Mezcala Island, Guadalajara

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  • Mezcala, located in the the largest freshwater lake of Mexico, has played a significant role throughout the history of Mexico. Some of the old fortifications, quarters and church still remain. The isl...  more »
  • Have been here 5 times over the years and every year the people from Mezcala make it better they are constantly renewing and cleaning, it would be nice to have more plaques explaining all the differen...  more »
  • To get from Chapala are around 20-30 minutes, the road is not in the best condition but it is very lonely. You get to Mezcala and go to the town square where the boatmen are offering the trip to the island, the people on the island are not over 7 km. I want to assume that "the guides" that go with the boat are not duly affiliated to the Ministry of tourism, because his lack of training is evident at all times and it is noteworthy that they are minors; so I recommend find a guide while in Chapala or even from GDL. This is a tremendous area of opportunity where SECTUR should begin to work for if you want to stimulate the endogenous local development and make tourism a dynamic engine of the economy of these small towns it is essential that you have fully trained staff. From the island of the prison you can enjoy its spectacular views around the Chapala Lake, as well as the ruins that remain of what once was a prison, a cemetery and a church, among other things. By insignificant as it may seem, this island was part of the insurgent movement.
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