Lake Chapala

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Lake Chapala
Ringed with charming towns and villages, Lake Chapala has drawn a steady stream of foreign visitors since the sixteenth century, when the conquistador Nuño de Guzman arrived on the lake’s muddy shores. In the early twentieth century, the luxury obsessed dictator Porfirio Diaz popularized the area as a vacation spot for Mexico’s middle and upper classes, and lakeside towns like Ajijic abound with storied hotels, hot springs, beer gardens, and bars.

Located roughly 50 km south of Guadalajara, Chapala is Mexico’s largest lake: 35 km wide and 120 km long. Chapala is not a swimmer’s paradise: water levels have sunk steadily over the years and the lake is murky and choked with pretty but invasive water hyacinth. Most visitors prefer to explore the lake by boats, which can be chartered at the pier in the town of Chapala. The ruined fortress of Mezcala Island, also known as Presidio, is a must-see.

The three main lake towns, Chapala, Ajijic, and Jocotepec, are all worth a visit. Chapala is a famous writers’ retreat; celebrated visitors include Tennessee Williams and D.H. Lawrence, who immortalized Chapala’s Church of San Francisco in the final pages of his novel, The Plumed Serpent. Ajijic is a haven for retirees and artists; the stone streets are lined with galleries and cafes, and it’s an easy place to get by if your Spanish is limited. Jocotepec is the least touristy of the three towns and features a pretty waterfront park and an old-fashioned plaza, where visitors can dine on authentic regional specialties such as birria, spicy goat or beef stew.
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Full-Day Lake Chapala Tour fra Guadalajara

Besøk Lake Chapala for nydelige landskap, mat og severdigheter på en hel dags tur fra Guadalajara. Se ranchhuset til den populære meksikanske sångeren Vicente Fernandez, spasertur på kysten av Lake Chapala, den største innsjøen i Mexico, og besøk deretter den pittoreske byen Ajijic før du stopper for å kjøpe lunsj på en typisk restaurant på sjøen. Inkluderer guide, transport med luftkondisjonerte minibusser, og pickup og drop-off på utvalgte hoteller.
  • Varighet: 6 timer
  • Tilbys på følgende språk: engelsk
  • Varighet: 6 timer
  • Tilbys på følgende språk: engelsk
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