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Chapala Malecon, Chapala

4.4
#10 of 36 in Historic Sites in Jalisco
Stroll along Chapala Malecon for a cultural and lively atmosphere accompanied by picturesque lakeside views. Manicured gardens, palm trees, fountains, and various artistic monuments line the pathway. Small colorful boats fill the harbor while fishermen sit on the piers' edge. Watch for local vendors selling candy, dried fruit, and handcrafted items. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants, which typically involves some freshly caught fish and a free local beverage of tequila or wine. The promenade is especially pretty as the sun sets over the distant mountain skyline. Take a look at our Chapala trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Chapala Malecon and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 11, 2017
    It is a nice destination but gives sadness more like every day this water away from the malecon and you have to kiss till the viewpoint to see the water but if in doubt is a wonderful experience their snow
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  • August 6, 2017
    It is a good place to relax, there are good places to eat, but I think that the best are jobs, where you can buy necklaces, bracelets, drinks, a delicious tejuino with snow of lemon that you can't miss! All at a great price
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  • July 17, 2017
    Be sure to take the inexpensive boat rides, but watch it going down the steep stairs to the boat. The boatman are very knowledgeable of the area. There are several restaurants and markets here. Parkin...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    Great place next to biggest lake in Mexico. Plenty of food to be found and Micheladas sold everywhere! Plenty of little stands to buy yourself a souvenir or candy. Good place to go and relax the only complaint is the parking. Go early otherwise you will have to park on the neighborhood side streets.
  • June 15, 2017
    Great place to walk around and view Mexico's largest lake plus do some local shopping.
  • April 25, 2017
    Beautiful place to walk before the sun is up or after the sun is down. Take the boat ride and go to the scorpion island.
  • June 29, 2017
    We loved the place people are so nice and the lake tour was good.
  • May 6, 2017
    A great place to go with family , a good place for interacting with people also like the good snacks and. A lot of snaks to

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