Activities

Day of the Dead in Ajijic Lake Chapala Mexico 2022

One of Lake Chapala & Ajijic's most anticipated events finally took place without any restrictions this November 2nd 2022 after 2 years of cancelations due to COVID19. The Day of the Dead is widely celebrated holiday in Mexico and the Lake Chapala area. Schools close for the day, as well as businesses and government institutions, so all can honor their dead for this symbolic day. This years turn...

Trick or Treating & Halloween in Chapala & Ajijic Mexico 2022

Halloween and Trick or Treating is a very big event for all the local kids on Ajijic & Lake Chapala. For 2022 there was a huge gathering of children vs 2021 when COVID still caused many restrictions. The popular communities for the kids are always La Floresta, Chula Vista and Mirasol where our office is located. This year our office was ready with costumes and we had lots of candy ready for all...

The Rebozo, Flower Fight & Traditional Games Ajijic Mexico 2022

September is one of the most celebrated months in the Lake Chapala & Ajijic Mexico region due to the Mexican Independence Day traditions, which were in full swing this year after also being suspended as all other major events over the past 2 years due to COVID-19  restrictions. The Traditional Games They started out with the "Juegos Tradicionales", which means traditional games. These are...

Lake Chapala Balloon Globos Regata Ajijic 2022

After a long 2 year wait the traditional Lake Chapala "Regatta de Globos" (Balloon Regata) was allowed to take place again in Ajijic after being canceled the previous years due to COVID-19 restrictions. The turn out was a hit and thousands of people enjoyed one of the most anticipated events of the year. Access Lake Chapala once again sponsored the talented team of "Si Lupita" lead by master Balloon...

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...

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