Ajijic is fast becoming the favorite area in which to settle on Lake Chapala. Just a few miles west of the town Chapala, Ajijic is a charming lakeside village that has retained all of the charms of Old México. Ajijic is beginning to attract more visitors than all of its neighbors, yet Ajijic retains the timely quality of an early day stagecoach stop. This is a great compliment to this charming little town. Horses and donkeys are still used for daily transportation and the siesta hour is still a very important part of everyday life.
The cobblestone streets and shady sidewalks are a haven for the children of the town who play soccer, hide n’ seek, baseball or stickball on the streets as much as in the parks. Shopping along the highway or on the quiet side streets is as much an adventure here as anywhere. The local craftsmen and artists produce truly unique items, displayed either in small galleries or open air style, almost anywhere in the village. Do a little searching, you may be surprised at what you will find.
Recreation is also part of the attraction to Ajijic, boats are available for rent and horses can be rented in several locations near the lake. A water park is located near the entrance to town and the Chula Vista Country club is a popular golf getaway and also offers tennis buffs a chance to play on their well kept clay courts.