Mezcala Island, Guadalajara
(4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • I thought the trip to the island was worth while and I found it to be very interesting with the history behind it. I would recommend a trip there and see where the prisoners were kept. It reminded me ...  more »
  • This island which you can see from above when you come by plane to the town of Gdl (when passing through the laguna de Chapala), is really very interesting, in principle was a prison barracks (in fact is known as the "island of el Presidio"), with good ruins of houses, warehouse, Chapel, Plaza de toros (square, as they were originally) and a large barracks (presidio) of a few thousand square meters It has been restored and worth knowing it, he settled there (Island) to protect the economic interests of the Spanish Crown to the crossing of the Lake of goods ranging from the city of Mexico to the West Coast and vice versa, was also controlled on several occasions by the indigenous Mezcala de La Asunción (neighboring Riverside town), as well as the insurgents of independence There were several nautical battles (incredible story, being a lagoon - the largest in the country-) near the island. It is very easy and cheap to get there, you take the highway to Chapala and hence before arriving at this city, takes the road left towards Santa Cruz of loneliness, then San Nicolas and finally arrive to Mezcala (at about 20 km from the cruise) there to hire a boat (can go up to 8 people), takes you to the island , and ask you to time like to return for you, I recommend hiring a guide (on the island there are several) and you can pay him only $100, and after a 2-4 hour drive back after agreement with the boatman, really few people imagine that there is so much history and great vestiges of the colony.
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  • Easy to visit by boat that you can take from the nice Mezcala small town "Embarcadero", about 15 miles feast rom Chapala town.