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Todos Santos

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Location

A small coastal town in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side of the Baja California Peninsula, about an hour’s drive north of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19 in the municipality of La Paz.

History

The mission at what is now Todos Santos, Misión Santa Rosa de las Palmas was founded by father Jaime Bravo in 1723. In 1724 it was renamed Nuestra Señora del Pilar de La Paz. The highway brought tourists and the rich farmlands have been revived. The town now prospers from farming vegetables, chilies, avocados, papayas and mangoes; as well as from fishing and ranching.

Population

The population was 6,485 at the census of 2015. It is the second-largest town in the municipality.

Education

There are so many schools public and private with bilingual learning for Mexican and international youth in Todos Santos like The Sierra School of Todos Santos, Cecyte Todos Santos, Secundaria Educadores de Baja California.

Transportation

Near to International Airport in La Paz and is served by Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles.

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You can live in a magic town, a beautiful place where the encounter of cultures is something daily and people are captivated by the intense artistic life, by the subtle spell of its streets and the enveloping swing of its beaches that look at the Pacific.

What to do:
Surf

Surfers from all over the world search for the perfect wave on their beaches. Beaches like La Poza, Batequitos, San Pedrito, Cerritos, Punta Lobos and Los Esteros have strong waves; They are favorite spots for professional and amateur surfers. Take surf lessons at almost every hotel in town. Here you find your surfer kit: board, wetsuit, keels, inventions (ropes), paraffin and sunscreen.

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Release of Sea Turtles

In the greenhouse they hatch around ten thousand eggs. If you go as a family, it is one of the places you should know, take into account that the release of the young is in late November and May.

Shopping

Baja Beans Market in Pescadores, gathers every Sunday the producers of the region who offer: chili jellies, fruit jams, farm eggs, smoked fish, biological cleaning chemicals. Don’t leave without enjoying a cup of coffee at Baja Beans Coffee, produced with the highest quality. Kiss me a lot Bazaar. Come to this magical and mysterious place by designer Rouss Ramírez. Discover beautiful objects from Mexico and the world; there are clothing, footwear, jewelry, paintings, ornaments and unique pieces. Visit Gabo’s Gallery or Nanette Hayles’s Gallery, also Emporio Hotel California; a gallery store with all kinds of vintage and art things.

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Restaurants

Jazamango, restaurant of chef Javier Plascencia, who does honor to the arugula plant that offers a very particular flavor. You will find dishes that combine ingredients from the region and the organic ones collected in its garden accompanied by the delicacies that the South Californian sea gives. Try Álegre Vida, a wine made by hand by the Huerto Alegría. It is one hundred percent mango, it has a soft tropical touch; for its quality and flavor it is similar to a Chardonnay. He has won the Gold Award three times in a row for best white wine at the GastroVino festival.

Beaches

If you want to camp, admire the waves for hours, observe birds and sea lions, you must go to Punta Lobos. If you travel with children, visit San Pedrito; Between its cliffs there are small caves where they can play. It is perfect for camping. If you move away a little you will be in Los Cerritos, the great waves are wanted to surf, you can also camp and fish. Take advantage of its desert sidewalks and run cross country.

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Festivals

Art Festival: It takes place during the month of February, with the participation of local and foreign artists.

Reggae Festival: It is celebrated the last week of February with invited groups from different parts that meet at San Pedrito beach.

Latino Film Festival: The most awarded Latin films are exhibited, the event is complemented by conference cycles.

Patron saint festivities: They take place on October 12 with various cultural events, popular dances and horse races.

Additional services
Hospital & Medical Care

Todos Santos is really close to the 5 major hospitals in the La Paz metropolitan area. Many of the doctors are teaching professors continuing their education in the United States on the latest equipment and procedures. Unlike the U.S., doctors are happy to make house calls to their patients at very reasonable fees.

Dental Services

Many Americans go to Mexico specifically to receive high quality dental care at a fraction of the cost in the U.S. The dentists use the latest equipment and procedures, and are fluent in English.

Private Schools

In Todos Santos you can find Private Schools, if you are interested in giving your children the best education with bilingual learning for Mexican and international children.

Banks & Banking Financial Services

Todos Santos has professional banking and financial services. Many, if not Most have English-speaking personnel and most have branches throughout the community, you can find any type of service you are looking for to satisfy your banking needs.