You will find that the small Mexican pueblo of Jocotepec is easy to get around and has everything you need to make your visit enjoyable. To reach Jocotepec, just take a right at the francionamiento main gate and follow the cobblestone road for about 1.5 km. This road is Matamoros and it will take you past the hospital on your left, the church on your right and to your first traffic light at Calle Miguel Arana.
To reach La Bodega Aurrera, Guadalajara Pharmacy, Pemex Gas or to get to the towns of Ajijic or Chapala, turn right. To go to the town’s center and to the weekly Tianguis, turn left.
You will find ample parking as well as several public parking areas. The best way to see the town is to park and walk around. Go to the town’s central plaza and you will find some of the local English-speaking residents sitting at the coffee shop on the north side. If you have not gotten a Mexican cel phone, you can get one right next door to the coffee shop. Everything else you may need is a short walk away. You will find several restaurants and street side eateries, as well as small neighborhood markets. Everything is pricedreasonablyand you will find the locals very helpful and happy to see you. Jocotepec is not a popular English- speaking town, so having a little knowledge of the Spanish language is helpful. But, do not fear, there is always someone close by that can speak English.
For a complete Mexican experience, consider visiting some of the other towns along the Lake Chapala coast. Use your GPS or your maps to go to San Juan Cosala, Ajijic, San Antonio and Chapala. You will find these towns to be popular among American and Canadian retirees that come looking for winter warmth and where you will find plenty to do. Ajijic and Chapala are also more English speaking friendly, so getting around is easy if you do not speak Spanish.Sorry, but there are even less French speaking opportunities in this area.
PLAZA AT JOCOTEPEC
MALECON AT JOCOTEPEC
MAYOR AT JOCOTEPEC CENTER
Guachimontones Ruins (Teuchitlan, Jalisco)
The large circular pyramids are the attraction of this unique archeological site dating from 300 BC. Close on Monday; Open from Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fun for kids and adults, in the center of the city of Guadalajara, a tour that will take us to the history of the Mexican people and some places in the fictional world. Open everyday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Cathedral de Guadalajara Great cathedral that houses relics of Holy Innocence; Built between the 16th and 17th centuries. Located in the center of Guadalajara. Open everyday 07:00 am to 8:00 pm
A building of historical interest, here concerts of the fine arts are presented. Working hours according with the events on schedule.
Galerias Santa Anita Mall Center
Shopping mall and entertainment venue Open every day from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Supermarket Open everyday from 07:00 am to 11:00 pm
La Rioja Center Mall
Restaurants (Sushi, Tacos, Italian, Starbucks coffee, Mexican Restaurant and more) Library, Toy Store, Electronic Stores, Pet Store, Fancy Supermarket, Ice cream, Donuts & more Open everyday from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Punto Sur Center Mall
Wide variety of gastronomic and fast food restaurants, as well as cinema and clothing and electronic stores. A lovely walk through the south of the city.
Casino Winland in Guadalajara.
Without fear of being wrong, this is one of the 15 casinos in the city. There is also one in Ajijic which is highly recommended. Opens 24 hours a day
Tourist walker Tlaquepaque considered a must stop. It is one of the most beautiful walkers that have shops and restaurants typical of Mexican crafts and food, especially dedicated to national and foreign tourism.
Mercado or tianguis de Tonala is a place full of blown glass, wood, ceramic and clay crafts, among others. Considered as a place to buy the typical souvenir of the city.
Exhibition and congress center with artists of international stature and very exclusive event. We recommend entering your calendar of events to book an event of your interest.
Palace of exhibitions and congresses
Expo Guadalajara has been for many years the best place for international fairs as well as leisure and fun exhibitions. Also has a calendar that is definitely worth checking out on its website:
The Malecon de Chapala, is one of the most important icons of the state of Jalisco. You can enjoy a boat ride to the famous island of the scorpions and delight its famous dry “charales” with lemon and salt. You can also walk along the Malecon and enjoy the visit of the Canadian pelicans during the winter.
Ajijic Centro Laguna Mall
Modern entertainment complex within the Ajijic shopping center with movie theaters, lounge and Casino.
The Wednesday Market in Ajijic Jalisco Mexico is a local tradition.
Also known as the "Tianguis". Early Wednesday morning, before daylight, the pick-up trucks and cars pull onto Revolution Street and people start setting up their stands. People usually start shopping around ten in the morning and by two or three in the afternoon the process starts all over again. People have to take everything apart and pack their trucks and drive out from the elements. You will find everything from fresh vegetables, flowers, fish, meat, cloths and anything else you can think of. See more pictures here: There is also a Monday Market in Chapala.
Jocotepec Tianguis “Street Market” on Thursdays
Only on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Fresh Market at Jocotepec Street. Local tradition for locals to buy their food for the week. (fresh fruit, veggetables, clothes and more). Compared with the Ajijic tianguis, this market is smaller and less crowded.
Supermarket in Jocotepec
Bodega is one of the supermarkets we have in town. They have almost everything you will need. Opens: 09:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday.
Recinto Maya Kay in Jocotepec
The Maya Kay enclosure is a dolphinarium and has a swim with dolphins and shows on weekends. It also has trained exotic birds. For more information you can visit the page: recintomayakay.com.mx
If what you like is the mountain and the forest, Mazamitla is for you, it is considered a magical town, where cold weather and pine vegetation abound. A small town but with great tourism especially on weekends. You can book a cabin and spend an incredible weekend.
Guadalajara Costco in the entrance to Guadalajara is an ideal place for your groceries and buy pizza just baked! It has ample parking and has hours from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
A great diversity and variety of activities can be carried out in this magical town of Tequila. located 1 hour and a half from Roca Azul RV Park. Visit modern and old factories of the tequila process, taste variety of tequila, tour the estates of the largest producers of this traditional drink.
Guadalajara Zoo is one of the most important attractions for the promotion of flora and fauna in children. It has an ecological reserve and reserve of animals such as penguins, kangaroos, gorillas, serpentarium, aquarium, polar bear, safari animals, among others.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS;
Roca Azul Main Office (Teo) - 33-10431768
EMERGENCY AMBULANCE OR POLICE - 911
Jocotepec Police – 01-387-76-30006
Jocotepec Medical Services – 01-387-76-31920
Jocotepec Fire – 01-387-7631804
Red Cross Ambulance Chapala – 01-376-7652308
Roca Azul RV Park address for package deliviry or Online orders:
Av. de la Carpa # 1 Fraccionamiento ROCA AZUL
Jocotepec, Jalisco C.P.45800
Jocotepec Hospital is 1.5 km north of the park on Matamoros before you get to the church on the left.
Jocotepec Police Station is located on Donato Guerra. Take a left just after the hospital on Matamoros. The police station is 1 block down on the left.
Post Office is located on the west side of the Jocotepec central plaza on Calle Hidalgo.
The Chapala Bus station is on Matamoros and Jose Santana. Buses leave every 20 minutes to Ajijic, Chapala and points along the lake. Also buses are available to Guadalajara and the airport.
The Jocotepec Bus station is located R. Corona across from the church and around the corner from the central plaza. Bus routes include western and central sections of Guadalajara.
Santander Bank is the only bank in Jocotepec and is located at Matamoros and Miguel Arana at the traffic lights.
BBV BANCOMER is 2 blocks from the Plaza at Miguel Arana half block away from Santander Bank.
ATM’s are available at Santander Bank and at the OXXO Mart at the Centro plaza.