A sub-tropical oasis overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Baja, California Sur. To the east the Sierra Laguna mountain range receives abundant rainfall which flows and filters down into Todos Santos, allowing organic farms, as well as groves of palms, mangos and papayas to flourish in the desert.
Besides its authentic colonial architecture and cobblestone streets, this picturesque gem of Mexico enjoys pure air, a pristine ocean and the best climate in North America, with temperatures averaging 75-85 degrees year round. Many of the original brick buildings are being transformed into hotels, art galleries, fine shops and gourmet restaurants. At the hub, is the colorful and legendary Hotel California.
Todos Santos, meaning "All Saints," was originally founded in 1723 by Jesuit Missionaries and more recently in 2006 was officially designated a Pueblo Magico (Magic Town) by the Mexican Tourism Secretary. This program was founded in 2001 to enhance towns considered historically significant by funding for preservation and restoration. It has incorporated 23 towns throughout Mexico including the towns of San Miguel Allende, Tequila and Los Alamos to name a few. Todos Santos has the distinction of being the only Pueblo Magico on the ocean.
Furthermore, in June 2010, TripAdvisor named Todos Santos in their "Top 10 Emerging Destinations in the World."
Local activities include:
- World class surfing and Swim Beaches
- Many art galleries and Local Artisan Workshops
- Gourmet Restaurants, Fishing Scuba and Snorkeling
- Art, Music, and Film festivals
- Extraordinary Whale and Bird watching
- Hiking in mountains or strolling down many of the pristine beaches
- Cooking classes
- Horseback riding
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