Ribera de Chapala

Jalisco

Discover the largest lake in Mexico 
The Ribera de Chapala is located 40 minutes away from the city of Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco. It is famous for having the largest lake in the country and an enviable semi-tropical climate most of the year, which has been appointed “one of the best climates in the world”.If you wonder what to do in Chapala, we can tell you that it is the ideal place to forget about the routine, with options for all tastes. Walk along the boardwalk, admire the colonial style of its streets and historic center, while savoring a traditional “nieve de garrafa” (sherbert/icecream made in a wooden bucket). Practice fishing and water sports, relax in hot springs and of course enjoy delicious meals. An unforgettable trip awaits you in this natural paradise.

Chapala, pioneer in tourism 
The favorite destination of national and foreign travelers 
Surrounded by nature and neighboring picturesque towns full of culture, Chapala has always been a very popular tourist destination. For example, at the end of the 19th century, ancestral families built their summer farms to enjoy the climate and the beauty of the riverbank. It is said that even “Porfirio Díaz”(former Mexican President from those times) spent her weekends here. During your trip, we invite you to visit the current Municipal Building, whose building was an old hotel built in 1898. We also recommend you visit the surrounding municipalities such as Jocotepec, Ocotlán, Jamay, La Barca, Tuxcueca, Tizapán el Alto, Poncitlán, Zapotlán del Rey and Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos.

How to get to Chapala? 
Prepare your trip to this jewel of Jalisco 
The distance between Guadalajara and Chapala is approximately 49 km (30 miles) and the estimated time of the route between both destinations is 40 minutes.If you want to know how to get to Chapala, you can take a bus from the downtown area of Guadalajara, rent a car and take the Guadalajara-Chapala highway or hire a tour.The closest airport is in the city of Guadalajara.
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The Ribera de Chapala is located 40 minutes away from the city of Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco. It is famous for having the largest lake in the country and an enviable semi-tropical climate most of the year, which has been appointed “one of the best climates in the world”.If you wonder what to do in Chapala, we can tell you that it is the ideal place to forget about the routine, with options for all tastes. Walk along the boardwalk, admire the colonial style of its streets and historic center, while savoring a traditional “nieve de garrafa” (sherbert/icecream made in a wooden bucket). Practice fishing and water sports, relax in hot springs and of course enjoy delicious meals. An unforgettable trip awaits you in this natural paradise.

Chapala, pioneer in tourism 
The favorite destination of national and foreign travelers 
Surrounded by nature and neighboring picturesque towns full of culture, Chapala has always been a very popular tourist destination. For example, at the end of the 19th century, ancestral families built their summer farms to enjoy the climate and the beauty of the riverbank. It is said that even “Porfirio Díaz”(former Mexican President from those times) spent her weekends here. During your trip, we invite you to visit the current Municipal Building, whose building was an old hotel built in 1898. We also recommend you visit the surrounding municipalities such as Jocotepec, Ocotlán, Jamay, La Barca, Tuxcueca, Tizapán el Alto, Poncitlán, Zapotlán del Rey and Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos.

How to get to Chapala? 
Prepare your trip to this jewel of Jalisco 
The distance between Guadalajara and Chapala is approximately 49 km (30 miles) and the estimated time of the route between both destinations is 40 minutes.If you want to know how to get to Chapala, you can take a bus from the downtown area of Guadalajara, rent a car and take the Guadalajara-Chapala highway or hire a tour.The closest airport is in the city of Guadalajara.

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