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Romantic Lake Chapala

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Address: Guadalajara, Mexico
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II spent the whole day there, took a lots of pictures..very good food at the market curios a very good price the plaza was so nice and the church impressive.I will be back soon

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Bensenville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This one of the largest, if not the largest, lakes in Mexico. The area surrounding it is beautiful. There are numerous restaurants located near the lake and many activities for family enjoyment.

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Philadelphia, Pa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Lake Chapala and the surrounding area via a private car from Guadalajara. As you approach the Lake the area is surrounded by gated communities and condo developments, as you get closer there are roadside vendors. The. Lake is large and the banks have restaurants and places to walk and relax. We were near the... More 

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Plano, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must go & see! We took pictures, dined, & enjoyed family company! We went for a wedding & it was beautiful. We are at a restaurant with a park for the young kids & they loved it.

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Bensenville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

II spent the whole day there, took a lots of pictures..very good food at the market curios a very good price the plaza was so nice and the church impressive.I will be back soon

Bucerias, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

What a lovely surprise to come over the mountains and find Lake Chapala and Ajijic!!! A charming community with a fabulous malecon along the lake. Rides and tiendas, a beautiful walkway and many local restaurants with a local flavour. We will definitely return when we can stay longer. AND OH!!! The town was all dressed up for Christmas!!! Gorgeous!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Being the biggest lake in Mexico you must see? Weather the expat tourist area of ajijic or the old Spanish island prison of the coast of mezacal this lakes highly recommended. The tourism areas aren't the best with higher price stays. Chapala, jotepic,mezcal, octlan are the true gems of the lake.only because of culture and no over growth of houses... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This used to be chapala's lake, but now is just an empty space, filled with rotten fish and stinky water...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Well I come here to just check place but I do not see special ! Like normal tourists town lot of shopping and restaurant ! Lake front is nice to walk nicety maintenance my friend is wheelchair he doesn't have any Problems!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I went early, small town, with walkway with a lake. At the end of the tour they take you down, I guess is the restaurant area with the foreign presence? A getaway for the locals.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We booked a day tour with GDL Adventure. GDLadventure.mx through our Hotel Morales. Ask for the guide Paco; his english is excellent and he took good care of us. Clean, new mini van w/ac. Lots of stops along the way, including a tequila tasting stop. Plan on an 8 hour day. Dinner overlooking the water, then a sunset cruise on... More 

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