My first impression of Lake Chapala wasn’t a good one. I made my opinion only by the stories I heard about the influx of expats and tourists to Lake Chapala and Ajijic in the past decade or so. However, after visiting the Malecon in Chapala for only a few hours on one Monday morning, as we traveled home to Michoacan from Guadalajara, I finally saw the appeal of Chapala, the lake, and the surrounding towns. Lake Chapala is beautiful Mexico.
Sure, we saw white people on the Malecon, several in fact. We even had a long talk with a cheerful and energetic man from the North about living in Mexico and how our whole family came to be here. But we were not inundated with expats and the place did not have a tourist feel about it. Maybe that is because it was a Monday morning. I don’t know. But the fact remains, I liked it. I liked Lake Chapala and I wouldn’t mind spending some more time there and learning more about this part of Mexico.
I think when you see the photos below you will see why :-)
I hope you enjoyed the photos of Lake Chapala and el Malecon de Chapala! Next time I visit I would like to see more of this part of beautiful Mexico and I promise to share the photos with you here on Los Gringos Locos :-)
Signing off, Tina
Originally published January 26, 2020
A ridiculous amount of coffee was consumed in the process of creating this project. Add some fuel if you'd like to keep me going ;-) Gracias!