from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A lake of west-central Mexico southeast of Guadalajara. It is the largest lake in the country and a popular resort area.


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  • Almost everything in Chapala is inexpensive by stateside standards.

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  • Soriana in Chapala is about the same time away, especially in the winter months when there is more traffic. lakechapaladreamer


  • An additional benefit in Chapala is that I can get (and have gotten) my INSEN card for seniors which should save me a lot of dinero on those bus/airplane trips between Jalisco and Chiapas.

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  • PS: medical consulations cost 2 USD, the doctors don't usually speak English, but the doc in Chapala is outstanding, and is not a pill-pusher, he is the real thing.


  • La Cristiania Parque in Chapala is the hotbed of activity, and if one goes there and hangs around, s/he will meet other players.

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  • Hector's pharmacy in Chapala is good because Hector is extremely knowledgeable, carries a large inventory and speaks excellent English.

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  • The one in Chapala is rarely busy, charges 50 pesos and speaks English.


  • The Doctora at No. 1 in Chapala is excellent and takes her time.

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  • How about if you are for example in Chapala which is not listed as one of the cities.

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  • The steamer "Chapala" is a flat-bottom stern-wheel boat, very like those that are common on the shallow rivers of the West; the only boats adapted to shoal-water service.

    Did you know? Steamboats on Lake Chapala.


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