Lake Chapala is a favorite destination for many people who live in Guadalajara who come to the Chapala Riviera (aka Chapala, Ajijic, and Jocotepec) for the weekend.
Best Chapala Hotels
Hotel Villa San Francisco Mexico
Hotel Brisas de Chapala
Hotel Villa Samary
Quinta Quetzalcoatl Boutique Hotel
Lake Chapala Inn
Hotel Villa Montecarlo
Best Ajijic Hotels
Hacienda del Lago Boutique Hotel
Las Cupulas B&B
Casa Tres Leones
Hotel Ajijic – Plaza Suites & Spa
Mis Amores Hotel-Restaurante
Hotel Real de Chapala
Hotel La Nueva Posada
Hotel La Estancia Ajijic
Best Jocotepec Hotels
Monte Coxala Hotel & Spa
Posada del Pescador
El Chante Spa Hotel Jocotepec
Hotel Quinta San Carlos
It is hard to imagine that I have lived 4 years in the greater Lake Chapala region. Prior to my settling down here I lived in Mazatlan, Vallarta, Sayulta, and Baja California. Of all the places I have lived throughout Mexico — Lake Chapala feels the most like home.
From the pristine boardwalks in Jocotepec, Ajijic, and Chapala — to the quiet backroads of the Ribera their really is no better place in Mexico to settle down. Adventures and activities for both young and old — there is a bit of everything here at Lake Chapala.
As I get older, I’m still relatively young with some of the best years of my life still in front of me and I can’t help but think I live in the best place in the world. It is relatively affordable, the climate is amazing, and the people are warm and friendly.
My favorite activity is definetly going for a walk, and the malecons give you plenty of space to walk day or night, and all of them are really gorgeous and offer a different experience in each village. I personally like the Malecon at Jocotepec especially if you want to get together as a group and have lunch, or take your pets out for a walk.
There is a lot of grass and open space to enjoy one of the best views in the entire world.
Regardless of all the other experiences these 4 years have been some of the best of my entire life.