Romantic Lake Chapala, Guadalajara

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See Mexico’s largest lake on a tour with Romantic Lake Chapala. Sail on the vast natural lake, take a boat tour to Scorpion Island, and enjoy the scenic landscapes that surround it. Pay a visit to small lakeside towns, such as Chapala or Ajijic, and stroll the charming cobblestone streets lined with colonial era buildings and rustic shops. During the tour of the lake, you can take a relaxing walk on the shore, spot seagulls and other local birdlife, purchase souvenirs, or sample delicacies such as charales, a dish of dried fish with chili and lime. You can plan Guadalajara trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • but, for me, it didn't quite live up to all the hype that it gets. The road to Guadalajara is not in good repair and there is a lot of air pollution. Some of the area is still authentic but much has b...  more »
  • Lake Chapala is a beautiful landscape however its banks emit some odor, if you go in winter you can spot some migratory birds that spend the colder months there, worth combine the visit with the ce station railway which is converted into a cultural centre and the village of Ajijic, which has very picturesque streets and is also on the shores of the Lake.
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  • Water is dirty, but a sunset is almost always cute together with the waves, with a good sunscreen and Cap a walk along the Boardwalk can be comforting. There's not much going on in the activities only to admire the landscape (that would be sufficient to be quiet). There is a site for skates and some benches for rest. I do not recommend getting into the water. Better to eat at the Center.
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If you want proximity to historical attractions and convenient access to public transport, you'll be able to find something to suit any budget downtown, with the central thoroughfare of Avenida Juarez offering perhaps the widest range of options. Slightly southwest of the center, the neighborhood of Ciudad del Sol also offers a good selection of budget-friendly options, while in the southeast, Tlaquepaque--formerly a city in its own right--features some fancier hotels in a more relaxed setting.
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