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Romantic Lake Chapala

Guadalajara, Mexico
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“largest lake” (20 reviews)
“boat ride” (10 reviews)
“beer garden” (4 reviews)
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Lake Chapala while in Guadalajara; it is less than an hour's drive. It was a very comfortable experience after being in Mexico for a week. The signs are in English and Spanish because of the large US expatriate population. With the strong dollar,...More

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travel less than an hour (traffic willing) outside Guadalajara and come upon enormous Lake Chapala and its many charming towns. There's a small island that you can take a dinghy to for dining. A visit to Ajijic is a must for its lovely cobblestone streets,...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Chapala was a great place to go and relax. The food was good definitely take the boat ride to scorpion island and the tour.

1  Thank richardmY6899AE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice drive from Guadalajara, very friendly town and great place to just take in mother nature! Great seafood restaurants and lovely church.

Thank Norma V
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was a long drive from Guadalajara. My advice is to skip it as there's not much to see there. We took a boat to Scorpion Island and then had our driver take us to Lake Ajijic. Nice scenery but we live in California and...More

Thank janerrrr
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had a wonderful time in Chapala, I went on a day excursion from Guadalajara with my mother. We had a lovely time, it is definitely a place to see if your in Guadalajara.

Thank jair0dr
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Our tour operator cancelled our trip and wanted to take us to another one instead, we said no, and took a taxi to the bus station, taxi heard us we were dissapointed with this cancellation...this was the only day we could do a day trip.....More

1  Thank rodriguezana63
Reviewed 22 May 2017

At our arrival to the outskirts to the Chapala, it magnificent view of the lake dimensions may be apreciated. The is a local crafts market located on the side of t)3 town bordering the water. You may fing a good drink, a eye catching finger...More

1  Thank TonyandHilda
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My brother lives lakeside in Ajijic along with 30,000 more gringos. I live in Oaxaca where there are probably less than 1,000 gringos so I was curious to see his home. There are several cities around the lake but Ajijic is one of the best...More

Thank Oaxacaone
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Chapala is the largest lake in Mexico around 200 kilometers long. The lake itself is kind of dirty and there are not much of a wildlife going on. Some tilapia sand catfish lives in the lake. If you are near it's worth to eat at...More

Thank Magnus G
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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.