One of our favorite road trips when friends come to visit us is going to Todos Santos. Named “Pueblo Magico” in 2006, Todos Santos is a small coastal town at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur. It is about a 45 minute drive along a winding 2 lane highway through the desert and along the coast with a number of places to stop and enjoy the Pacific Ocean. Todos Santos is near the Tropic of Cancer and about an hour south of La Paz, the capital city of Baja California Sur.
Todos Santos thrived as the Baja sugarcane capital during the 19th century. Now the rich farmlands have been cultivated and the town prospers from an abundance of avocado, vegetable and chili farming, papaya and mango orchards, fishing and ranching.
Nuestra Señora del Pilar de La Paz is a mission that was founded in 1723 by father Jaime Bravo. The mission contains the statue of the Virgin of Pilar, which is a focus of the town’s main festival in October.
The area offers a number of beautiful beaches. Playa Las Palmas and Playa Los Cerritos are great for swimming and shell collecting. Cerritos draws surfers from all over the world.
In town there are a number of art galleries, Mexican craft shops, restaurants, boutique hotels and restored colonial buildings. Todos Santos is a great day trip from Cabo or if you prefer to spend more time we can help you with accommodations.
Some of our recommendations include:
February: Annual Home Tour of Todos Santos
Restaurants: Cafe Todos Santos
Restaurant Las Fuentes
Shut up Franks
Places to visit: Mission Church
Posada La Poza
The Todos Santos Inn
Casita de la Tortuga
Casita del Pescado
Casita del Sol