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Lake Chapala and the towns of Chapala and Ajijic make an easy day trip or weekend trip from Guadalajara. Busses leave the Central Vieja about every fifteen minutes, and the trip to Chapala takes less than an hour (thirty pesos, which is about $2.75 US/CAD). Once you arrive at Guadalajara's main water source and the place with the highest concentration of Canadians outside Canada, you'll love the fresh air but be hard-pressed to find things to actually do. Chapala is a bit bigger than Ajijic, and it's a good place for taking boat trips. Boats are large enough to fit a group, so join up with some others who are going out if you want. There's not much to do on shore, so hop on a city bus and head to Ajijic, another pictueresque town on the lake with more cute American-owned boutiques and jewelry shops. The colors in Ajijic are breathtaking, and it's worth wandering around town just to check out all the cool houses and the murals painted on buildings. I have to recommend eating at Ajijic's coolest restaurant, called The Secret Garden. It's right off the main square and serves fresh, healthy food all day.

Address: South of Guadalajara

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  • Written Jun 13, 2008
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