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“Nice place to chill” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Romantic Lake Chapala

Romantic Lake Chapala
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Ranked #13 of 172 things to do in Guadalajara
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Guayaquil
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97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice place to chill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Basically a place to have a beer and just relax, there are many restaurants around so a day´s visit is more than enough

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Truckee, California
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Once is fine but enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Lake Chapala highly overrated. Lovely and good weather but not much to do, little culture. Mostly great if you want to interact with other Americans and Canadians.

Visited February 2013
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Could have done something else easily”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I'm sorry...I just couldn't find anything romantic about visiting a polluted lake where a bunch of canadians and americans live for the mild climate. It's a long drive and took up a day of precious vacation time. I'm sorry I missed going to the circular pyramids and went here.

Visited January 2013
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Menorca
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great day trip out of Guadalajara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

You have to go to the old bus station to get a bus to Chapala lake. We chose to go to Ajijic and the direct bus took just over an hour. On the way back we took the bus via Chapala and it took nearly 2 hours.

the town of Ajijic is very beautiful, colourful houses, many flowers and trees, nice vibe and glorious setting with the huge lake and the mountains behind.

We spent hours by the lake just wandering along the very nicely laid out Malecon (lakeside walk) or sitting by the lake itself and enjoying a magnificent sunset. My wife and 13 year old also loved it.

We ate very well at a place by the 'beach', I don't remember the name, but it's near the pier...if you're behind the pier and facing the lake it's the second(last) one on the left hand side.

It would be a nice place to stay, not just to visit in a day.

Visited January 2013
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Sonoma, California
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“¿La Clima Más Mejor?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A place to keep returning to year after year. Great temps, slow pace, easy access from GDL. Stay a week or a month and unwind.

Visited November 2012
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