Sun setting over the Sierra Madre mountains on Lake Chapala near Ajijic, Mexico.

Attractions and things to do in Ajijic, Mexico

Ajijic and surrounding areas offer a wide variety of activities for the young, the young at heart and even the not so young. Whether you are looking for something to participate in, want to attend an event or simply be an observer there is something for everyone. The trick is finding enough time to fit it all in.

Art and Artists - The mystical energy of Ajijic has long been a magnet for artists of all disciplines. We invite you to take a walk through our Ajijic Art and Artists pages and immerse yourself in the regions unique offerings of sculpture, textiles, jewelry, stained glass, photography, pottery, oil and acrylic painting and watercolors.
Click here for "Artists Directory"

Art Shows
Feria Maestros del Arte:
November 13 10 am to 5 pm
November 14 10 am to 5 pm
November 15 10 am to 5 pm
50 pesos admission
Contact: Marianne Carlson 376 765 7485, or Donna Williams 376 765 5937
Club de Yates de Chapala, Paseo Ramon Corona, Chapala
More details about the show: Feria Maestros del Arte


Change of Pace - 11-B Carratera at Marcos Castellanos, Ajijic
Circuit training (376) 766-5800


Chula Vista Country Club
Kilometro 53 Carretera Jocotepec Chapala, Chula Vista, Jal. (376) 766-5981
9 Holes

Country Club De Chapala
Fracc. Vista De Lago #1, San Nicholas de Ibarra (376) 763-5136
9 Holes

Hiking - Take Galeana straight up the mountain to the Chapel. Great exercise and worth every step to the top to the spectacular view.

Horseback Riding

La Floresta
Camino Real at Paseo del Lago

Hacienda De Taos
True Western style horseback riding in Mexico. Enjoy the hills and Ranch lands of rural Mexico 2000' above Lake Chapala and a beautiful one and a half hours drive from Ajijic . Very safe and secure and suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. Cabin rentals available.

Motorcycle Tours and Rentals - Ajijic - Tour the Sierra Madre mountains of central Mexico, various packages available including accommodations and bike rentals.

Lake Chapala Society - Be sure to check out this property. You can stroll through their wonderful gardens or take a seat and enjoy a coffee, tea or snack. While you are there make sure you view the community bulletin board and calendar of events to see everything LCS has to offer.

Mexican Street Markets - (tianguis) Don’t miss these wonderful open air markets. You can purchase a large assortment of fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and seafood, nuts, yogurt, baked goods as well as household items and clothing. Basically you can get everything. Maybe even the kitchen sink if you look hard enough.

Ajijic - Wednesday - Calle Revolution

Chapala - Monday - Calle Obregon or Emillano Zapata?

Jocotepec - Thursday - Miguel Arana at Hidalgo - At the Square

San Antonio - Sunday - R. Corona at Independencia - At the square


Cinemas Del Lago (Older Complex) - #54 Carretera at Juan Alvarez, Plaza Bugambilias 2nd. floor (376) 766-3729

Movie Space Cinemas (New Complex) - Libramiento - Centro Laguna across from WalMart (376) 766-2580

All movies are current. Most in English with Spanish subtitles.

Sundays in the Square - Ajijic
Often on Sundays you will find the Mexicans hanging out with friends and family in the square. Children playing, adults enjoying conversation, music playing, horses tied up and always something to eat.


Total Body Care - #33 Ocampo Ajijic (376) 766-3379

Monte Coxala - Raquet Club in San Juan Cosala #300 Rafael Osuna (387) 761-0111

Thermal Pools

Monte Coxala - Raquet Club in San Juan Cosala #300 Rafael Osuna (387) 761-0111

Villa Bordeaux - San Juan Cosala (387) 761-0302


If you are looking for something rewarding to do while you are spending your time in Ajijic and the Lake Chapala area of Mexico then, maybe you would like to get involved with one of the many great projects available.
If you are lucky enough to spend a few weeks, a few months or have decided to make the Lakeside area your permanent home you are well aware of the many wonderful advantages of living here.
The Mexican people have been very good to allow all of us to enjoy this great and affordable way of life and helping them in one of the many areas they are not able to help themselves is great way to say thanks and make a difference in their lives.
Some of the projects available are Animals shelters, special needs schools for Blind or Hearing impaired children, orphanages and Operation Feed.
Anyone of these worthwhile organizations would appreciate your time or if you can't get involved directly even a small donation would be greatly appreciated and remember that in Mexico "a little goes along way".

Operation Feed - San Juan Cosala
A Non-Profit Organization
Our mission is to provide food and improve the lives of the very poor and marginalized people of the village of San Juan Cosala, Jalisco, Mexico.

Love In Action / Centro Amor en Accion
Chapala - #76 Pedro Moreno (376) 765-7409

Lucky Dog Rescue & Adoption Center
Carretera Chapala - San Nicholas #1100, 45900 Chapala
Contact: Phone (331) 300-7144 Email:
Lucky Dog Hours:  Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We are easy to find .... 2 kilometers east of Chapala (past Christiana Park) on the Carretera toward Vista del Lago. We are on the lake side of the road. See you soon!

"Imagine a Property Rental in Ajijic, Mexico for as little as $40. per night."

Events and Holidays 2014

Annual Gala - Feb 6, 2014
Behind the Walls Tour - Ajijic - Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 22
Chili Cook Off - Ajijic - 2014 Feb 22, 23,24
Mardi Gras - Mar 3 - 8
Benito Juárez Birthday - the third Monday in March
Labor Day - May 1
Independence Day - September 16
Revolution Day - the third Monday in November
Christmas Day - December 25

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