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Directions from Chapala/Ajijic to Consulate and back

Directions from Chapala/Ajijic to the Consulate of Canada in Guadalajara

  • From Lake Chapala, take Carretera Federal 44 – Chapala/Guadalajara northbound.
  • Approximately 9 km after passing the Guadalajara International Airport, as you enter into the city, the North and Southbound lanes of the Chapala/Guadalajara highway split in two at a large "Bienvenidos" sign (keep following towards the North).
  • As the opposing lanes merge once again, stick to the left and take the left-side exit (new ramp) onto Calz. Lazaro Cardenas towards Puerto Vallarta and Nogales.
  • After 7.5 km, you will pass under the Arcos del Milenio (Golden Arches) and take your first Retorno (exit on the right).
  • Turn right at the first traffic light, on Paseo de La Arboleda.
  • Go through one traffic light, under the overpass, and then turn right at 2nd intersection onto Chicharo (there is a red building on the corner named Hacienda Tamborazo de Don Juan).
  • Go two blocks to a T junction; the World Trade Centre (WTC - two pink towers) is across the street on the right.
  • Parking (temporary): Guests can park for a fee of $ 20.00 MXP per hour at the valet-managed open parking lot on the left side of the WTC.

Directions from the Consulate of Canada in Guadalajara to Chapala/Ajijic 

  • Leaving the parking of the World Trade Centre, turn left heading north on Rincon de las Praderas.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the street, turn right onto Mariano Otero.
  • When you arrive at the roundabout of the Arcos del Milenio (Golden Arches), take the first exit on your right onto Lazaro Cardenas (in the direction of Mexico/Tonala).
  • At your first opportunity, after approximately 1 km, merge into the centre lanes of Lazaro Cardenas.
  • In another 6 km, take your right-hand exit into the lateral lanes of Lazaro Cardenas, following a sign indicating Chapala/Tlaquepaque/Calz. Glez Gallo/Airport. The exit into the lateral lanes is approximately 250 metres past the sign.
  • Once in the lateral lanes, after approximately 300 metres, merge to the right following the sign for Chapala/Aeropuerto/El Salto.
  • After taking the curve, you will find yourself in the lateral lanes of Carretera Federal 44 – the Guadalajara/Chapala highway southbound. You will need to merge left onto the main highway.
  • This highway will lead you past the airport, all the way to Chapala/Ajijic. Be sure to stick to your right when the highway splits into two, approximately 14.5 km past the airport (the split to the left is Carretera 35 leading to Poncitlan/Ocotlan/La Barca).



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