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Tacos “Taqueria” Chuy in downtown Chapala Mexico

Taqueria “Chuy” is great recommendation that Access Lake Chapala wants to share with you, we encourage the local business and we want to make sure you always taste our local food gems. Jose de Jesus Zepeda Gonzalez, started his small taco business along with his wife Gloria 30 years ago with a small taco stand on the main avenue of Chapala. Man at Taco stand in Chapala Mexico As soon as the...

Primavera & Jacaranda Trees in Ajijic Lake Chapala 2021

As the winter starts to say goodbye spring arrives in the lakeside blooming with clouds of Purple, Yellow, and Pink Primavera & Jacaranda Trees. These Trees are part of the gems that make the lakeside originally special, as the color of the leafs blends into all the vegetation that surrounds the streets and community. The Jacaranda Tree & Primavera (also known as Guyacan tree) is originally...

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 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...

Three Kings Day in Ajijic Lake Chapala Mexico 2021

January 06th,, a very important yearly celebration in the Mexican cultural and Catholic belief, the three wise man is celebrated each year a holiday that brings magic to the little ones and gather love ones together to cut the “ROSCA” (Big Donut) which is accompanied with hot coco. The Ajijic & Lake Chapala area are no exemption, kids enjoy celebrating this great tradition. The tradition is...

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...

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...

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...

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