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Popular amenities for Ajijic vacation rentals

Stay near Ajijic's top sights

Tobolandia5 locals recommend
Ajijic Tango76 locals recommend
Donas Donuts Ajijic15 locals recommend
Ajijic Main Square11 locals recommend
Lake Chapala Society4 locals recommend
Malecón Ajijic67 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Ajijic

  • Total rentals

    430 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    220 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    160 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    180 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    12K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Ajijic

All About Ajijic

Set on the north shore of Lake Chapala and nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains, Ajijic is known for its low-key atmosphere and rustic scenery. Given distinction as a Pueblos Magicos or “Magic Town” by Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism, Ajijic’s uniqueness is felt walking its cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings, murals, and gardens. To the north, Sierra de San Juan Cosala Park offers hiking trails and waterfall views. Vistas of Lake Chapala, Mexico’s largest body of fresh water, can be taken in while walking the Malecon de Chapala promenade, and be sure not to miss the Danza de la Voladores, a traditional aerial performance, along the way. Boutiques, malls, and markets abound, and many locals congregate at the Lake Chapala Farmers Market every Wednesday for fresh produce. Known for its mix of locals and expats, the area exhibits an array of dining, including taquerias, tequila bars, pizza shops, French restaurants, and Thai cuisine.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ajijic

While Ajijic is located at a tropical latitude, its mountain elevation gives it a moderate climate with mild temperatures, making it a comfortable destination year-round. The region is warmest between April and June and the rainy season usually lasts from June to October. Ajijic offers an abundance of fiestas and events annually. Carnaval and the Fiesta de San Sebastian are popular events held in January, both of which include traditional parades. The area’s most popular event by far is the National Chili Cookoff, which usually occurs in late February. The annual hot air balloon festival is another local favorite that takes place in November. Teams of participants sponsored by local businesses prepare paper balloons weeks before the event where they are released amid food and beverage vendors.

Top things to do in Ajijic

Ajijic Farmer’s Market

Ajijic’s weekly farmer’s market, still known by its ancient Nahuatl name, tianguis, is filled with vendors selling fresh produce, fish, groceries, and flowers along with stands of prepared food. Taking place every Wednesday morning, the market also features a mix of craft vendors selling local artwork, curios, and jewelry.

Tepalo Waterfalls Hike

Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail to see the waterfalls at El Tepalo and encounter Ajijic’s namesake — “the place of water.” Along the way, bask in the stunning views of Ajijic and the spectacular Lake Chapala below. The best time to view the waterfalls is during the rainy season, after a few days of heavy rain, as El Tepalo is dry until the rain makes the water flow.


All the beauty and vibrancy of Ajijic can be found on a stroll along its seaside boardwalk. Dotted with shops, restaurants, and ice cream vendors along with musicians, exercise equipment, and spots to catch golden sunset views, this charming promenade has it all. Visit at different times of day to catch the changing light on the lake.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Ajijic?

    Ajijic enjoys a mild climate year-round, with temperatures typically ranging from 60°F to 80°F (16°C to 27°C). Rainfall is most common from June to October, while November to May is typically dry.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Ajijic?

    Stroll along the Ajijic Malecon, explore the Ajijic Cultural Center, or shop at the weekly Tianguis Market. Nature lovers can also enjoy a boat ride on Lake Chapala.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Ajijic?

    November to April is the most popular time to visit Ajijic due to the comfortable weather. The Chili Cook-Off in February and the Festival Cultural Ajijic in November are two popular local events.

  • What are the best places to stay in Ajijic?

    La Floresta, a tree-lined suburb, and Ajijic Centro, the heart of town, are frequently suggested places to stay. For those who prefer lakeside views, Villa Nova is a wonderful choice.

  • What are the best places to visit in Ajijic?

    Consider visiting the Ajijic Plaza, Church of San Andres Apostol, or the Lake Chapala Society. Art enthusiasts may also enjoy the Ajijic Art Walk.

  • What are some hiking trails in Ajijic?

    Hikers often recommend the Sierra de San Juan Cosala and the Cerro del Toro trails. These trails provide stunning views of Lake Chapala and the surrounding landscapes.

  • What are some family activities to do in Ajijic?

    Families can explore the Butterfly Sanctuary, take a horseback ride, or enjoy a picnic at Tobolandia Water Park. The Children's Art Camp also offers engaging activities for kids.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Ajijic?

    Consider a day trip to Guadalajara, which is about 60 miles (97 km) away, or explore the nearby towns of Chapala and San Juan Cosala. The Teuchitlán Ruins and Hacienda El Carmen are also within a day's travel.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ajijic?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 250 vacation rentals in Ajijic featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Ajijic?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Ajijic. Choose from more than 160 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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