Top 5 Reasons Travelers Should Visit Todos Santos in Baja California, Mexico
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Less than a two hour drive from Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, you’ll find Todos Santos. This quaint old town has been named a Magic City, and once you get here you’ll know why. With its laid back vibe, beautiful beaches and eco-friendly activities, it has become an amazing place to relax and enjoy the bohemian style atmosphere.
Todos Santos Bay is one of the best surf spots in the entire Baja Peninsula, and some would even say in Mexico. It has for many years attracted travelers who wish to ride the ocean waves. This thriving surf spot offers world-class point breaks, beach breaks and big wave sites. The best surfs in town are Pescadero Beach, Los Cerritos Beach and San Pedro Beach. From novice surfer to professional surfer, it is considered a paradise for all surfers. You can rent a surfboard or wetsuit from vendors or even find lessons along the beach. So if you are a surfer looking for adventure, you will love it here.
Todos Santos is a town with a lot of history, and when you take a city tour, you will see its historical and cultural development. Jesuit missionaries, the thriving sugar cane industry and even their role in the Mexican revolution. You can visit historic houses and buildings while learning the fascinating history of this small town. Its cobbled streets built in the 1800s and its colonial facades are well preserved. Visit the Mission of Nuestra SeÃ±ora del Pilar by Todos Santos, built in 1733. In recent years Todos Santos has turned into an agricultural center and has hosted many artists who have claimed residence in this picturesque town.
Hiking and Eco Tours
If you like to be outdoors, hiking is another great option. There are some amazing hiking trails you can’t miss. They are located around the mountains of the Sierra de la Laguna and up to the cliffs and coves of Punta Lobos. The views from above are incredible, overlooking the Pacific coast and the ruins of an ancient shipping port. These are top notch tours, so book and secure yours with one of the tour operators in the city. Other eco-tours include the full-day Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere hike or the Pacific Bluffs Cliff Walk, where you’ll pass crashing waves and sea lions. nature include whale watching, where you can spot humpback and gray whales, during the winter months or join the turtle releases which take place most evenings, mainly from December to February.
You can spend a few days in a luxury tent in the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Camps in the mountains or in Isla Espiritu Santo in the Sea of ââCortez. It is an unforgettable experience, where you will sleep surrounded by unspoiled wilderness, with all the comforts and amenities of a luxury hotel. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this site, where you can also observe the stars. You can choose your program or package, including a ranch lunch, hike, happy hour, and chef-prepared meals. In the morning, after a delicious breakfast, you can go for a hike and enjoy the spectacular views or watch the birds in the mountainous or coastal areas. Other activities include swimming with sea lions and whale sharks, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and surfing. Try a Mexican cooking class with a local chef and tortilla and cheese-making classes with a ranch family.
The Todos Santos Inn is a hacienda-style hotel that was once the home of a sugar baron. With high ceilings, courtyard gardens and antique furniture, this house has been restored and retains the feel of that era. Located in the heart of the historic city center, it is worth a visit if you are not staying there. As you stroll through the city center, be sure to visit the famous Hotel California. And just like the song of the Eagles, of which the legend tells, this hotel was the inspiration; we can assure you it is still a lovely place. You can walk under the arches, visit the rooftop for a view of the city, or have lunch at their restaurant La Coronela. There are many other hotels, from luxury to budget, and most of them are small but full of character.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the routine and stay in a beautiful city and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets on deserted beaches, do not hesitate Todos Santos. If you are in Baja California Sur this is definitely a destination to visit.
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