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Centrally located in a popular Mexican village. Close to Mexican art / culture / restaurants. You’ll love it because of the comfortable ambiance in this 72 sq metre (780 sq ft) renovated casita next to hacienda style home in a Mexican neighborhood, located 4 minutes walk from Ajijic Plaza, 4 minutes walk from hiking trails, 8 minutes from Lake Chapala Society, 10 minutes from lakefront promenade.
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You'll love our very walkable location & newly built home. All new furniture. Optional golf cart! Stays cool + ceiling fans in each room. No stairs! Very centrally located just blocks from the charming San Antonia Plaza and waterfront boardwalk on Lake Chapala. 2 minute stroll to Walmart, movie theatre, coffee shops, banks, bakeries and much more. Safe and quiet neighborhood with security gate and lighting plus a remote garage opener. 1 King + 1 Queen bed. Washer/Dryer & kitchen. Free Netflix!
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Wonderful NEW 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1 car garage next to Lake Chapala Society. Less than a block from the lake. One block over from Colon. 2 blocks straight down from the plaza and main church. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The master even has a BATHTUB! Phenomenal views from the rooftop.
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Your guide to Ajijic
All About Ajijic
Set on the north shore of Lake Chapala and nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains, Ajijic is known for its low-key atmosphere and rustic scenery. Given distinction as a Pueblos Magicos or “Magic Town” by Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism, Ajijic’s uniqueness is felt walking its cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings, murals, and gardens. To the north, Sierra de San Juan Cosala Park offers hiking trails and waterfall views. Vistas of Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest body of fresh water, can be taken in while walking the Malecon de Chapala promenade, and be sure not to miss the Danza de la Voladores, a traditional aerial performance, along the way. Boutiques, malls, and markets abound, and many locals congregate at the Lake Chapala Farmers Market every Wednesday for fresh produce. Known for its mix of locals and expats, the area exhibits an array of dining, including taquerias, tequila bars, pizza shops, French restaurants, and Thai cuisine.
How do I get around Ajijic?
Mexico’s second largest city, Guadalajara, is only 25 miles to the north and so flying into Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) and taking a 45-minute taxi ride to Ajijic is a common route. There’s also a bus service offering coaches every hour out of the Guadalajara bus station. Once in town, Ajijic’s delightful, small-town charm is best experienced on foot. While its narrow, cobbled streets aren’t ideal for car traffic, there are car rental spots and taxi services for those looking to explore the region’s nearby towns and parks. There are also a few local hubs that offer golf cart rentals, which some locals and visitors prefer for getting around town.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ajijic?
While Ajijic is located at a tropical latitude, its mountain elevation gives it a moderate climate with mild temperatures, making it a comfortable destination year-round. The region is warmest between April and June and the rainy season usually lasts from June to October. Ajijic offers an abundance of fiestas and events annually. Carnaval and the Fiesta de San Sebastian are popular events held in January, both of which include traditional parades. The area’s most popular event by far is the National Chili Cookoff, which usually occurs in late February. The annual hot air balloon festival is another local favorite that takes place in November. Teams of participants sponsored by local businesses prepare paper balloons weeks before the event where they are released amid food and beverage vendors.
What are the top things to do in Ajijic?
Ajijic Farmer’s Market
Ajijic’s weekly farmer’s market, still known by its ancient Nahuatl name, tianguis, is filled with vendors selling fresh produce, fish, groceries, and flowers along with stands of prepared food. Taking place every Wednesday morning, the market also features a mix of craft vendors selling local artwork, curios, and jewelry.
Tepalo Waterfalls Hike
Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail to see the waterfalls at El Tepalo and encounter Ajijic’s namesake — “the place of water.” Along the way, bask in the stunning views of Ajijic and the spectacular Lake Chapala below. The best time to view the waterfalls is during the rainy season, after a few days of heavy rain, as El Tepalo is dry until the rain makes the water flow.
All the beauty and vibrancy of Ajijic can be found on a stroll along its seaside boardwalk. Dotted with shops, restaurants, and ice cream vendors along with musicians, exercise equipment, and spots to catch golden sunset views, this charming promenade has it all. Visit at different times of day to catch the changing light on the lake.