Todos Santos Mexico is a sleepy little surf town north of Los Cabos – a pretty 45-minute drive away along the Pacific side of the peninsula.
The first thing you’ll notice driving into town are the famous Todos Santos restaurants, and the taco stands. Each one has a specialty – whether it’s Baja fish tacos, tacos al pastor, or carnitas – and it’s best to discover them the old-fashioned way by working through the menus. However, if you thought Baja was just a quick and easy way to experience some authentic local cuisine, and get a rushed tan at an all-inclusive resort, you’re not alone, but you’re not entirely correct.
Modern-day Todos Santos excursions always include wellness retreats, and have become a wonderful addition to the town’s growing social and cultural life. These events usually boast cleansing foods, which help fuel you through a bunch of holistic beauty workshops, extensive yoga programs and all-important breathwork classes.
Elsewhere, Yoga Vida’s infamous programs are usually packed with daily yoga sessions, surfing lessons at Cerritos, paddle-boarding, and fishing with the locals! Here, you’ll get to enjoy locally-sourced organic foods, relax at the spa with refreshing mud masks, and enjoy some downtime on the warm beach.
Speaking of beaches, Playa Cerritos is arguably the best beach for swimming, surfing, and snorkeling. For solitude, sunning, strolling, and shell collecting, pitch an umbrella into the sand at Pescadero or Punta Lobos and recline among the palm trees.
Overall, December is an excellent time to visit as you’ll be able to see whales migrating south, experience swimming with whale sharks first-hand, and indulge in the finest Sea of Cortez kayaking around. Although the white-sand beaches and world-class surf breaks are all yours year-round.
In Todos Santos the streets are quiet, the beaches are pristine, the sunsets are magnificent, and the stargazing is spectacular. Looking for dry desert heat, ocean breeze, and pure relaxation? Look no further.