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  Chapala Lake, Guadalajara  
 

The Chapala Lake is a natural reservoir located between the states of Jalisco and Michoacán, approximately 50 kilometers southwest of Guadalajara on highway number 44.

 
  The Chapala Lake is a natural reservoir located between the states of Jalisco and Michoacán, approximately 50 kilometers southwest of Guadalajara on highway number 44. This paradise of nature has an extensión of 109 801 ha with 9 meters deep and is considered the largest body of water in Mexico. Currently the lake is found over a valley surrounded by volcanic cones, in addition to finding on the hills former geological faults and regulates the climate of the region. The course of the lake continues by various municipalities of Jalisco and Michoacan.

On the bank of the Chapala you can find hundreds of plants among them: tripilla, estrellas de agua, lirio, also pajonal, juncal or tule in places where the water level does not exceed one meter in depth. The lake is home to 9 families of fish, with 39 native species and 4 introduced, in addition to migratory birds native to the lake. Among the birds are the pelicans, ducks and migratory birds in the Atlantic. You can peacefully navegate along its extension of fish. Its surroundings can give you a chance of visiting some of its pictoresque towns and villages.
 
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