DescriptionAjijic (ah-hee-HEEK) is about 8 kilometers (5 miles) west of Chapala on the northern shore of Lake Chapala. This artists' and writers' colony, one of several resort/retirement communities along the lake, is populated by many former U.S. residents.
Along Calle Morelos between the main square and the waterfront are shops and boutiques selling everything from local handicrafts to designer fashions. Easily reached from Guadalajara, Ajijic has a picturesque waterfront area and cobblestone streets and is a pleasant destination for shopping, strolling and perhaps lunch. The town's Fiesta of St. Andrew, held in late November, is celebrated with parades, dancing and fireworks.