Mountain Bliss – Tapalpa, Jalisco, Mexico


Mexico is blessed with slightly fewer than 40 small towns that have met the government’s strict standards and earned the right to be called Pueblo Magicos or magic towns. However, if you were only going to visit one of them we might recommend that you make it Tapalpa.

About two hours from Guadalajara at an altitude that ensures cool weather even when Guadalajara is sweltering, Tapalpa is compact but bustling, absolutely clean and gorgeous and has one of the best elote (corn) vendors we’ve come across in all of Mexico.Hiking trails to roaring waterfalls, a field of enormous boulders weirdly jumbled about and a charming nearby lake round out the picture.

The church in Tapalpa.

The church that anchors Tapalpa's square.

A fountain on the square in tapalpa filled with flowers

It's not unusual for town squares to have fountains, however, the ones in Tapalpa were filled with Alcatraz, the Spanish word for Cala Lilies, when we visited. Gorgeous.

Our dear friend Tom, Iliana, David & Christina who have allowed us to make their casa in Ajijic our casa, in Tapalpa's square.

We visited Tapalpa with Tom, Iliana, David and Cristina who have allowed us to make their casa in Ajijic our casa in Ajijic and have become cherished friends in the process.

A basket full of freshly picked pitalla which are the delicious and refreshing fruits that grow on the local cactus once a year. They're like a cross between a kiwi, a fig and a plum.

A basket of freshly picked pitalla which are the delicious and refreshing fruits that grow on local cactus once a year. They're like a delicious cross between a kiwi, a fig and a plum.

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