LAKE CHAPALA, JALISCO - THE BACKPACKING

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Monday, February 10, 2014

LAKE CHAPALA, JALISCO

l Lake Lake Chapala is Mexico's largest freshwater . It is an hour drive from Guadalajara, on the border between Jalisco and Michoacan. The area offers a tranquil retreat bustle of the capital . The lake is surrounded by mountains and the region is full of local charm.

 A considerable number of foreigners living in Chapala and in the nearby town of Ajijic. Bird watchers and nature lovers will love . Many migratory species such as the white pelican, winter in Lake Chapala. You will also find a fascinating native plants and marine life. There are two islands that you can visit : Scorpion Island and
Mescala Island , which is sometimes called Isla del Presidio . The Mescala Island is near the north shore of Lake Chapala. Rent a boat in the village of Assumption Mescala to bring you here .

 The island is a national monument that became famous during the War of Independence, when a group of about 500 thousand Indians Coca created a fort here , and maintained their independence from Spain from 1812 to 1816. After his surrender , he served as a prison until 1855. The Mescala Island is quaint and full of arquelológicas areas, including a full hard with a drawbridge over a moat (now dry). Lake Chapala is not suitable for swimming, if you want to take a dip can handle the water park in Agua Caliente, which is fed by hot springs. Located 45 minutes from Guadalajara, in Guadalajara - Barra de Navidad road , the park has water slides and pools. If you book early, you can rent a private pool will fill with hot water when you arrive. On weekends Agua Caliente is crowded but weekdays is usually a quiet place.