Horseriding Along on the shores of Lake Chapala
Horseriding along the shores of Lake Chapala near Ajijic is a great way to enjoy and afternoon and see the area. The scene pictured is at the Chapala shoreline. Chapala is a larger town just east of Ajijic. From the pier area tourists can take a boat ride out to one of several small islands in the lake. Unfortunately the lake is terribly polluted and is shrinking at an alarming rate due to the lack of effective conservation efforts.
AJIJIC. A VERY NICE VILLAGE 45 MINUTES FROM GDL
The Village of Ajijic is, four miles west of Chapala town, has become popular with Canadians, Americans and some Europeans, as a lakeside resort in recent years. More typical of the lake area than Chapala, this small town boastes a large American and Canadian Artist colony, as well as many non artist and retired foreigner people. Extremely pleasant people, the natives of Ajijic dedicate themselves to farming and artesany.
Ajijic is also noted for having been home of D. Lawrence, of literary fame.
They do have excellent restaurant’s, very nice Hotels and bed & breakfast ($45-110 us)
The photo is in restaurant-hotel, La Nueva Posada. Ajijic
Ajijic invites you to wander through its cobbled streets, surrounded by lush vegetataion and incredible natural landscapes, its beach with its pier, its plentiful art galleries and craft shops where you´ll find, amongst other local specialities, hand made fabrics, clothes and silver goods.
Come to experience the colors, shapes, and forms of the town, the warmth of the locals and the excellent gastronomy, from delicious Mexican snacks to exquisite and exotic international cuisine.
The Huicholes call themselves "the healers." Isolated high in the Sierra Madre mountains of northwestern Mexico, for centuries they have performed ceremonial rituals they believe heal the Earth and keep nature balanced. The perpetuation of life and the protection of nature's creations is their time-honored responsibility. The origins of the Huicholes remain clouded. Their own historical recollections, and evidence in common language roots and beliefs, indicates they are related to the Aztecs of ancient Mexico. The Huicholes descended from early hunter-gatherers, and may have been driven high into the Sierra by the Spanish in the early 1500's.
Ajijic: The Best Weather in the World
I've lived in Ajjijic for nine years after taking an early retirement at age 51. It's beautiful, has great weather, a low cost of living, and best of all a wonderful community of expats. The Mexican people are kind, generous and teach us wonderful lessons on living in the present and valuing the truly important things.