Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tapalpa day trip

We took a day trip to Tapalpa.  It was one of the prettiest places in Mexico that we have visited.  The town sits at 7,300 foot elevation and there are lots of Pine trees.  It's a two hour drive from the Chapala area.  There are so many things to do, we will be returning for several days.
You drive the four lane toll road half of the way there, then it is a two lane road the other half.
Monday is market day.  These are little eateries that cater to the the locals.
The sides and the ceiling of the Church are made of individual bricks.
Vicki, J. C. and Debbi have found a Ponche shop.  They mix Tequila with Cherry, Mango, Peach etc.   Then they sell it by the bottle, usually 3 to 5 us dollars.  Here, they are sampling different flavors.
This is a very different look for the outside of a church in Mexico.
Horseback rides are a 15 minute drive from Tapalpa.
Land is expensive here.  You can pay 50,000 per acre US for bare land.
The East County in San Diego has some large boulders, but these are huge. 
One of the things we want to do when we return is ride horseback.  The cost is 11 dollars per hour per person.
If you didn't know better, you would think you were in Montana or Wyoming!


  1. I love your blog. I just discovered it by accident. I have been to Ajijic twice. I was just there Aug. 18 - 25th. I met so many nice people and it was so easy to get around without a car. I'm coming back in January with my brother who is retired and is looking into moving down there. This is the first blog I've seen that mentions San Nicolas. We will have to come check it out too.
    Liz G.

  2. hello! i came upon your entry and i, myself, am planning a day trip to Tapalpa this Sunday. i was wondering if you still remembered the company or location for the horseback riding.. i've been having a little bit of difficulty finding a place to reserve the horses for a few hours. I will greatly appreciate if you're able to help me out as soon as possible, since today is friday! my email is nochedeverano23@yahoo.com Thank you in advance, M.