A unique, deserted oasis, Todos Santos is one of the fascinating costal towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico. It overlooks white sand beaches and the Pacific Ocean.
Set at the foothills of the Sierra de La Laguna Mountains, Todos Santos has a mild climate throughout the year. Moreover, it is an hour drive from Cabo San Lucas. Considered the bohemian and cultural centre of Baja California, it 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. After that, it became a major sugar-cane producer. Therefore, the sugar production financed the original colonial buildings, giving a cultural and architectural importance to the village. From the 1950’s the area suffered a financial crisis that forced many families to leave. After all, in the mid 1980s the Mexican government invested in the area reestablishing farming land and developing tourist infrastructure.
Perfect escape for surfers and travellers seeking nature, Todos Santos offers unspoiled beaches. For example, travellers can visit Las Pocitas, La Pastora, Los Cerritos and Las Palmas. In addition, they can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking and fishing.
Photo credit: © Mexico Tourism Board, Ricardo Espinosa-reo