A unique, deserted oasis overlooking white sand beaches and the Pacific Ocean, Todos Santos is one of the fascinating costal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Set at the foothills of the Sierra de La Laguna Mountains, Todos Santos has a mild climate throughout the year and an hour drive from Cabo San Lucas. Considered the bohemian and cultural center of Baja California, Todos Santos offers different art studios and restaurants serving creative cuisine with organic produce and fresh seafood.
Initially founded as a Mission in 1723, Todos Santos prospered during the 19th century for nearly 100 years, becoming a major sugar-cane producer. The colonial buildings and houses were financed by sugar production giving a cultural and architectural importance to the village. From the 1950’s the area suffered a financial decline that forced many families to live. In the mid 1980s the Mexican government invested in the area reestablishing farming land and developing tourist infrastructure.
Perfect escape for surfers and travelers seeking for nature, Todos Santos offers unspoiled beaches like Las Pocitas, La Pastora, Los Cerritos and Las Palmas, and the possibility to go snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and fishing.
Photo credit: © Mexico Tourism Board, Ricardo Espinosa-reo