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Lake Chapala, Chapala

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#1 of 26 in Nature in Jalisco
Water Body · Nature / Park
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See Mexico’s largest lake on a tour with Lake Chapala. Sail on the vast natural lake, take a boat tour to Scorpion Island, and enjoy the scenic landscapes that surround it. Pay a visit to small lakeside towns, such as Chapala or Ajijic, and stroll the charming cobblestone streets lined with colonial era buildings and rustic shops. During the tour of the lake, you can take a relaxing walk on the shore, spot seagulls and other local birdlife, purchase souvenirs, or sample delicacies such as charales, a dish of dried fish with chili and lime. A visit to Lake Chapala represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chapala attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I live in Jocotepec, a lakeside community, part-time. By far, it is the people and peaceful surroundings. Lots of places, food, activities. Rapidly growing ex-pat community. Best to visit in rainy....  more
    I live in Jocotepec, a lakeside community, part-time. By far, it is the people and peaceful surroundings. Lots of places, food, activities. Rapidly growing ex-pat community. Best to visit in rainy....  more »
  • This was just a short visit on the way to Guadalajara for a stroll and lunch. It's a large lake in surface area but very shallow and very polluted. No swimming or water sports here. The boardwalk is.....  more
    This was just a short visit on the way to Guadalajara for a stroll and lunch. It's a large lake in surface area but very shallow and very polluted. No swimming or water sports here. The boardwalk is.....  more »
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  • Long walking promenade along lake. Not much activity but probably hops on weekends. Lots of craft booths etc. Nice sculptures. Birds galore. Easy 1 hour drive from Guadalajara. Quaint town. Worth a day trip.
  • 2018 biggest lake in MX. Up 5000’ so it’s perfect temp year round. Locals are great and lots of Gringos. A chill place. Good eats. Brian Hearne

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