Colorful storefronts in Ajijic

Artists, retirees and a slower pace of life

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Ajijic and Chapala are located on the shores of Lake Chapala, just 45 minutes from Guadalajara but very different from the big city. Long known for its artists, Ajijic has also become known as a LGBT-friendly place for men and women seeking a slower place of life. Its narrow cobblestone streets and colorful facades offer plenty of charm.

Every November, the town celebrates Chapala Pride.

The list may not be complete so if you know of other places, please add them to the map.

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Hotels, B&Bs

Casa Oasis de Los Cedros BnB

A small intimate 3 Casita suites BnB halfway between Guadalajara International Airport and Lake Chapala. They offer personal service and information on gay retirement in rural Mexico.
 +52 33 1422 7107
 Average room rate: $3910 MXN
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Sex Shops

Wilde's Dildoria

Sex shop which sells poppers, candles, cards, vibrators, lubricants, t-shirts, books, sex toys. For gays and straights. They also hold occasional parties and strip shows.
 333 564 4669
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Travel Agencies, Tours

Chapala Tours

Travel agency with a specialized offerings for the LGBT community and gay management.
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Permanently closed places

The following venues have been reported as permanently closed but we have listed them here as other less current websites may still be listing them as open. If there is a place in this list that has reopened or one above that has closed, please advise us at

Hotels, B&Bs: Angel Flores Guest House
Bars, Discos: El Infierno Bar

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