It was 140 kms (87 miles) each way but a lot of the drive is through the towns and villages around Lake Chapala so it still takes just over two hours each way.
140 kms (87 miles) each way to Guadalajara airport.
We had left around 12:00 noon and we didn't get back until just after 6:00pm, but we took advantage of the trip by stopping at the Bodega Aurrera store near the airport as well as the Walmart in Ajijic to pick up a few things that aren't as readily available in the town nearest us.
Ajijic and Chapala have a lot of expats and snowbirds from Canada and the U.S. living there, and we noticed a difference in pricing on some items at this Walmart. But there were still some deals to be had, we just had to be a little more selective.
Deals of the day? The Bodega Aurrera had grapefruits on special again. We bought four of them at 10 cents each!
Delicious sweet juicy grapefruits for 10 cents each!
And speaking of deals, Sal knows a guy in town who's selling bottles of 12 year old tequila for 100 pesos ($8.00). So we bought a bottle...we'll wait for friends Chris and Jaun to show up before we crack it open!
12 year old tequila for $8.00...anybody want a taste?
And another deal that you can take advantage of...our friends at Firmoo Optical have a customer appreciation sale on. Besides the fact that first time customers get a FREE pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses, you can also save $20 off your total order (not including shipping charges or discounted glasses) by using coupon code FIRMOOLOVESU
Just visit either of the two advertisements on this page.