Lake Chapala Jalisco Mexico Travel Guide

  • Hotel Danza del Sol

    Hotel Danza del Sol is situated 5 minutes’ walk from Ajijic’s town centre and features a games room with a pool table, banquet facilities, and an outdoor swimming pool.

  • El Chante Spa Hotel

    El Chante hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and a beauty salon. In-room amenities include iPod docking stations, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player.

  • Los Artistas B and B

    Los Artistas Bed and Breakfast as "one of Ajijics elegant walled-in homes....surrounded by an acre of sumptuously landscaped gardens". Our six guest rooms, each with its own unique decor and private bath, provide views of the tranquil gardens, swimming pool, the fountains...

  • Ajijic Plaza Suites

    Situated on Ajijic main square, Plaza Suites is just 5 minutess walk from the pier. It features an outdoor swimming pool and garden. A 24-hour reception service is available. All our suites have well-equipped kitchenettes, en-suite baths, ceiling fans and hotel standard linens....

  • La Paloma Bed and Breakfast

    Take a swim in our 40 foot solar-heated pool, sip a margarita on our spacious and welcoming garden veranda, bask in the sun on our large poolside patio, ap in the hammock in our wonderful fountain courtyard.. Walk to fine galleries and shops only blocks away, Dine in a number...

  • Hotel Real de Chapala

    located on the shores of Ajijic and features 2 swimming pools, a soccer court and tennis facilities. The Hotel also has an on-site restaurant. Each room at this hotel comes with a cable TV, safety-deposit box and desk. The suites feature a comfortable seating area. Free...

  • Hotel Balneario San Juan Cosala

    Our Hotel has 36 rooms with bathroom and a hot tub with thermal mineral water; color tv, a small fridge, a private balcony with a beautiful look of the place or a terrace next to our garden swimming pools. We also have an exclusive area just for hotel guests with exotic green...

  • Casa de la Abuela

    Casa de la Abuela is located in a quiet area of Ajijic, a 15-minute walk from the shores. It offers extensive gardens, an outdoor pool and rooms with lake views.

  • Swann Inn Ajijic

    The color outside says volumes about the personality and artistry of the establishment inside, and about the new owner, Lorraine Pasini, who moved here seven years ago. It's painted a luscious periwinkle blue, unusual and inviting. The new sign with an E in flowing script is...

  • Los Dos Bed and Breakfast Jocotepec

    Situated on a hillside,and just a few minutes from Jocotepec, an authentic Mexican village, Los Dos offers visitors a tranquil garden acre with wonderful views of the mountains and lake. Choose from one of four individual suites, each with private bath and entrance, fully...

  • Villa del Angel a boutique bed and breakfast

    Villa del Angel offers the ambiance of a true european villa with cantera columns & arches throughout, high ceilings with detailed paintings and a warm welcoming feeling of old world charm and elegance. Our home is a beauty from every angle so come on down and share it with...

  • Ajijic Guest House

    The Ajijic Guest House is a quaint village home, splendidly located in central Ajijic. We are attentive to friendly service, offering many amenities usually found only at expensive Bed & Breakfasts. Much effort has been made to make The Ajijic Guest House a comfortable and accommodating...

  • Mama Chuy Hotel and Villas

    At Mamá Chuy you can create your own entertainment. If you wish to go sight-seeing, you can do it on horse back, taking in the beautiful landscapes or you can go water-skiing in the biggest, most beautiful lake in Mexico. Mamá Chuy was created for your comfort, rest and amusement,...

  • Hotel Casa del Las Flores Ajijic

    Each of our eight comfortable suites features a unique theme and carefully chosen decor. Each includes a private balcony or terrace, flat-screen television with cable, and top-quality box spring bed and linens. Additionally, all suites include a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker,...

  • Estrellitas Inn Ajijic

    The color outside says volumes about the personality and artistry of the establishment inside, and about the new owner, Lorraine Pasini, who moved here seven years ago. It's painted a luscious periwinkle blue, unusual and inviting. The new sign with an E in flowing script is...

  • Quinta Quetzalcoatl Boutique Hotel

    Featuring an extensive garden, Mexican-style decor, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi throughout, Quinta Quetzalcoatl Boutique Hotel is located 300 metres from water and 6 km from Ajijic Magical Village. At QQ, you will experience the romantic ambience of Mexico, carefully blended...

  • Monte Coxala Hotel and Spa

    Our sanctuary is rooted in thermal hot springs that have been channelled into exquisite experiential installations inspired by Mesoamerican civilizations. These healing watersinspire free movement towards equilibrium. Created with special attention to divine alignment, Monte...

A close destination

Warm and sunny destinations, can be found very close in Costalegre, sandy and exotic enough to feel fresh and cozy. Barra de Navidad is a prefered place for many tourist looking for that old time Mexico charm. This is a place you want to visit over and over, exploring all de surrooundings, having Manzanillo from one side and Puerto Vallarta in the other... 


Another hidden mexican gem in the Sea of Cortez Baja, that is Loreto Mexico a very calm and relaxing town, next to Sierra de La Giganta in the Baja Peninsula, a secluded place where relaxing meets nature.


Martinique Island is one of the Caribbean beauties this place has to offer, don not miss the chance to make a visit to this Islands once you are traveling the Caribbean.


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Visit Puerto Vallarta Mexico the perfect destination for a greeeat holydays vacation, or any day you´ll want to lay in the beach having a great time, you can find everything here, Accommodations, Things to do, Places to visit and lots more.


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Where is Lake Chapala located?

It is located in the Mexican state of Jalisco and is one of the largest freshwater body in the entire country, located a few minutes from the second most important city in Mexico, well known for it´s Tequila, Mariachi, food and all traditions living in this colorful country.

It has some nice towns around the shore, some places very well known by it´s beauty such as Ajijic, Lakeside or main dowtown, Jocotepec and San Juan Cosala with lot of well preserved old buildings from the Mexico of decades ago.

How far from guadalajara

Lakeside or the main town is about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south on Highway 23 from Guadalajara city, major buslines runs from this two points hourly from the principal bus stations and in some specific points in the GDL Metropolitan Area

Airports near

Miguel Hidalgo and Costilla International Airport is the closest and the best option connecting to this area, due to Guadalajara is one of the largest and more important cities in the country, making it a very well connected with major international airlines flying to this Capital City or in such case have very close connections with near eirports.

It is located almost in the middle between Guadalajara and the Lake making a easy way to come and go for many expats linving in this place.

What to do

There are a plenty things to do in this relaxed place. It is a preffered place for the near Tapatios from Guadalajara due to the easy accesibility and favorite from thousands of retired people mainly coming from the the United Estates and Canada due to it´s location, colorful surroundings and towns and a wonderful weather year long.

Golfing is one of the favorite activities, you can practice this relaxing sport in the Chapala Golf and Country Club and the Chula Vista both with their own charm and beautiful views.

Being a Lake swimming would be a top choice, it is, but it is more popular because of the closest volcanic activity creating some thermal springs in the area, specially in San Juan Cosala where you can find some Balnearios very popular for it´s therapeutic properties.

With so many pinturesque settings and landscapes Horseback riding, biking, hiking and walking are some of the top choice for a great weekend knowing all surreoundings enjoying the Malecon both in Jocotepec and Lakeside.

Due the constant and increasing number of foreign residents in the area, the Real Estate industry is constantly growing having new settings, places homes and developments to suit all the needs for this persons. It is easy to spot very nice vacation home rentals, villas, condos and appartments.

Arriving people from all parts of the world are transforming from a traditional charm village into a cosmopolitan and modern place where very interesting options are blooming cool and top choice Restaurants and Bars, as well as Art Galleries.