del Sol B&B Inn in Ajijic Mexico
Casa del Sol B&B Inn Ajijic Lake Chapala Jalisco Mexico Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Dick Paddock and Cathy Roberts
Address: Casa del Sol, Javier Mina #7, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
Mailing Address: Casa del Sol, 827 Union Pacific Blvd., PMB 71-321, Laredo, Texas 78045-9452 USA
Activities/Attractions: Ajijic (Ah-hee-heek) has the normal services of the 21st century - water treatment plants, electricity, cellular phones, and the internet. But when you first arrive here what you see is the mystery and charm of a 16th century village. Restaurants buy mesquite firewood for their grills from a local farmer, who delivers it on his donkeys. Cows and horses graze along the lake. And maize is grown everywhere, to be made into corn tortillas, a staple of the Mexican diet.
The narrow cobblestone streets remind us of old Europe. Drive with your window rolled down, so you can hear the clip-clop of horses' hooves; just around the corner you may see a caballero riding to work on his horse, a common sight in the village. Wandering along the village streets is the best way to see Ajijic. In the most unexpected places you'll find things to surprise and delight you. Ajijic still retains its charm as an artist's colony, and the narrow cobblestone streets house art galleries and studios for painters, photographers, sculptors, weavers, potters and talented craftsmen.
A few blocks from the plaza is Lake Chapala, the largest lake in Mexico, approximately 50 miles long and about 20 miles at its widest point. Former presidents of Mexico have had estates here, and today Lake Chapala is a popular retreat with many people coming in from Guadalajara for the weekends. The lake is surrounded by mountains, and enjoys a climate which is dry, warm and sunny year round, with a rainy season - it usually rains at night - from June to October. National Geographic magazine rated this one of the world's best climates.
"This has been wonderful! We enjoyed our stay immensely. You were a charming host and made us feel welcome instantly. Thank you for everything. We will certainly be back."
"Thank you for your perfect hospitality and the best margaritas in Mexico! We have really enjoyed these five days here at Casa del Sol and Ajijic. Thanks for taking care of us!"
"You are the best! Our room is just so great with décor and balcony over the pool and mountains. Looking forward to another visit at Casa del Sol - plus Casey and Maya were 'my dogs' for a few days and I loved it!"
"Simply stunning B&B. What an oasis of color and design that is a treat for the eyes and the soul. You have done a spectacular work of art throughout your lovely Inn."
"Thank you for treating us like family from reservations until final departure. Having traveled our whole lives, this has been undoubtedly one of the finest experiences ever. You've put together a B&B that makes every guest feel special as well as truly catered to."
General Information: Welcome to the comfort and hospitality of Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast Inn ... located in the heart of the 16th century village of Ajijic, Mexico. Nestled between the Sierra Madre mountains and Lake Chapala at 5,000 feet above sea level, Casa del Sol is centrally located on a quiet residential street, just two blocks from the village plaza.
Each of our seven beautiful guest rooms features its own unique style and decor, with king or queen beds and a private bathroom. Each room also has cable TV/VCR plus internet and phone connections and a ceiling fan. Most rooms offer a balcony with fabulous views of the lake or mountains and one even has a charming corner fireplace.
Payment Accepted: Mexican Pesos or US Dollars.
Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).
Delicious, gourmet full breakfast and taxes included.
"To the classiest B&B in all of Mexico! Casa del Sol was incomparable, unbeatable in all of Mexico as a B&B and believe me, we have seen many parts of Mexico -- from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Your place was one of the very best, bar none. Of course, you add a very special flavor to the place with your affable personality, your sharpness and wit and your fount of endless information relating to the Lake Chapala region."
"Our best trip to Ajijic! Really enjoyed the 'Fiesta Time' each day. We learned so much from you, your friends and other guests as well as making new friends that we will keep in contact with. We will be returning to Casa del Sol!! Casey & Maya (the dogs) were an added bonus for us!"
"Casa del Sol is an oasis in itself…but we could never have anticipated the pleasure of being treated like 'family' and all your personal interest in our well-being! I can't imagine a lovelier setting to fall in love with Ajijic - see you again soon!"