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Chapala, Mexico

Chapala, Mexico

Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico along with its namesake lake, is well established as a weekend getaway destination primarily for inhabitants of the city of Guadalajara. The best thing in Chapala has got to be the Malecon. It is a wonderful place to relax. There are stone walkways throughout the lake. There are an abundance of trees – eucalyptus, ficus, hand of God, pine, and palm among others. This area boasts one of the largest English speaking expat communities in the world and has been attracting foreigners to its shores for over 60 years. If you´re planning on buying or building a home in Lake Chapala? Lake-Chapala.com is your gateway to Lake Chapala area homes for sale.


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Lake Chapala Mexico

Lake Chapala Mexico

Pelicans from Canada spends the winters in Lake Chapala Mexico. Starting in June and ending in October is the rainy season in this part of Ajijic-Chapala. Summer is the favorite time of the year for all of us who live here full time. The mountains turn an emerald green, the gardens are lush and the flowers bloom everywhere.

Fishing Lake Chapala

Fishing Lake Chapala

The fishes you can find on Lake Chapala are Bagre, Tilapia, Carpa and Charales. The pescado blanco killed years ago by the tilapia, which was not originally from Lake Chapala. The best place to go and fish is Mezcala, a town 25 minutes from Chapala, the water is cleaner and its deeper.

Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

The ideal part of Summer in Ajijic and Chapala is that it rains mostly late at night so your day time activities are not interrupted. The humidity stays relatively low and the temperatures are mild. Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

Lake Front House

Lake Front House

This old house has incredible finishings on the interior, this part of the lake was only for the richest Mexican people. All the properties from this house to Montecarlo are located just in front of the lake and each house has more than 1 acre of land.

Malecon Chapala

Malecon Chapala

Most trips to the lake pass through Chapala, where lancha (boat) operators set sail from the municipality’s pier, taking passengers to nearby Scorpion Island. Vendors hawk charales (finger-sized fish) on the sidewalks and mariachi bands play in the town plaza on some weekdays.

Chapala Corner

Chapala Corner

Located in the hills 25 miles (40 kms) south of Guadalajara, Chapala boasts a wealth of amenities, including fine dining, shopping, community activities, English-language newspapers, theater and concerts, and a well-developed system of real estate brokerage and sales, not even to mention homes with spectacular lake views. Living in Chapala and Ajijic and environs are more happy foreign residents than perhaps anywhere else. Buying houses and real estate in and around Lake Chapala has become common enough to allow many English speaking residents to live here comfortably and happily.

The plaza in Chapala

The plaza in Chapala

Chapala has a charming town center, cobblestone streets and some of the best dining in Western Mexico. As the region has grown, Jocotepec, at the lake’s west end with easy access to Highway 54, is rapidly developing and a new outlet mall and the suburbs of southern Guadalajara are within easy reach. To the east of Chapala, the Chapala Country Club welcomes guests to its nine-hole course.

Mexican Food

Mexican Food

Mexican food varies by region, because of local climate and geography and ethnic differences among the indigenous inhabitants and because these different populations were influenced by the Spaniards in varying degrees. Central Mexico's cuisine is largely made up of influences from the rest of the country, but also has its authentics, such as barbacoa, pozole, menudo and carnitas. In modern times, other cuisines of the world have become very popular in Mexico, thus adopting a Mexican fusion. For example, sushi in Mexico is often made with a variety of sauces based on mango or tamarind, and very often served with serrano-chili blended soy sauce, or complimented with habanero and chipotle peppers. mostly using hot spices in many dishes such as menudo and pozole.


 
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About Mexico Regions

Mexico is located in the northern region of the American continent between the Gulf of Mexico on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It is bordered by the United States on the north and by Guatemala and Belize on the south. Mexico’s land area extends 1,964,375 sq km, which is divided into six tourist regions

Northern Mexico. Known for its extreme weather conditions and characterized by its deserts, nature reserves and rugged mountain ranges. Some cities in the region are key industrial and business centers.

Central Mexico. The Mexican heartland. Here you’ll find plenty of natural surroundings, picturesque towns full of life and color, and beautiful colonial cities, some of which have been declared World Heritage sites.

Southern Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. Lined with the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, this region offers an abundance of marshes, mangrove swamps and forests, all of which are ideal for ecotourism outings and exciting outdoor adventures.

The Yucatan Peninsula. The gateway to the Mayan world. Here you can enjoy the white-sand beach resorts and the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, where you can scuba dive along the world’s second largest coral reef. You can also swim in fresh water pools in submerged caverns, known as cenotes.

The Pacific Coast. In this region, you’ll find cities and towns with rich cultural and culinary traditions, as well as some of the best beaches for water sports like surfing and fishing.

The Baja California Peninsula. Territory that has been inhabited from time immemorial, in this region you can play golf on world-class courses, discover the underwater treasures of the Sea of Cortez, and witness the amazing migration of the Gray Whale.

Mexico’s 32 states are truly diverse, as each one has countless tourist destinations offering a wide array of activities. When planning your trip to Mexico, don’t forget to consult: Trip Advisor in Lake Chapala and Ajijic

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