Lake Chapala Towns

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San Juan Cosala: Videos, pictures, history, art and festivities

SAN JUAN COSALA “OF MANY WARM SPRINGS” In 1523, Spanish Conquistador Captain Alonso de Avalos arrived in Cutzalan. Chief Xitomatl, who now controlled the area from Ajijic to San Luis, surrendered peacefully, and was baptized by Fray Martin de Jesus. He was given the new name of Juan Bautista de Cosala. Saint John then became …

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Ajijic, information about location, meaning, history, flora, fauna, art, festivities, videos and articles.

Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico Why Ajijic, Mexico? CLIMATE A mile above sea level, with clean, clear air/breezes from all directions each day. Temperatures in the 70s every day of the year, low humidity. National Geographic rates this village as having the #2 best climate in the world. Rains only in summer and mostly only at night. …

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Chapala – Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

CHAPALA   In 1521-22, Franciscan evangelists, sent from Spain by Catholic King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to Christianize the natives, baptized Chief Chapalac, and named him “Martin of Chapala,” master of the people, owner of the land. In exchange, the Taltica Indian chief destroyed his god, Iztlacateotl. In 1538, Franciscan Fray Miguel Bolonia founded the …

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