Ajijic history begins long before the Spanish conquest, when descendants of the Nahuatl tribes settled on the shores of Lake Chapala. In the Nahuatl language, it means Axixic place where water flows or place where splashing water . Ajijic as Spanish settlement was founded in 1531 and is one of the oldest towns in Mexico . The cobbled streets , the parish , the chapel and a few residences, dating back to the Spanish influence, but it was not until 1930-1940 when this fishing village becomes a magnet for foreigners.
The central plaza is the civic heart of the city. With its small kiosk that becomes the scene of various cultural events that bring together people on holidays, but it is also an ideal place to sit for a moment on the benches and relax among gardens and groves place while the pleasant climate is enjoyed that characterizes this area throughout the year.
The Malecon is preferred by tourists because it has one of the best views of the largest lake in Mexico, Lake Chapala. You can ride bikes, take long walks and even prepare barbeques grills green areas. Along the walker will find benches to enjoy the view in comfort.
The artistic soul of Ajijic can be felt in every corner of the streets and walkways. Forget the car and walk runs through the village to delight the pupil with colorful facades of houses.
Art Galeries and craft shops
One of the hallmarks of Ajijic are numerous art galleries and craft shops. In these places you will find antiques for sale, Mexican folk art, textiles, ceramics and jewelry among many other wonders created by the community of Ajijic. Some galleries are recommended Barbara's Bazaar and Fiaga.