Todos Santos

and the surrounding towns

Todos Santos is magical. In every sense of the word. It is one of those places that holds on to it’s tricks and rarely flashes it’s cards. Visitors are kept on their  toes and stumble upon beauty around every corner. Humble and simple, the town unfolds with each passing step. Beauty is captured in the subtleties of the architecture, the flecking of paint, the dust settled on bar stools and the genuinity of the people.

 

Location: Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. One hour north of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19, at the base of the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains

Coordinates: 23°26′55″N 110°13′24″W

Population: 5,148

The town’s steady hum is magnetic. The pulse is there and it doesn’t skip a beat.

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The Palm Orchard

The Palm Orchard

The Palm Orchard

Where to Eat

Coffee + chocolate cake + scones + everything at Baja Beans

Fresh produce at the Sunday Market

Peanut energy balls + organic groceries at Pura Vida

Breakfast and Lunch at Bistro Magico, 11:30 a to 3:30 p  T/T/S 

Organic produce + fresh strawberries (when in season) at Agricole

Eggs ranchero style for breakfast at La Esquina

Traditional Mexican food at Manny Y Alma’s

Fish Tacos at Bahia Pescadaria and Tacos Jorge

Burgers and beer at Shut Up Franks

Drinks and sliders at La Copa Cocina in the Todos Santos Inn

Sunset drinks at Hacienda Cerritos, El Mirador and the roof deck at Guaycura

Poolside drinks + dinner at Freesouls 

Organic and healthy dinner at Hierbabuena

Fresh fish dinner at La Casita

Sushi and seafood at Carlito’s

Fancier fare at Cafe Sante Fe

Mezcal beverages at La Gitana 

What to Do

Learn how to make your own medicinal tinctures using local desert plants with Gaia Todos Santos

Feel the beauty of LOVEleigh Designs first hand at Morgan’s design studio in Cerritos

Surf at Cerritos

Rent mountain bikes in Todos Santos and explore the surrounding trails

The Sunday Market in El Pescadaro offers the region’s finest. Grab a coffee at Baja Beans and peruse the local offerings including yoga threads from Uranta and homemade body products + tinctures from Gaia Todos Santos

Try yoga in a tent at 9a with Josh at Aqui Yoga

Bliss out at Baja Zen. Check out their schedule here and keep an eye on their facebook page for special events

Climb the 7,000 foot high Picacho Sierra Madre
Visit an authentic pottery maker in the foothills of the Sierras
Visit Bridget and her beautiful handmade designs at ZII ROPA
There are 100+ artists that create in and around Todos Santos, including painters, wood turners, ceramic sculptors, jewelers, photographers, print makers, writers, actors, poets, musicians and clothing designers. Check out Artists of Todos Santos for information about the schedule of public art events, galleries, studios, workshops and classes.
For the most beautiful handmade blankets, stop into Factory Blanket, located just off Highway 19 near Cerritos beach

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The Palm Orchard

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Todos Santos

Todos Santos

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Todos Santos

Todos Santos

The Palm Orchard

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Contributed By


Nicole Lindstrom

Nicole Lindstrom

Nicole Lindstrom is a writer and traveler based in New York City. She is the creator and editor of the online travel guide GLDMNE and co-author of Wanderlust, A Modern Yogi’s Guide To Discovering Your Best Self.

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One Comment

  • Darlene Thompson says:

    your pictures are pure magic. brought back many beautiful memories. lived in Mulege for 2 years late 80’s, visited Todos Santos many times. it appears that T.S. has grown by the number of eating places you listed. it was quite small back then. thanx again for such beauty, keep them coming, you have a wonderful talent!

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