Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

La Bella Vida

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Items for the home & garden, jewelry & accessories, local art & handicrafts, plus a quiet massage studio that’s available by appointment.

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La Bella Vida is a gift shop with home and garden decor, dishware, purses and bags, local art and handicrafts.

Brenda Carol opened the shop, whose name means “The Beautiful Life,” in 2008. It was originally located on 16 de Septiembre street, before moving to where it is now on Constitución.

La Bella Vida also has a massage studio hidden in the back of the store next to a garden and a gurgling fountain. If you’re looking for a particularly quiet place for a massage, La Bella Vida might be a good option for you. Two masseuses are on call. Make an appointment by calling 376-766-5131. You might also check out Natural Beauty for a massage.

Last updated May 12, 2019

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Street View

Address

Constitución #6

Ajijic

HoursOpen Now

Mon11:00am -4:00pm
Tue11:00am -4:00pm
Wed10:00am -5:00pm
Thu10:00am -5:00pm
Fri10:00am -5:00pm
Sat10:00am -5:00pm
Sun11:00am -4:00pm

Phone

376-766-5131

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Photos of La Bella Vida

Inside La Bella Vida at Constitución #6 in Ajijic, Mexico.

Inside La Bella Vida at Constitución #6 in Ajijic, Mexico.

This gift shop which has been around since 2008 sells home and garden items, jewelry and accessories, artwork and handicrafts, clothing, Mexican folk art, and other items.

This gift shop which has been around since 2008 sells home and garden items, jewelry and accessories, artwork and handicrafts, clothing, Mexican folk art, and other items.

A rooster lamp, mirrors, and notebooks embroidered with 'Ajijic, Mex.'

A rooster lamp, mirrors, and notebooks embroidered with "Ajijic, Mex."

Shoes, wallets, backpacks and other bags from Colombia and Mexico.

Shoes, wallets, backpacks and other bags from Colombia and Mexico.

Leather coin purses and bags.

Leather coin purses and bags.

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Escaramuza Sombrero

Escaramuza Sombrero

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Leather wallets.

Leather wallets.

Leather wallets, metal dishes, and metal photo frames.

Leather wallets, metal dishes, and metal photo frames.

Inside La Bella Vida.

Inside La Bella Vida.

Talavera dishware: butter dishes, ladles, bowls, pitchers, teacups, coffee mugs, napkin holders, salt and pepper shakers, and picture frames.

Talavera dishware: butter dishes, ladles, bowls, pitchers, teacups, coffee mugs, napkin holders, salt and pepper shakers, and picture frames.

Embroidered purses/bags.

Embroidered purses/bags.

An altar for friends and family members, including a teenager, made by his grandmother, Beatriz.

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Little notebooks.

Little notebooks.

Butterfly wall decorations made from clay.

Butterfly wall decorations made from clay.

Essential oils, including citronella oil, and ceramic essential oil diffusers.

Essential oils, including citronella oil, and ceramic essential oil diffusers.

Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, earrings, rings and other jewelry. Corn husk dolls.

Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, earrings, rings and other jewelry. Corn husk dolls.

Metal rooster figures, plus napkin ring roosters (in basket).

Metal rooster figures, plus napkin ring roosters (in basket).

Talavera pottery shot glasses and soap dispensers, plus glass shot glasses.

Talavera pottery shot glasses and soap dispensers, plus glass shot glasses.

Mirrors, crosses and bags.

Mirrors, crosses and bags.

Metal serving ware, coasters, napkin rings and other utensils.

Metal serving ware, coasters, napkin rings and other utensils.

Hats.

Hats.

Blouses and purses.

Blouses and purses.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Framed print of Aztec dancers during a procession in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.

Aztec Dancers in a Religious Procession

Aztec dancers take part in the final day of the month-long October celebration for Our Lady of the Rosary in Ajijic, Mexico.

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Hats, jackets and purses.

Hats, jackets and purses.

Embroidered jean jackets.

Embroidered jean jackets.

Handmade greeting cards designed with traditional tin work.

Handmade greeting cards designed with traditional tin work.

Bags and purses.

Bags and purses.

Embroidered bags.

Embroidered bags.

An altar for friends and family members, including a teenager, made by his grandmother, Beatriz.

Deciphering the Meaning Behind the Day of the Dead Altar

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Glass drinkware.

Glass drinkware.

Hats, photo frames, shot glasses.

Hats, photo frames, shot glasses.

Incense.

Incense.

Hats, blouses, rebozos (shawls), bags, mirrors.

Hats, blouses, rebozos (shawls), bags, mirrors.

Catrinas and glass angels.

Catrinas and glass angels.

Pet collars for dogs and cats, dog leashes, key holders.

Pet collars for dogs and cats, dog leashes, key holders.

Dog leashes.

Dog leashes.

More shot glasses, wine glasses, and glasses for other drinks.

More shot glasses, wine glasses, and glasses for other drinks.

You can also get a massage at La Bella Vida.

You can also get a massage at La Bella Vida.

The massage room is at the back of a hallway.

The massage room is at the back of a hallway.

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And then at the back of another hallway. If having a quiet place for a massage is important to you, La Bella Vida might be a good place for you.

And then at the back of another hallway. If having a quiet place for a massage is important to you, La Bella Vida might be a good place for you.

Two masseuses are on call. Dial 376-766-5131 to make an appointment.

Two masseuses are on call. Dial 376-766-5131 to make an appointment.

Outside La Bella Vida at Constitución #6 in Ajijic, Mexico.

Outside La Bella Vida at Constitución #6 in Ajijic, Mexico.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Day of the Dead Skull Wall

Candlelit Skull Wall on the Day of the Dead

Hundreds of candles illuminate a wall of handmade clay skulls on la noche de muertos during the Day of the Dead in Ajijic, Mexico.

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