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Todos Santos is a Baja California oasis on the Pacific Ocean approximately 50 miles north of Cabo San Lucas and 50 miles southwest of La Paz in southern Baja California. Todos Santos is located just south of the Tropic of Cancer.

The climate is delightful with year-round temperatures in the 70's and 80's. The rainy season, which can be hot and humid, begins in August and continues through the end of September. The prevailing Pacific winds cool the land while driving cloud formations eastward. Normally these conditions would create a very arid environment. However, the 7,000 foot Sierra de la Laguna mountain range above Todos Santos receives abundant rainfall which flows and filters down to Todos Santos, creating the spectacular oasis that distinguishes the region. Orchards of mangoes, papayas and various vegetables flourish here.

Todos Santos cannot be compared to Cabo, Acapulco, or even La Paz. It is a sleepy little paradise, a charming traditional Mexican town. The town closes by 10:00 p.m. unless there is a dance or a party, in which case...who knows. One fiesta the town will stay up for is the Festival de la Virgin de Pilar, a sort of founder's day on October 12th. The town is probably most famous for it's artists. You'll find many prominent artists and their art galleries here in town, sort of a "Carmel in Baja". There are only two full service bars in town, and both have a local and tourist clientele. There are several fine and justifiably famous restaurants. You'll find high-end lodging as well the less expensive. Believe it or not, there is not a single condominium on the Baja Pacific Coast between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos.

Perhaps not as progressive and fast moving as other Mexican resorts, Todos Santos is an authentic Mexican village. The people are happy, kind and gentle. Many current families' ancestors first settled here in the 1700's. The lifestyle here is simple and quiet.

Todos Santos may not offer sophistication or affluence that can be measured in gold or silver, but it does offer beauty, heart and peace, riches not easily found in current times. A perfect place to relax and unwind.

View of the church from the zocalo, Todos Santos
View of the church from the zocalo, Todos Santos

Palm grove just north of Todos Santos
Palm grove just north of Todos Santos


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