Lago de Chapala
Lake Chapala, the largest in Mexico
Lake Chapala, the largest lake in Mexico, is located less than an hour from Guadalajara and is a must-see within the state of Jalisco. The towns that are around this beautiful lagoon form the Ribera de Chapala. Here we leave you the 10 best things to do in Chapala!
1. Watch the sunset
For nothing in the world do not miss the sunset, you can see it from the boardwalk of any town in the Ribera, although we recommend you see it from the town of Chapala or Ajijic.
2. Tour the Ajijic boardwalk
Walking down any of the cobblestone streets that lead to the lake, there is the Ajijic boardwalk, it is quite long and incredibly beautiful.
3. Take a photo in the letters of Chapala
Do not forget to take a photo in the colorful letters of Chapala, they are right at the beginning of the boardwalk in front of the Parish of San Francisco de Asís.
4. Walk along the Chapala pier
A great attraction in Chapala is the pier, where you can walk to the lighthouse or take a fun boat ride.
5. See the ritual of the Voladores de Papantla
Right between the boardwalk of Chapala and the handicraft market you will find the Voladores de Papantla, a show that you cannot miss.
6. Know the wooden pier of Jocotepec
On the rustic wooden pier of Jocotepec, there is nothing left to do but enjoy the tranquility of the town and contemplate the beauty of Lake Chapala.
7. Visit the picturesque town of Ajijic
In the magical town of Ajijic, the houses have beautiful facades, spectacular murals, and even trees and posts that have become a work of art.
8. Connect with nature
This wonderful destination in Mexico is ideal to escape from routine, get in touch with nature and completely relax.
9. Enjoy the good weather and the rich gastronomy
In any of the boardwalks you will see vendors of all kinds of snacks, do not forget to try the traditional carafe ice cream, snow pencils, tuba, charales enchiladas and a good Jocotepec birria.
10. Tour the boardwalk of Chapala
Something very characteristic of the town of Chapala is its long and beautiful boardwalk, which is full of palm trees and pots with flowers of all colors.