San Antonio Tlayacapan, is a charming town located between Chapala and Ajijic. A few blocks from the lake is its colorful plaza, a typical Mexican plaza with its beautiful kiosk in the center.
San Antonio is a town recently much affected by commercial development. Not much greenery is in evidence from the carretera (highway), but once you walk or drive down near the main plaza, this changes. Go south towards the Lake and you’ll find cedros, encinos, robles, pines and saucillos. Near the Lake, farms are planted with corn and chayote.
Go west towards La Floresta and you’ll see giant jacaranda trees, spectacular in March with their lavender blossoms. In village streets are mango and huamuchil trees. Fruit trees – lemon, orange, tangerine, avocado and chile – are found mostly in private gardens.
The kiosk has a mural on its ceiling, which represents various episodes in the history of San Antonio.