As part of the XXX Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería in Chapala, we were immersed in a dazzling celebration, with the majestic lake as a backdrop. With the extraordinary participation of Mariachi Sol de Plata from Ecuador, Mariachi Tecolotes de Piura from Peru and Mariachi Real de Axixic from Mexico, who were accompanied […]
Lake Chapala Towns
Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico is a small but vibrant town located on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico. It is a popular tourist destination due to its rich culture, scenic beauty, and welcoming people. This article will delve into the fascinating history and culture of Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico and highlight its must-see attractions, cuisine,
Ajijic is the Largest North American retirement community in Mexico. Read information about climate, retirement, location, history and art.
By Ilse Hoffmann(Published in El Ojo del Lago, November 2000) “I want to put a stop to the rumor that has been circulating around town. The one that says the old train station my family donated to the town of Chapala will be converted into a disco, bar, restaurant, casino, etc. It was donated for use
By Catherine A. MacKenzie Early Wednesday morning transforms an ordinary street in Ajijic into a party among strangers. Inside, the tight air tries to shed itself of the fused flavours of flowers and fried fat. My sweaty palms grasp my purse with the concealed pesos to my chest, in an attempt to protect it from
By Neill James (Ed. Note: The following article was first published in 1946 in the magazine Modern Mexico. Ms. James, known as the “Godmother of Ajijic,” set many of her charming stories and books here at Lakeside.) Ajijic is an old, old village. Our solidly built Franciscan Church bears the date when it was finished:
A number of interesting archeological zones have been discovered around the Lake Chapala area. While they require a bit of sleuthing to find, they reveal interesting facts about the ancient peoples who populated the area. Piedras Zorras Rocks containing illustrations and engravings have been found in the area, leading archeologists to believe that in about