Ajijic - Chapala
19 May 2017
We were blessed to have Ronnie again as our guide to explore Mexico’s largest fresh water lake, Lago Chapala. It is located 30 miles SE of Guadalajara and has been their primary source of water since the 1950’s. We started the day at the ranch of Vicente Fernandez (Mexico’s most loved singer), and next stopped at the town of Ajijic on the shores of Lago Chapala. Ajijic has numerous art galleries and curio shops, as well as restaurants and B&B’s. There is a large ex-pat community here (5,000) and the town plaza has lovely restaurants and a chapel with many unusual art exhibits to entertain. Chapala town is located just 3 miles away from Ajijic and is a weekend getaway destination primarily for the residents of Guadalajara. We enjoyed a short panga ride over to Scorpion Island, the largest island in the lake.