Just How Big is Lake Chapala? Check this Video

April 10, 2013

I often get asked just how big is Lake Chapala?
The answer is that it’s over 400 square miles and is said to be
the largest lake in North America South of the Great Lakes.
A friend forwarded this great video he found on You Tube which only takes a view of the Northwest corner of Lake Chapala.
Beginning at the mid point on the North Shore at Chapala and continuing along the North Shore headed West and just before the end of the lake the pilot does a U turn (You’ll see Mt Garcia- An extinct volcano as he completes the turn) and he heads back East along the shore line.
The large white ferry you’ll see to the right side makes regular tours of the Lake and and sometimes to visit the South Shore towns.
You’ll see pleasure boats at anchor, the beautiful Malcon at Ajijic and the just as nice Malecon at Chapala.
Toward the end of the video the pilot even lands on the Lake and says a few words and then we get a bit of excitement as  we experience the take off right from the lake as he heads back to the private airfield near The Lake Chapala Country Club at Vista del Lago.
So, take 8 minutes out of your busy day and enjoy this great video. The time will pass very quickly I assure you.

  • Don B. Seattle

    This is a great video, and the music is excellent as well. Was the music by Thievery Corporation, http://www.thieverycorporation.com/ by an chance?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SidGrosvenor Sid Grosvenor

    Thanks Don, Appreciate the kind words. Not sure of the music. I found the video on You Tube. The airfiled is just 10 minutes from my house. Tu amigo, Sid

  • Mark

    Good one. Thank you for the video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SidGrosvenor Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Mark, Thanks for commenting. Tu amigo, Sid

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