Ajijic

The Traditional Tachihual Bread in Ajijic 2021

Access Lake Chapala is focused in sharing the beautiful traditions that make Ajijic a Magical town. It is very important for us that you enjoy the main cultural customs and learn from the hardworking people characterized this town. A very important tradition in Ajijic, is its "Tachihual bread", let us explain a little more about it in this post and one of Ajijic's best bakeries that makes this special...

The Hot Dog Stand at Ajijic Mexico Plaza 2021

The best Ajijic Night food, Hot Dogs!! Access Lake Chapala loves sharing the best places to enjoy of good food with excellent quality, especially those places that are harder to find by expats  but well known by locals. If you are looking to have a taste of the great local food, a great option is to try the hamburger and hot dog stand “Hot Dogs La Placita” located in the main central park of the...

Ajijic Mexico Officially Named Magical Town (Pueblo Magico)

As of this Tuesday December 01st 2020 the municipality of Ajijic, located on the Chapala’s Lake side, has been pronounced the ninth Magic Town of Jalisco, delivered by the Federal government of tourism. The recognition as a Magical Town was delivered in a commemorative ceremony of the appointment of Magical Towns 2020 in which the federal Secretary of Tourism made the official announcement of the...

Halloween in Ajijic Lake Chapala 2020

Every year on the 31st of October the streets are filled of joyful voices covering each corner of the streets of the Chapala Lakeside with kids trick or treating throughout the afternoon and enjoying of great decorations some of the expats do for them, making this an unforgettable celebration, thick treating starts around 3pm because of the early sunset, even though this is an American tradition the...

Lake Chapala Ajijic Ciclopista Bike Lane built in 2020

The bike path, was originally built by the Jalisco State Government in 1996, during the past decade it looked neglected, without paint and without adequate signs to protect cyclists from cars, as well as people who used it in the morning to walk or run. The San Antonio Ciclopista Bike Lane This August 2020 the first stage of the Bike path (Ciclopista) from Chapala to Jocotepec (covering Riberas del...

The Regata de Globos Ajijic Mexico 2020

Due to COVID19 pandemic this annual event was cancelled, however Access Lake Chapala had invested into making our balloons in February before the pandemic hit, not knowing if the event was going to be canceled the balloon continued to de made. Early September it was announced that indeed it would not take place. So Access organized launching from a safe zone on the official day it would have taken...

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The Verbena Jamaica at Ajijic Plaza 2019

La Verbena del pasado, translated into English, means the Street party/dance/celebration/event of the past. And this event celebrates all the food cooked in the past in Mexico. Food that is cooked the traditional way, over an open fire and served in the traditional red clay dishes. Ajijic plaza This all happens at the Ajijic plaza. It is the beginning of Semana Santa, Easter week, Holy Week. It...

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Sixth Sangre Viva Cultural Festival in Ajijic Mexico 2019

The sixth annual Sangre Viva Cultural Festival kicked off on Friday evening, March 29th and ran through Sunday, March 31st. 2019.  It was held at the Ajijic Plaza, inside the Ajijic Cultural Center which is also in the Plaza, and at the Ajijic malecon and nearby the malecon. Cleansing Sangre Viva, according to the online translator, means Blood live. One of the online articles about it...

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Ajijic Mardi Gras Carnaval Parade 2019

This year, the Mardi Gras parade was on March 5th, Tuesday.  It is always on a Tuesday, the day before Lent. Called Fat Tuesday. It is big celebration before a time of fasting, praying and and sober reflection. The Ajijic parade started on Revolution Street, went down Constution to Six Corners and back to the plaza. There were crowds lining the streets all the way. Float Access Lake Chapala Real...

Day of the Dead Ajijic Plaza 2018

Every town in Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) in their local plazas.  Ajijic had one of the largest celebrations I have seen since moving here twelve years ago. This year they had altars up and Catrinas. Many more people were celebrating the holiday there than in previous years. It all happened on Friday late afternoon and night, November 2nd. Above is a photo of one of...

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