Todos Santos, an eccentric little coastal town skirting the Pacific Ocean, is located on the south west of the Baja California Peninsula. This region of Mexico is a paradise of barren deserts and high mountain ranges infringed by the Sea of Cortez on one side and the shimmering Pacific Ocean on the other.
The town has a rich and diverse history, ranging from its founding in 1723, through the prosperous sugarcane years to its current personification as an artists’ settlement, agricultural hub and surfing hotspot. Although only a short 50 miles north of San Jose del Cabo, Todos Santos offers similar whale watching, snorkeling and diving tours for tourists, amazing coral reefs amidst a spectacular variety of marine fauna, exciting hiking opportunities in the surrounding mountains and early morning bird watching for beginners and avid birders alike.
Todos Santos, meaning “all saints”, also hosts a number of worthwhile annual festivals. The Festival de Cine brings together a terrific selection of feature films, short films and documentaries from across Mexico and Latin America. The Todos Santos Music Festival is nothing but fantastic music and great fun pulsing through the streets, an event that no one should miss!
Filled with a number of restaurants, inns and shops, the town has flowered into a reinvigorating alternative to the over-commercialisation of the Los Cabos region to the south. Those searching for an authentic Mexican town in the heart of a stunning oasis will find Todos Santos a superb place to relax, enjoy, and be inspired.