Located in the old train station; building that was opened in 1920 and closed 5 years after due to flooding caused by increase of the lake water elevation provoked by intense rainstorms. After the company went bankrupt, the building was owned by Mr Ricardo Aguilar and then by the family Gonzalez Gallo. It remained abandoned more than 10 years before it was restored thanks to its history and style by the municipal, state and federal governments by request of the town people.
One of the typical Chapala snacks are the tasteful charales; tiny fishes that can be enjoyed fried plain or with chile, salt and lemon.
The "Chapalitas" are candies done early in the morning with warm milk just gotten from the cow, these small balls are rolled in sugar acquiring a chewing gum like consistency and a very special flavor. The "gallitos" or "agritos" are sour hibiscus caramels.
Live the experience of “Chapala Express” that will allow you to sightsee the town surroundings together with its culture.
Offers extensive green area with grills, sport courts, playgrounds, where you can have a nice picnic in family. With additional fees you can enjoy the pools, waterslides and horse and pony rides.
This popular side chaser for tequila originated in Chapala ... Besides that, jointly with his wife they were known for serving tasty snacks. Don Mundo, as he was named by his close friends, served a tequila of his own preparation using small stone ovens.
Take a group or couple picture on the giant letters CHAPALA located in the beautiful waterfront esplanade.
Considered as one of the most important Ceremonial Centers of the “Wirárika” culture in Mexico, but furthermore of the North America association of the indigenous people, where many gatherings take place at continental level. In the “huichol” beliefs, it is considered the life origin
In Chapala´s waterfront walkway it is traditional to enjoy a snow cone from carafes. Not doing it, it´s like not having been there
Jesús Victoriano López Vega, autodidact painter, born in Ajijic in 1962, was one of the inspired kids who started an artistic career at early age together with his contemporary friends in the Children´s Paint Shop established by the writer and benefactor Neill James Campbell within the Ajijic Public Library.
You can´t miss a visit to the cultural centre where you can appreciate the paintings. They impart classes of teather, chorus, painting and regional dance for free to the town residents.
For a modest price you can ride a couple of hours enjoying the great landscape offered by our lakeshore.
In 1749 the placement of the first stone of the actual temple occurred, so it is 269 years ago when it started to be erected. It is consigned in a carved inscription on a side of the main entrance.