Ajijic is a small community located in western Mexico, on the shore of Lake Chapala, its name is derived from the Nahuatl (axixic) that means, place where the water spills, a colorful and very picturesque town full of peace and tranquility, founded in the 16th century.
The village of Ajijic has become a favorite among expats from all over the world. Besides of all it offers such as colorful buildings and street art all over town, gallery’s, and restaurants that you will most defiantly enjoy and want to come back for more! The Ajijic boardwalk is undoubtedly an emblematic symbol that identifies the town, it has different stages that everyone can enjoy from, sports, peaceful walks, kid’s playground, picnic benches and exercise equipment in the outdoor, along the boardwalk looking at the golden sunset every afternoon. The boardwalk has a diversity that benefits both Fishermans and tourism.
The Initial boardwalk was built around the forties, when a group of men from the town perceived they needed to have a pier that could be used by fishermen, and also by merchants who exchanged goods with other municipalities around the lake, together they began the construction of what was the first dock in Ajijic. In the present it has become a meeting point for friends and families.
The boardwalk has been completely remodeled and the different recreational areas were built for the needs of all sectors of the community, its length has been extended until now to have about a thousand meters that run horizontally along with the lake.
The place has uncovered an economic movement for established merchants, such as restaurants, and also for street vendors, who sell everything from fried foods to handicrafts.
Now there are playgrounds, sports fields, a skate park, green areas, restrooms, and rest areas. In addition to a small open-air auditorium where socio-cultural and artistic activities take place.
The boardwalk has a colorful skating platform painted by local artists, which is an attractive center for young people and children, who enjoy of it either with skateboards, bicycles and rollerblades, during the afternoons and the weekends.
The basketball court was totally remodeled, now it has a colorful court with the emblematic name of the town in large letters, available for all visitors who want to compete in an outdoor ball game, its impressive how it turned out with so many colors and the commitment and dedication which was made at the time of remodeling, turning it into a totally modern court.
The outdoor auditorium is a perfect space to carry out different activities from dances, cultural events, enjoying the perfect climate that the Ajijic area has to offer and the cool breeze from the lake. This space is open to the public, it’s the perfect space for visitors, tourists and townspeople to gather and celebrate the cultural occasions that take place throughout the year in the region.
If you like to exercise in the outdoors listening to different melodies of the birds that live in the park area with an extraordinary view, this is a perfect option where you can perform different exercises since it has a variety of equipment and they are totally open to the general public. No more excuses to take care of our health!
With this new boardwalk a remarkable implementation of a new playground for the little ones was implemented, with slides, swings and a great variety of games of which they can enjoy during a family day. You can see kids enjoying of the area in the afternoons and specially on the weekends being a place where families gather to have a picnic or just enjoy of the view and peacefulness that the boardwalk offers.
Don’t forget to capture your visit in the new Ajijic sign and make sure that you do not forget your camera, this boardwalk will definitely become your favorite place.