Traditions

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 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...

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...

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...

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 Ajijic Carnaval Mardi Gras Parade 2020

The Mardi Gras parade is always on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the forty days of Lent. It is sometimes called Fat Tuesday. Also called Shrove Tuesday. Mardi Gras comes from the Latin words carne and vale. Carne is meat and vale means farewell. So it is a celebration to fatten up, eat meat, party and let it all hang out before the forty days of Lent. Access Lake Chapala Float This is the...

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42nd Chili Cook-off in Ajijic Lake Chapala 2020

The 42nd annual Chili Cook-Off was once again held in Ajijic at Tobolandia water park, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 7th, 8th and 9th. The weather was sunny and beautiful all three days. Ballet Folkloric There were raffle drawings every hour and  entertainers were  performing continuously on the main stage for all three days. There were dancers, singers, and music groups. The dancers...

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