Todos Santos in Mexico’s Baja California Sur region is a rich agricultural area surrounded by a dry environment. Its history includes being a major sugar-cane production center. More recently it has become a destination for fashion shoots taking advantage of its perfect beaches and weather. See why this area may be one of Mexico’s best undiscovered vacation destinations.
Find powerful waves and gorgeous sunsets at Playa La Cachora. South of town Los Cerritos is an idyllic stretch of sand with beach bar, restaurant and showers. It’s also one of the safest for swimming and a great place for collecting shells or learning to surf. Fish with local fishermen at Punta Lobos Beach or watch them bring in their daily catches.
Head to Hotel California after sunset for drinks, food and entertainment. Next to this establishment, you’ll find the Emporio Gallery with unique merchandise from around the world. Jill Logan Gallery showcases the work of American-born local artist Jill Logan. Her style of layering paint has appealed to many collectors around the world.
Learn about the town’s cultural background and history by visiting the Professor Nestor Agundez Martinez Cultural Center. Sample the area’s rich cultural framework at a show at the Márquez de León Theater.
Todos Santos began as a missionary settlement. The church on the hill overlooking the town marks where the original structure stood in the mid 18th century. Tour Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church with its collection of original artifacts and appreciate the splendid views over the ocean and surrounding land.
Los Pinos Park in the town can provide an alternative to the beautiful sandy beaches. Relax under shady tall trees and let your children enjoy the play area. When you’re in the park, it may be difficult to imagine that a vast arid area lies just outside town. Include whale watching while visiting Todos Santos. Finish your day with fresh seafood at one of the town’s restaurants.