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“Worth a visit - largest lake in Mexico”

Romantic Lake Chapala
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Chapala Lake Cultural Day Trip from Guadalajara
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Lake Chapala and Ajijic Half-Day Tour from Guadalajara
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Chapala Lake and Ajijic Day Trip from Guadalajara
Ranked #10 of 173 things to do in Guadalajara
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“Worth a visit - largest lake in Mexico”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

If the weather is wonderful in Guadalajara, it is even better right next to the lake. There are lots of restaurants, local and otherwise, around the lake, and you can go for a boat tour. I have heard there are manatee in the lake, but I haven't personally seen any..yet.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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“Lovely after the rains”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

I noticed some negative reviews here so I should say that during the dry season when the lake level is low is not the best time to visit the waterfront. However, even then there are cobblestone streets to explore, wonderful shops to visit, great local restaurants, excellent tennis clubs, and horseback riding. In nearby Ajijic (AH HEE HEEK), the Nueva Posado is one of the most delightful inn/restaurant combinations with a fantastic garden and parrots.

Visited August 2011
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Gringo gone bad”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

All the worst of N.A. imposed on an overloaded infrastructure. The lake itself is a city water supply so often quite low. Perhaps attractive in the past hover know many other  ex - Pat hangouts that are more fun, cleaner, safer, more stimulating.

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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“Interesting area with plenty to do”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

The Lago de Chapala region is interesting and full of things to see and do. Well worth a day trip or longer.

Visited July 2011
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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“NICE!!!”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Great scenery from northern shore, especially along the malecon in Chapala or in Ajijic.

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