Lake Chapala Area Information
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Lake Chapala and Ajijic Area
Lake Chapala is located 28 miles (40 minutes) south of
Guadalajara, and is Mexico's largest freshwater lake. The Lake is
over 3.5 times the size of Lake Tahoe (of California &
Nevada) and from east to west the lake is 49.7 miles long,
and about 12 miles wide. Situated at 5,000 feet in
elevation, Lake Chapala is nestled in the Sierra Madre
Mountains enjoys one of the best climates in the world
according to the National Geographic.
This area also boasts one of the largest English speaking
expat communities in the world and has been attracting
foreigners to its shores for over 60 years.
The Weather in Lake Chapala, Mexico
The land of Eternal Spring describes the climate in Ajijic.
Lake Chapala, located a mile high and surrounded by mountains,
provides for a very temperate climate most of the year. So this
area of Mexico offers some of the best weather for
Things to do in Ajijic
Wednesday Market in Ajijic
open air Market
or "tianguis" comes on Wednesdays bringing everything from
fresh picked veggies to beautiful clothing and jewelry. This
farmer's market in Ajijic is a fun excursion with lots of
things to see and gifts to buy for taking home.
Relax in a Natural Hot Spring Mineral
Enjoy the total relaxation of immersing your self into a
natural hot springs bath. Just a 15 minute bus or taxi
ride from Ajijic.
Golf, Tennis, Volleyball anyone?
Golf courses, tennis courts and volleyball courts are available
for play in the Lake Chapala area.
Take a tour through one of several Tequila distilleries,
located about an hour from Ajijic. Tequila tours are a great
way to learn about how tequila is made and the Mexican culture
associated with this famous drink.
Art Galleries Galore
A must to do in
Ajijic is to visit the many galleries in Lake
Chapala and Guadalajara.
Lake Chapala has been attracting artists for decades. In
addition, there are many popular Mexican artists that have
called Ajijic home for all their lives. The Ajijic Art
Galleries are a must see when visiting Ajijic, Mexico.
Getting Around in Lake Chapala
several options for getting around in the lake Chapala area.
Should you rent a car, take the bus or get to know
Ajijic-Chapala by walking around?
Places to Eat
Dining out in Ajijic, Lake Chapala area brings many choices for
the visitor. From cheap, inexpensive and casual, to fine
dining, there is something for everyone. For a little village,
Restaurants offer a lot of variety and value.
Ajijic Village Life
There is always
something going on in Ajijic, throughout the year events and
Mexican celebrations abound.
Lodging in Ajijic
Deciding where to stay when visiting Ajijic asks the question,
what is the experience you would like to have when visiting the
Lake Chapala area. Should you stay in one of the Ajijic Hotels, a Lake Chapala
B&B or possibly private
vacation home rentals. Many choices are available
check them all out.