Cliktrips likes the beach, palm trees, mountain hikes, desertscapes, forest walks, the jungle, tropical islands, swimming pools, lake swims, rocky seaside cliffs, sunsets, soundbaths, hot tubs, the occasional cold plunge, bicycle rides, road trips, spritzes of all kinds, lots of snacks and the colors pink and green. Cliktrips also enjoys late night techno parties, balearic rooftop hangs, weird weekenders, tropical sounds, trippy disco, and dancing ‘til dawn.

 

Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico

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.

Recommended hotels include the hip Rancho Pescadero with rates around $220/night and the colorful Hotelito with rates around $100/night.

Or you can rent a house.

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.

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