Ajijic, Ajijic, and More Ajijic !

March 22, 2009

Ajijic, Ajijic, and More Ajijic

Ajiic, Mexico is a village inside the County of Chapala just a few miles from the County Seat in the City of Chapala.

It’s a delightful village and has become very popular especially over the last 10 years.

It’s popularity has  driven the price of homes in the area up as compared to other areas at Lake Chapala, but to many the extra expense is money well spent.

Ajijic is especially popular with writers, artists, and those aspiring to be.

The popularity and the relatively higher number of visitors who spend time in Ajijic has lured a number of upscale restaurants, jewelry stores, clothing shops, and various other fascinating shops to set up business.

And, of course there are a number of art galleries, ceramic shops and other similar shops,  selling an amazing array of handmade objects de art clustered around the central plaza.

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You can even watch native women making hand woven rugs on small looms and choose from a glorious range of hues, sizes, and designs all at very reasonable prices.

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It’s easy to spend all day just wandering around the village center.

The picturesque churches on the central plaza give one the feel of stepping back in time to a different era, but not far away are Starbuck-like coffee bars and the Plaza is a WiFi friendly,  blending the old world, with the new.

Currently on the plaza, are two massive wood carving projects underway,  which take advantage of the natural shape of two very large tree trunks which are coming back to life as beautiful works of art.

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Don’t miss the murals on the walls of the police station and the elementary school  which  turn these otherwise regular structures into works of art themselves  harmoniously blending in with the colors of the ever present flowers in the central garden.

Now, enjoy the below videos of Ajijic to savor the sights, sounds and colors of Ajjic, Mexico.

Then plan a trip  to visit us in person. You may just fall in love with Ajijic too… or if you’ve visited before, plan a return trip to renew your love affair.

  • Galeanna

    Where could I buy a hammock besides the vendor on the carreterra in Ajijic? It was suggested in Joco, maybe cheaper even, but no one knows where in Joco. The tiangui on Thursday? Any help would be appeciated…….. thanks……

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