Todos Santos Baja
A Pueblo Magico in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
A quaint, tranquil, quiet, relaxing small Mexican town, Todos Santos is another world, only one hour from Cabo San Lucas or La Paz. Todos Santos was officially designated a Pueblo Magico, or Magical Town on June 17, 2006, the official ceremony and appointment from the Tourism Secretary was held on October 23, 2006. The Annual Art Festival is usually held during the first part of February each year.
Todos Santos is nestled above a large huerta, or palm grove, on the Pacific coast, of Baja California Sur midway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, but it’s as different from both of these cities as they are from each other.
Founded in 1724, it was a remote, inaccessible outpost until the late 1800s when its vast aquifer was discovered. Sugarcane farmers rushed in and it grew into a booming agricultural community overnight.
Today, all kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables are grown in and around Todos Santos.
Not only has it retained its colonial charm; it’s become a bi-cultural oasis—a tropical paradise with a diverse selection of art galleries, shops, a few boutique hotels and several astonishingly good restaurants. You won’t find mega-resorts or cruise ships here, and you won’t find Burger King or McDonald’s either.
Todos Santos Restaurants and Dining
Enjoy good eats and fine dining in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur.
THE COLONY – Todos Santos, A Magical Town
Los Cabos Magazine Issue 44 Summer 2016
Todos Santos is a coastal palm oasis one hour north of bustling Cabo San Lucas and one hour south of La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. It’s a bohemian artists colony that feels at once timeless and avant-garde. This is a place that calls to people and for many different reasons. Some come in search of the México of yesteryear, a throwback to the novels they read growing up. Others seek to join the exciting arts scene; this is one of the most important art markets in the Baja Peninsula if not the whole country. Authors, poets, and all stripes of creative types retreat to Todos Santos. It is a sanctuary, a quiet place to reflect or retire. It is one of the most charming towns in all of Baja. Read more at the following link:
Todos Santos: A Magical Village
Los Cabos Magazine 2007
Seeing The Sights: Todos Santos, A Magical Village
By Sandra Berry,
Los Cabos Magazine Issue #13 – Summer 2007.
About an hour’s drive north of Cabo San Lucas, and the same distance south of La Paz, lies a gem of a town. It is the town of Todos Santos, hailed as a “Pueblo Magico,” a magical town, by the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico in 2006. In an effort to emphasize that Mexico is more than just sun, beach and beer, visitors are encouraged to seek out these magical towns. The Department of Tourism has designated 30 towns, throughout Mexico, as “Pueblos Magicos,” based on their outstanding history, art, architecture, cuisine, and ancient charm. www.loscabosmagazine.com/2007/07/todos-santos-a-magical-village/
Todos Santos Mission Church, Our Lady of Pilar
Located on the northeastern corner, next to the famous Hotel California, is the city’s lone Catholic church, which dates back to 1733. Our Lady of Pilar Church, or Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Pilar, is the most recognized place of worship in the small populated city of Todos Santos.
For years, day-trippers coming from Los Cabos to Todos Santos have flocked to the Hotel California, hoping to see “mirrors on the ceilings and pink champagne on ice.” Don Henley burst that bubble a while back when he denied any connection between the Eagles and the hotel. Calle Juarez (downtown) Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Tel: (011-52) 612-145-0525, Fax: (011-52) 612-145-0288