The lake has had its challenges in the past and we`re happy to report that due to renewed clean-up efforts and educational programs, it is now considered safer that many lakes north of the border. There are no natural beaches, howevver Lake Chapala does have two yacht clubs which are open to members only.
Dr.Todd Stong has worked as a volunteer Civil Engineer with the regional governments for the past few years with regards to the Lake and has many articles about the topic to be found online.
You will also find a Pelican bird spectacle in the little pueblos of Petatán and Cojumatlán de Régules at the eastern end of Lake Chapala, in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Thousands of White pelicans fly from Canada and some Northern states to winter at Lake Chapala. It has been said that a pelican will not land on a polluted lake. Thousands of pelicans can’t be wrong!