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San Antonio Tlayacapan

The town of San Antonio Tlayacapan

San Antonio Tlayacapan is a small town on the north shore of Lake Chapala located between Ajijic and Chapala.  Despite all the foreign influence it is still a very traditional town.  Its people are very friendly and it is a place where you can breathe the tranquility and relaxation of the Lake.

What does the name “San Antonio Tlayacapan” mean?

The word Tlayacapan comes from the nahuatl language and it means “On top of the tip of the earth” or “Place of the limits”.

Location

San Antonio is located on the shore of the Lake Chapala between Ajijic and Chapala.

Economic Activities

Tourism as the native people of San Antonio work in restaurants and the Country Club where many golf and the companies of Coca Cola and the beer Corona have their offices and warehouses.

San Antonio Tlayacapan Weather

The weather is moderate and warm with an average annual temperature of 19.6°C (68°F)

Population

The population of San Antonio Tlayacapan is approximately 5,000 people.

San Antonio Tlayacapan Amenities

  • Mall Centro Laguna – is the bigger mall in the area with restaurants, a casino, movie theater, etc.
  • Square – this is where the most important events in town take place.
  • Super Lake – it’s the store with more American items than anywhere else.  
  • Walmart – this is where it is located and the only one on the Lake.

Traditions

San Antonio Tlayacapan Fiesta (Festival/Fair) and other important events

Celebrated in the month of June in honor to the saint San Antonio. This celebration brings lots of music, dances, fireworks, much food and the exciting visitations of family members that live abroad.

Día de Muertos (Day of the dead)

This is the day that people make a big altar in the square in honor to their dead family members.

Play of Jesus’s crucifixion

This takes place in the holy days of eastern and expect the crowds for the special tradition played live for the locals.

Condominiums and Communiteis

  • El Parque
  • El Dorado
  • Cielo Vista
  • Vista Alegre
  • Hacienda San Antonio
  • Chula Vista
  • Chula Vista Norte

INTERNET, TELEVISION CABLE AND TELEPHONE SERVICE

Internet – good speed and connection provided by the following companies:

  • Telmex– Address: Carretera Chapala- Jocotepec Ote. 113, Ajijic, Jal.

Hours- 8:00 am- 4:30 pm.

  • Telecable – Address: Hidalgo, Riberas del Pilar. Tel 01 376 765 4550

Hours – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Television Service – Companies:

  • Sky – Address: Hidalgo 69 B, Riberas del Pilar. Tel 01 376 76 106 2195

Telephone – this service is provided by the companies:

  • Telmex – Address: Carretera Chapala – Jocotepec Ote. 113, Ajijic, Jal.

Hours- 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • Telcel – Address: Carretera Jocotepec – Chapala 206, Int 2, Centro Laguna Mall

Hours- 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Potable Water and Sewer Systems

Water service comes from municipal wells.  It is good almost all year but during the dry months it can be limited.

The city is in charge of the sewer system.

SIMAPA – sewage treatment and water supply.

Address: Hidalgo 117, San Antonio Tlayacapan. Tel 01 376 766 5838

Hours – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

ELECTRICITY

Provided by Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

Address – Zaragoza 451, Chapala Jalisco. Tel 01 376 765 3966

Hours – 8:15 am- 6:00 pm.

MEDICAL SERVICES

  • Centro de Salud San Antonio Tlayacapan – Ramón Velázquez 30. Tel 01 376 765 7328
  • Chapala Med – Libramiento Plaza Interlago 132. Tel 01 33 3950 9414
  • Hospital San Antonio -Tel 01 376 689 0911.

Restaurants in San Antonio Tlayacapan

Tony’s – Indepedencia 149. Tel 01 376 766 4614
Ol-Lin vegan – Independecia 137-B. Tel 044 33 1819 3969
Mario´s – Ramón Corona 132. Tel 01 376 766 1452
Adelita Bar & Grill – Indepedencia 124-A. Tel 01 376 766 0097
La Paceña– Hidalgo 158. Tel 3331578943
Panino’s – Hidalgo 9-A. Tel 01 376 766 3822
Mariscos Lety – Gonzalez Gallo 71. Tel 01 33 3955 9479
Sunrise Restaurant – Hidalgo 119. Tel 01 376 766 6123
Tacos Frida – Hidalgo 160. Tel 01 376 766 3754
Trip’s Burger – Libramiento Chapala- Ajijic 206, Centro Laguna Mall.
Food Court – Libramiento Chapala- Ajijic 206, Centro Laguna Mall

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