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- If you are visiting take a morning walk by the lake you won’t regret it. It is a lively place on the weekends with families and parties but during the week it is peaceful.Written 11 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We just walked through this cemetery last night on our way home from St Remy's restaurant. It is old and has trees and lots of flowers around the grave yard and plots. This year due to the pandemic the cemetery will not have the traditional day of the dead festivities. It has been canceled by the Governor of Jalisco.Written 26 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We we fortunate enough to experience the annual celebration of the patron saint. Gatherings in the front of the church included fireworks nightly and created by each of the eight worker guilds. Fun family events.Written 5 December 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- What a fantastic experience
It started with the most welcoming service possible
I was thrilled to find an extensive interesting non-alcoholic drink list. I chose the Cantarito which was delicious.
For my entrée I had the surf and turf Molcajete. The serving was far too generous for one person but somehow I managed I couldn’t resist tasting every last morsel.
The welcoming service continued into amazing service throughout the meal.Written 17 June 2022
- We visited the Plaza and enjoyed breakfast one morning. The Plaza was decorated beautifully for the Christmas holidays. It is a must if visiting Ajijic.Written 28 December 2021
- Each day I watched the most beautiful children congregating outside this highly acclaimed school. They seemed to have wonderful social skills, interacting with each other and bypassing the technology that seems to preoccupy many teens. Their gathering outside the school did not disrupt the neighborhood nor cause any unhappiness amongst the closeby residents. Also, by that time, the early morning arrival and departure of the preschoolers and kindergarteners was smoothly over. This seems to be a wonderfully organized, well-run educational institution.Written 19 March 2019
- This local custom marks the end of Summer and beginning of the week-long Independence celebrations held on the local soccer field. Teams of families, friends and commercial entities team up to make these hot air balloons from colourful crepe paper and try to to launch them, mostly successfully although unpredictable breezes can cause some to burn and crash.
The “globos” range in sizes and shapes from modest to some as tall as 30 feet and is a truly interesting afternoon for the family. Food, drinks and music add to the family carnival atmosphere.
Admission is free, but raffle tickets are available and encouraged to help defray costs. As always, parking is a problem in the village and the concrete seating in the stand reminds one to bring a cushion next year!
AivarsTWritten 24 September 2018
- It's warm for a lap pool, but the only one around. Adults before 2 pm, kids after 4 pm. You must sign up for a month or more, picking your days and hours.Written 28 February 2017
- What an amazing experience. Do not visit the lake without experiencing at least this kayak tour! Guillermo is not only passionate about what he does, he is an extremely well educated professional in his field. Take any of his tours and you will leave feeling fulfilled, happier and smarter! It was a real honor to have met such an amazing individual and the entire experience was a little slice of heaven.Written 16 May 2022
- Walking around the market is a very unique experience. There are many things you could buy, and so much food. It's also nice to sit down and eat something which watching everything in motion. You are guaranteed to find something that catches your eye. Worht the experience.Written 29 February 2020
- Diane Pearl's on the corner of Ocampo and Colon in Ajijic is not only a landmark location (as in, "Meet me at Diane Pearl's"), but it is a landmark with flair!! She has a huge variety of collectables from local and expat artists and it's so much fun to shop there! Her staff are like her: Wonderful, funny and always know the perfect item for you! Best shopping experience anywhere!Written 6 April 2020
- I really enjoyed this 1-day class. I've never tried to paint anything (except my kitchen!) and Cristi was wonderful to work with. I ended up with a one-of-a-kind souvenir to remember my week in Ajijic.Written 25 September 2022
- We rented two of these carts for 3 days while in Ajijic. They luckily were available right when we wanted them (we did not reserve them ahead of time and just got lucky). Lake chapala golf carts picked us up and brought us right to their location so we could drive the carts back to where we were staying. We had a garage where we were staying and we were able to keep them the full three days. These carts are great for exploring the city. Easy to drive and easy to park. We had our large extended family with us and we filled this carts up with people. We had a blast! We would highly recommend renting these golf carts if you find yourself in the Chapala Area.Written 16 June 2016
- I just got back from the Double Devil tour which was my second trip with this company. I rode the Hub & Spoke a year ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Double Devil is even better. Great twisty roads, beautiful scenery, interesting towns. The entire trip was very well organized with excellent attention to detail. Thanks again to Terry, Karina, Barbara & Walt, and John of course. See you next year!Written 25 November 2019
- I have often wandered through Barbara's Bazaar just to reconvince myself that the human race is worth preserving. Watching the antics of all our Western, two-party 'democracies' these days could lead one to despair.
Forget the 'Internet of things' - its pixellated CIA rubbish. But take a walk into the past, through Barbara's, to see the skill, artistry and ingenuity of the people who made the carpets, china, vintage clothing, pottery, sculpture, furniture, paintings in all media, from watercolor to needle work, and...well... everything.Take a moment to imagine who once owned the thing you are seeing. I think that non-computer things acquire something of the people who handled used or loved them.
Yes, the Guadalajarans (Tapatios actually!) flock in at the weekend, adding a touch of high-strung classiness as their muy suave y educado personas choose to go to the past for their furnishings instead of to Walmart and Ikea (not in Mexico I hope!) and their many many offshoots selling pressed sawdust furniture in would-be-toney surroundings.
Apart from whiling away afternoons in the manner described above, I have also furnished significant parts of three properties in Ajijic with stuff from Barabara's over the last twelve years, and I had fun doing it.
Not to discount what the other bazaars and consignment shops offer (and I go there too), but Barbara's (Tom's now) is unique and special.
Once you have lived here long enough, you might even recognize the same thing, returned to the store again, like in some fantastic laundromat with the appliance god's greatest gift to men, the front-loading washing machine, with a glass window, going round and round.
At Barbara's you can grasp a great philosophical truth; no one really owns anything, it is just being borrowed for a time.
So, unless you have no choice, don't be stingy. Open your gringo wallet and buy something useful or quirky, or something beautiful, knowing that it will just go back into the spin-cycle eventually, as shall you.
And I have never been given the bum's rush at Barbara's, not even close.
Buying something or just looking, say thank you to them as you exit. They are nice people.Written 2 April 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Ajijic
- The best day trips from Ajijic according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Tour to Lake Chapala, MAGIC TOWN of Ajijic from Guadalajara
- Chapala Lake and Ajijic Tour from Guadalajara
- Half-Day Guided Tour of Lake Chapala from Guadalajara
- Chapala Lake, Mezcala Island, and Ajijic Private Tour with a Local Expert
- Private Full-Day Tour to Chapala and Ajijic from Guadalajara