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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very large lake, Chapala great small town, very peaceful and charming. Great place to visit. A most to visit, good casual restaurant.

Thank Julio L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Lake Chapala to escape the summer heat and found it to be cool and comfortable the 4 days we were there. The town is bustling with tourists, many of whom are Mexican. Since its founding in the 1800's it's been a place...More

Thank _smithnancya
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Ajijic and Chapala is definitely worth going to see, if only even for the day, especially Ajijic. There's a lot of fun little art galleries and great restaurants.

Thank ds1973
Reviewed June 27, 2018

A great weekend getaway. The magic of the largest man made lake in Mexico. Steeped in history, local culture and the most friendly people anywhere.

Thank Norm P
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Lake Chapala is Mexico's largest natural lake the remnant of an ancient sea. A short drive (less than a hour) from Guadalajara, the lake area is very popular on the weekends. Because the towns of Chapala and Ajijic have such large populations of American and...More

Thank LostInSpace
Reviewed June 3, 2018

It was lovely to get out into the countryside and visit beautiful Lake Chapala and nearby little town. We spent our time wandering the little streets and exploring.

Thank Winkle11
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to Chapala in 2012, 2016, and last week. My aunt and Uncle retired and have lived there in specifically Chula Vista since 2004. It’s a beautiful area and caters well to the snowbirds and gringos. Very inexpensive. It is not for everyone, and...More

Thank mleafs
Reviewed May 20, 2018

You can spend the entire day here. Take a panga to one of the islands for lunch, Walk the market area along the water, enjoy the restaurants o just relax watching the people. Something for everyone.

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed May 9, 2018

We had the best time because of our guide, Ofelia Alatorre. She is private. Her email is mexicoculturaltravel@gmail.com. She knows everything. We had a lovely lunch by the lake. We were hoping to catch a boat out to the island that used to be a...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

It’s beautiful here and you can’t beat the weather. It’s much less humid than other parts of Mexico. Humidity was about 40%, which makes even hot days a little more bearable. For some reason, it was a little smoggy, which made the lake not so...More

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Response from Lesleyann1 | Reviewed this property |
OOPS. Forgot. Try Caldwell Banker in Chapala for long term rental or I have friends in Centro Historico GDL who have a restored rental property.