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Sunset from our terrace

There have been quite a few inquiries of exactly where we are.

SAN JUAN COSALA is a small little town between AJIJIC and JOCOTEPEC

These towns sit around Lake Chapala in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

The lake we look over and the mountains we are sitting high up in are actually a dormant volcano.  When driving here from Guadalajara, we drive UP and through a mountain pass.  The lake is the crater.

Maybe a picture will help…

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Where are we?  Look down and near coast you see Guadalajara.  See the blue lake?  That is Lake Chapala and we are on that lake.  The lake is 56 miles by 12 miles.


Back to the country map.  You will see Colima.  Colima is the name of a Mexican state, it’s capital city, and an active volcano. There are two peaks in the volcano complex -one is dormant and cool enough for snow and the other is hot.  We look forward to visiting there and finding out more.  Our casa is so high up in the mountain here that we can see the top of Colima -which is nearly a 3 hour drive away.  We’ll keep you posted.

To the West on the map, you see Puerto Vallarta -that is about 4 hours  away.  We REALLY look forward to visiting there.  Who wants to come down and go with us?

Some confusion about the size of Mexico.  It’s not small.  See the border town of Laredo/Nuevo Laredo?  That is 15 hours away.  (we know, we drove it)

Most all of Mexico is in the CENTRAL TIME ZONE.  For all you friends on the East Coast, we are just 1 hour behind.

Current Temperature

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{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Elly February 2, 2011, 8:24 am

    The view of “sunset from our terrace” looks like a postcard!

  • Rebecca and George Duarte February 2, 2011, 3:11 pm

    It doesn’t look like you are that far away from the Pacific Coast, But on the lake which side are you on, Whats the name of the town. You need little dots that say you are here.

  • Lori Borys February 2, 2011, 3:17 pm

    Great picture and helpful geography lesson. Thanks for sharing as always.

  • admin February 2, 2011, 6:55 pm

    we are on the north west part of the lake. look for jocotepec and ajijic -we are right in the middle of them.

  • Missy Mills February 3, 2011, 6:56 am

    If we do the Mexican Riviera cruise in April we will stop in Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta. Just sayin’…. 😉

  • Debbie M February 4, 2011, 11:08 am

    I want to go to Puerto Vallarta with you! We only stayed one night when we were there just to check out where we might go for weekend getaways after we move there. We look forward to lots of fun travel trips with all of you! Fun in the Sun, Singin in the Rain, Swingin thru the Jungle…let’s do it all. After field service of course…

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