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Chapala Malecon

Lake Chapala Waterfront, Chapala 48300, Mexico
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Great atmosphere

A nice place to stroll around. Restaurants and bars. Nice sculptures, beautiful cathedral. People... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric Y
Elk Grove, California
via mobile
Family trip to Mexico 2017

We really enjoyed the town of Chapala, especially the “Malecon” as it was so nice to look across... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anthony G
Omak, Washington
via mobile
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Lake Chapala Waterfront, Chapala 48300, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to stroll around. Restaurants and bars. Nice sculptures, beautiful cathedral. People waiting in line for a picture in front of the Chapala sign.

Thank Eric Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the town of Chapala, especially the “Malecon” as it was so nice to look across Lake Chapala, and the surrounding scenery. The weather was perfect and the people were nice. We liked going through the nearby vender area as they sell all...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 17 October 2017

the Chapala malacon is a whole lot bigger and busier than the one in ajijic, surrounded by a variety of cheap places to buy shoes and clothes, and a ton of resturants from cheap eats to fancier and more expensive places its got it all...More

Thank robdesalvo
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Pretty long boardwalk along Lake Chapala in the town of Chapala. Plenty of interesting things to see and do - from the acrobatic local pole team to cafes and bars. More of a local Mexican attraction than the expats of Ajijic.

Thank William H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nice lakefront malecon with snacks and usually live music from various local musicians. It could use some updating and be a bit cleaner but overall it's a nice place to sit and look at the lake or take a walk down the malecon. Sundays are...More

Thank Luisa J
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Though the water here is as they say, Eternal Spring, I was still pleased to have so much shaded area along the malecon. Geared towards locals and travelers from nearby towns, the malecon gets super busy on the weekends, even during the "slow" or rainy...More

Thank JoeNotTheDog
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Be sure to take the inexpensive boat rides, but watch it going down the steep stairs to the boat. The boatman are very knowledgeable of the area. There are several restaurants and markets here. Parking may be a challenge because this area is very popular...More

Thank WildElMolo
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Ajijic malecón ("boardwalk") is just 4 miles west of Chapala on Lake Chapala. It is popular with foreign visitors. Ajijic is more like a "boutique town" to me. The Chapala malencón is much larger than the one in Ajijic and, in my view, much...More

2  Thank trinitas03
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times. Always to discover a different restaurant or some Shop. The park, the boardwalk, well worth the trip! Very unique!

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Hotel San Francisco is located on the Malecon, right across the street from Lake. It is well located to restaurants, shops, church and taxi stand.

Thank chicagodeb
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16 February 2017|
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Response from Raymond S | Reviewed this property |
I hope you found your answer, just saw the question. There is as you may know a sizeable community of ex-pats. This is a very friendly community to us. The only issue I see is access to health care is available, but... More
15 February 2015|
Response from TeQuieroPV | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say, we could not eat on the malecon. It was a Saturday night at 8 pm and NO restaurants were open. The one we checked, that looked open, said they closed at 7 pm!!! Can you believe that? We couldn't. There were no... More