This place is around 1.5 hrs away from Guadalajara. It is a very small lake and can be covered in 2hrs. It is not very good place to visit if you are having many expectations :)

Date of experience: February 2018
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AlHenry
July 4, 2018|
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Response from livewisely | Reviewed this property |
You're right. I don't know where in my review that I said it was small. Of course, it's not!
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