Welcome to Lago de Chapala

Sadly, the lake is not as healthy as it is beautiful. Water levels fluctuate due to Guadalajara’s and Mexico City’s water needs and on-again, off-again drought conditions. Commercial fertilizers washed into the lake have polluted it and nourished water hyacinth, an invasive plant that clogs the lake’s surface and kills off aquatic life. You’ll see very few people swimming here.

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Lago de Chapala in detail