Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Originally published July 2010
Todos Santos is a small, sleepy town on the Pacific Coast of Baja, Mexico.
Located an hour and a half drive north of Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos is still clinging to the old Mexican way of life, but with an added hint of modern charm and style that keeps the town from being too hippy. There is also a growing expat and art community in the area, which has created a nice selection of quality restaurants and colorful, boutique style hotels to choose from. There are also plenty of fun, modern houses to rent for not too much money.
There are no big resorts, no Cabo Wabo or Squid Row mega bars and certainly no hordes of college kids whooping it up on Spring Break here. Instead, you can surf and swim all day or just lounge around on miles of almost empty beaches, eat fish tacos, and spend your nights watching the hot desert sun slowly set over the Pacific. If you’re the more active type, there is plenty of sightseeing nearby, or you can do some shopping and gallery hopping in the town center.
You’ll need to fly into Cabo San Lucas and rent a car (or hire a driver) for the hour and a half drive to Todos Santos. Round trips flights from NYC range between $400-$500 depending when you go.
Read more about Todos Santos in the NY Times.