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
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.