Lake Chapala

El Tepalo – Ajijic, Jalisco

El Tepalo is a place one must visit during the rainy season. Besides being all green and lush, there is a creek in which the water level varies depending on how much it rained in the previous days – the more rain the more water. El Tepalo offers you several waterfalls and pools where one can step in a refresh oneself on these hot days.The trail is not very long and is fairly easy to hike, although there...

Viva México!

Mexican Independence Day All the color and joy that this day represents in Mexico. Independence Day is one of Mexico’s biggest and most-proud-to-be-Mexican of holidays. https://www.youtube.com/embed/pmGp1EsD39A Ajijic Real Estate Information Chapala Real Estate...

A Walk Through The Streets Of Ajijic

COBBLESTONE STREETS OF AJIJIC Something that makes Ajijic special and gives it that magical touch are its cobblestone streets. Besides being beautiful they also have many benefits. Some of them are for example, they regulate the temperature and maintains it cooler than if it was paved, during the rainy season it helps filter the water a lot quicker, it also helps avoid motorists from speeding and thus...

Mexican folklore at Lake Chapala

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EYkYIjJjVjM Mexican folklore at Lake Chapala Mexico is synonymous with bright colors, songs, dances, ceremonies, fireworks, original costumes and an inexhaustible cascade of surprises in gastronomy and events. Ajijic Real Estate Information Chapala Real Estate...

Ajijic Murals

Ajijic is a town of murals. Ajijic is a town of artists and this can be seen in the artistic expression of the creators of these paintings full of colors, history, tradition and creativity. Many local artists became famous, their art adorning buildings both in Ajijic and in the surrounding communities. Ajijic Real Estate Information Chapala Real Estate...

Ajijic

Aerial video of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico "The Place Where the Water Springs Forth"  In 1522, the Spanish Olid Expedition reached the eastern shores of what is today called Lake Chapala. When it arrived, its leader, Captain Avalos, met with little resistance. A royal grant from the king of Spain gave joint ownership of the area to Avalos, who was a cousin of Hernan Cortez. Soon other...

San Juan Cosala

"OF MANY WARM SPRINGS" In 1523, Spanish Conquistador Captain Alonso de Avalos arrived in Cutzalan. Chief Xitomatl, who now controlled the area from Ajijic to San Luis, surrendered peacefully, and was baptized by Fray Martin de Jesus. He was given the new name of Juan Bautista de Cosala. Saint John then became the patron saint of the village, which was henceforth known as San Juan Cosala. Ajijic...

San Antonio Tlayacapan

"PLACE OF THE OFFERINGS TO MEN" Long before the Spaniards arrived, the Cazcanes and the Cocas lived in what is now known as San Antonio Tlayacapan, and both were dedicated to agriculture and hunting. In 1523, Cortez sent men to control the area. By 1539, both tribes had surrendered to the Spaniards, who then built monasteries as refuges for the natives. Thus, the first Catholic church in...

Jocotepec

"Hill of Guavas" "Hill of Acid Fruits" - Nahua Perhaps as early as 100 BC, nomadic bands of Indians passed through the Lake Chapala Valley. Some moved on, others settled on the shore. Jocotepec, once Xuxutepeque, a small fishing village at the western end of the Lake, became a permanent home for the Nahua Indians in 1361. They built a temple to their god, Iztlacateotl, and practiced human...

Ixtlahuacán De Los Membrillos

"Ixtlahuacan of the Quince Fruit" In 1522, the Spanish Olid Expedition reached the eastern shores of what is today called Lake Chapala. When it arrived, its leader, Captain Avalos, met with little resistance. A royal grant from the king of Spain gave joint ownership of the area to Avalos, who was a cousin of Hernan Cortez. Franciscan fathers then proceded with conversion of the natives. Old Indian...

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