Activities

The Carnaval Ajijic in Lake Chapala Mexico 2022

With the new times of COVID19 and everyone adapting to the new way of living, the festivities in the area where cancel last year, returning this 2022 with all the safety measurements. Every year in February we celebrate in the lakeside “Carnaval Chapala”, this is a tradition that is celebrated in various part of the world such as Marty Gras in United States or Pancake Tuesday in the United...

Christmas in Ajijic & Lake Chapala 2021

Ah, Christmas! Our favorite season of the year, a tradition that brings friends and family together, a season full of joy. After almost 2 years of COVID-19 restrictions, Chapala was able to host Christmas again, following all sanitary protocols. There is always something going on between the expat and Mexican community, you can’t keep up with it all. Parties and events almost every night,...

Day of the Dead Celebrations in Ajijic Mexico November 2021

After nearly 2 years of suspensions due to COVID19, the Day of the Dead celebrations were finally able to be resumed in November of 2021. Most of the Lake Chapala community has been vaccinated after the Mexican federal Government has completed vaccination for most people between 18 and up, so the Municipality on Chapala authorized local cemeteries to re-open to accept visitors on Day of the Dead and for...

Trick or Treat & Halloween in Ajijic Lake Chapala Mexico 2021

Although the official Tradition in Mexico is Day of the Dead, which is also widely celebrated in Ajijc & Chapala on November 2nd of every year, the popular American tradition "Halloween", where kids go trick or treating asking for Candy has been adopted by the Mexicans at Lakeside. The Locals love taking their kids trick or treating for Halloween to all the popular communities where most expats live,...

History of The Day of the Dead Wall by Efren Gonzalez in Ajijic Mexico

Ajijic Mexico takes great pride in its Day of the Dead celebrations, every November 2nd you will see wonderful decorations in town, the locals visiting the cemetery to spend this special day with their deceased loved ones and of course candlelit altars honoring the dead. One of Ajijic's most famous Murals is by Maestro Efren Gonzalez and known to everyone as" The Day of the Dead Wall" on Marcos Castellanos...

The Balloon Regatta (Globos) in Ajijic Mexico 2021

Yet another year has past since this well known popular tradition has been officially canceled due to COVID19. In 2020 it was also completely canceled, since the pandemic was in fill force during that year. The town was hopeful that the Ajijic Balloon Regatta "Globos"tradition for 2021 would continue, and all was looking as such, since many restrictions were lightened due to so many people receiving their...

The “El Tepalo” Ajijic Mexico Waterfall in August 2021

The "El Tepalo" is Ajijic's most popular Waterfall, that seasonally flows with water sometimes starting as early as June and can last all the way up until September. After a heavy nights rainfall, most Ajijic  locals already sense that the Tepalo will have running water. Getting their hiking shoes ready they head for a Donuts shop at the popular "Donas Donuts" and then start the hike up to see the...

The Colorful Ajijic Mexico Malecon Boardwalk 2021

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...

The Chapala Malecon Boardwalk 2020

Chapala a beautiful city with much to offer just 28 miles south-east of the city of Guadalajara were you can view a colonial architectural town, located in western Mexico, in the state of Jalisco with the largest lake in the country. The town of Chapala looks better than ever after the recent remodeling of its boardwalk, which presents a new tourist image to visitors....

Day of the Dead Altars Ajijic & Chapala 2020

Day of the dead otherwise known as “ Dia de los Muertos” a yearly holiday that is celebrated the 02nd of November, a celebration of life and death, one of the most important holidays in the Mexican culture that was passed on from generation to generation going back to the Mesoamerican culture. This tradition is a tribute that honors all the love ones that are no longer among us. (Altar done in 5...

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