Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Villa del Ángel

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An 11-room bed and breakfast that’s in a converted hacienda at the foot of the mountains behind Ajijic.

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This 11-room bed and breakfast is in a hacienda that was built in the 1970s and has now been converted into a hotel. It has a beautiful hillside location with great views of the town and lake below.

The current owners, Bonnie and Jai, took over the hotel in 2018 and have been turning it into a place that’s aimed at more than just the casual weekend visitor from Guadalajara.

It’s now not just a hotel, but also a wellness center with a new yoga studio — ideal for retreats centered on meditation, relationships, nutrition, spirituality, cleansing/detox, and so on. Ask for their special retreat rates with accommodations for up to 25 people.

The staff will help you arrange for on-site massages and off-site activities, such as taking part in a temazcal ceremony, going to the mineral springs or riding horses. A bilingual driver is available to take you where you need to go around town.

All stays include a buffet breakfast with gluten-free and vegan options. Made-to-order egg dishes are also available.

Last updated June 2, 2019

Dane Strom

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Street View

Address

Privada Juárez #3

Ajijic

Phone

376-766-0783

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Villa del Ángel hotel in Ajijic, Mexico.

Villa del Ángel hotel in Ajijic, Mexico.

Inside the lobby. The hotel is a hacienda that was built in 1974.

Inside the lobby. The hotel is a hacienda that was built in 1974.

The communal dining area. A full breakfast buffet is included with your stay with the menu changing daily.

The communal dining area. A full breakfast buffet is included with your stay with the menu changing daily.

The hotel's kitchen. Eggs dishes are also made-to-order with the included breakfast.

The hotel's kitchen. Egg dishes are also made-to-order with the included breakfast.

Tea and coffee are always available.

Tea and coffee are always available.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Day of the Dead Skull Altar

Day of the Dead Skull Altar

A skull, white cross, candles, dyed sawdust, marigolds, Corona bottles and other offerings adorn an altar on the Night of the Dead in Chapala.

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Most people eat their breakfast on the balcony connected to the dining room and lobby...

Most people eat their breakfast on the balcony connected to the dining room and lobby...

...to take in the view of the grounds below, with Ajijic and Lake Chapala in the distance.

...to take in the view of the grounds below, with Ajijic and Lake Chapala in the distance.

The Raphael room.

The Raphael room.

The bathroom in the Raphael room.

The bathroom in the Raphael room.

The kitchen in the Raphael room.

The kitchen in the Raphael room.

The Virgin of Zapopan Visits Chapala

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The Raphael's balcony...

The Raphael's balcony...

...with its expansive view.

...with its expansive view.

The Jophiel room.

The Jophiel room.

The Jophiel room.

The Jophiel room.

The Jophiel room.

The Jophiel room.

The sink in the Jophiel room.

The sink in the Jophiel room.

The shower in the Jophiel room.

The shower in the Jophiel room.

Outside the Zuriel room.

Outside the Zuriel room.

Inside the Zuriel room.

Inside the Zuriel room.

The Zuriel room.

The Zuriel room.

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Ismael's Molcajete

Ismael’s Molcajete

Ismael Sánchez displays his well-worn molcajete in the kitchen of his Ajijic home.

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The kitchen in the Zuriel room.

The kitchen in the Zuriel room.

The Zuriel's patio.

The Zuriel's patio.

The Charmeine room.

The Charmeine room.

The Charmein's jacuzzi bathtub.

The Charmein's jacuzzi bathtub.

The patio sitting area outside the Charmeine room.

The patio sitting area outside the Charmeine room.

Día de los Angelitos

Day of the Little Angels: Remembering Children on the Day of the Dead

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Villa del Ángel has a chlorine- and salt-free pool and hot tub. It's cleaned every day, but that nearby yellow tree (a cassia fistula) is in bloom.

Villa del Ángel has a chlorine- and salt-free pool and hot tub. It's cleaned every day, but that nearby yellow tree (a cassia fistula) is in bloom.

The pool area.

The pool area.

There's plenty of room for lounging around the pool.

There's plenty of room for lounging around the pool.

There are also some sitting spaces spread throughout the hacienda.

There are also some sitting spaces spread throughout the hacienda.

A sitting area.

A sitting area.

The hacienda has a chapel, which was constructed in 1999.

The hacienda has a chapel, which was constructed in 1999.

Inside the chapel.

Inside the chapel.

One of the fountains outside of a room on the property.

One of the fountains outside of a room on the property.

Inside the new on-site yoga studio.

Inside the new on-site yoga studio.

The yoga studio is the only one in the area with wood floors.

The yoga studio is the only one in the area with wood floors.

Día de los Angelitos

Day of the Little Angels: Remembering Children on the Day of the Dead

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The yoga schedule changes from month to month. Check Villa del Ángel's Facebook page or give them a call (376-766-0783) for the most current information.

The yoga schedule changes from month to month. Check Villa del Ángel's Facebook page or give them a call (376-766-0783) for the most current information.

The lobby area of Villa del Ángel.

The lobby area of Villa del Ángel.

Villa del Ángel's north entry, located at Privada Juárez #3. Ring the bell on the black gate to enter. There is parking on the right.

Villa del Ángel's north entry, located at Privada Juárez #3. Ring the bell on the black gate to enter. There is parking on the right.

You can also park and enter the hotel from the south side at Emiliano Zapata #3. You'll avoid the steep hike along Privada Juárez that's needed to reach the north entry.

You can also park and enter the hotel from the south side at Emiliano Zapata #3. You'll avoid the steep hike along Privada Juárez that's needed to reach the north entry.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Dance of the Little Old Men

Dance of the Little Old Men

A boy in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, performs La Danza de los Viejitos, the Dance of the Little Old Men, a traditional dance from Michoacan.

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