Lake Chapala Pictures and
Online Ajijic Photo Album
Taking pictures in and around Lake Chapala is a lot of fun.
Whether you're a seasoned shutterbug or a photo newbie the next
great Ajijic photo might be around the corner.
Your picture taking odyssey might start out
innocently, just hanging out on the Ajijic plaza 'people
watching', and progress on to a village walk snapping
shots of colorful doors and windows, to majestic trees and
other flora, the horses for rent in La Floresta, the
tianguis (outdoor market), a sunrise stroll along Lago
de Chapala, Margaritas at sunset at La Tasca's lakefront
restaurant and the list goes on for Lake Chapala photo
Special note: If you want to take photographs of people in
Mexico always ask for their permission.
Some will smile and give you the thumbs up and others prefer
not to be photographed.
Here is an evolving collection of Lake Chapala pictures.
We've created categories that represent life in Ajijic, Mexico.
Check back often as this is a work in progress
The Lake Known as Chapala
Lake Chapala the largest Lake in Mexico.
At approximately 5000 feet elevation and embraced by the
Sierra Madre mountains Lake Chapala enjoys over 360 days of
sunshine per year.
Combine a nice year round
climate, affordable cost of living and access to quality
medical care for a reasonable price you have a recipe for
gringo retirement paradise. Savor the Lake Chapala
The Doors of Ajijic
Anyone that can't imagine a photo album that is
dedicated solely to Ajijic
Mexican Doors has not seen the doors of Mexico.
The front door sets the tone for the Ajijic house. Large vs.
small, wooden or metal, colorful or plain, you pick, it's your
house in Mexico.
Stone arches, plastered walls some brightly painted and
others are Plain Jane.
Hand carved wooden doors and some are metal of all shapes
Let your imagination run wild with the possibilities.
Mexican windows come in all shapes sizes and colors.
The first thing newcomers see when they look at a Mexican
window are the bars... we did the same thing.
We thought, "egads do they really need those bars on the
But over time, it just becomes part of the Mexican
architectural mystique and something that we feel adds flavor
to daily life in the Lake Chapala area.
Many photos of Mexican casas and buildings that you
see have obvious Spanish and Moorish design
What's Your Sign?
Does your home need a new identity?
Just get a new sign.
It could be "the watermelon", a casita, a villa or a
Check out these Lake Chapala pictures of how these
creative owners describe their homes in Ajijic.
These plaques are typically round or oval and about 12 - 16
inches across at the longest dimension. They are ceramic using
Talavara glazing techniques and you can get them custom made
for very little money in Tonala just outside of
So it's a great excuse for a Tonala shopping trip.
Ajijic Village Street Scenes
Everyday is full of Kodak moments. Keep your camera close
The People of Ajijic
Mexicans and gringos: it's quite a cast in this cosmic play
called life in Mexico.
"Mi casa es su casa" meaning "My house is your house" is
more than just a trite Mexican saying. It's a philosophy and a
way of life.
The Mexican people are very warm, caring, and friendly. One
of the joys of living in Mexico is definitely the people.
Above, Reyes buys flowers at the Ajijic Plaza for Day of the
Ajijic Holidays and Events
There is no shortage of opportunities to celebrate in
Mexico. Mexicans love their holidays and these Ajijic pictures
show you how they do it.
Day of the Dead Altar in Ajijic Photo.
The Ajijic Events Holidays
Calendar will clue in on what will be going on during your
Lake Chapala stay.
Suggestions? Let us know what photos of Lake
Chapala area you'd like more of.
Take a look at the Ajijic lodging
page for accomidation suggestions for your
Also read the Ajijic Travel
Tips Guide and Ajijic Maps Section
for helpful trip planning information.