Ok now to be fair, Anthony and I were only in Todos Santos for a total of two days. However, I could have stayed for a week to explore, eat, shop, stargaze, and whale watch.
Todos Santos is about an hour and a half just north of Cabo. Upon landing, we rented a car from BBB Rental and drove up the coast to our eco-friendly casita, Los Colibris Casitas. Side note: We would have rented from Cactus Rental as they had a better selection of vehicles but they had a four-day minimum.
Los Colibris is owned by a couple who run the casitas and take visitors on local excursions and adventures. The hotel is outfitted with an internationally graded water filtration system, so believe it or not, it’s safe to drink agua from the tap. I confirmed with a nurse who was staying there and ended up drinking it daily with no issues.
This quaint bed and breakfast type hotel has an infinity pool overlooking the town with a direct view to the beach where you can actually see whales spouting and breaching. It’s incredible!
To get to the beach you can either drive or take the hike down. We opted for the latter and got a little workout in. If you decide to hike, be sure to bring the right walking attire and a bottle of water as it’s a little rocky and can get hot.
It took about seven minutes to drive from Los Colibris to the center of Todos Santos. Once you make it to town, park your car and explore! I seriously wish we had days more to do so.
There are so many gems tucked away, so much to see, eat, and admire. Todos Santos is a colorful mini-city filled with friendly locals who have created a lovely destination for folks like myself and Anthony who like to detour from the large resort travel destinations.
There is no doubt we will be back to Todos Santos as I can feel in my bones that I have more exploring to do there.
Below I am sharing what we did experience in hopes that you add this magical Baja town to your travel bucket list.
Here are a few places we loved:
Oystera – You would not expect to find this incredible building and restaurant in Todos Santos. Oystera is brand new but is housed in a 100-year-old looking building. As we dined, we watched the most magical sunset take place right before our eyes along with the accompaniment of hummingbirds stopping by for a visit. I had the catch of the day, it was mind-blowingly good. The grilled clams with knock your socks off.
Talle 17 – This is the go-to coffee spot in town. They make delicious coffee drinks. Might I suggest a dirty iced chai latte? Oh and don’t forget to grab one of their delicious pastries on the way out. Heads up, they’re closed on Wednesdays.
La Katrina Surf Shop – We swung by this shop after grabbing a coffee and both left with a really cool surf shop t-shirt. Next door is a great vintage shop called Desert Fox Vintage…you want to swing in there as well.
Restaurant Bar Bahai – Stop by for tacos and a cerveza! I had grilled fish and grilled fish with garlic. Omg, they were both delicious! Anthony very much enjoyed his shrimp tacos. There is nothing fancy about this taco joint and that’s why we loved it.
Jazamango – Tucked behind a little gallery, this cozy little spot offers farm-to-table options for a delicious mid-day snack and drinks or coffee. It seems to be a popular work spot with wifi available as well in the event you have some work or correspondences to get done.
Sky Lounge Bar – Head up to the rooftop of the Guaycura Hotel for a sunset cocktail and bite to eat. You will have a spectacular view of the entire town and a colorful sky come sundown. If you’re looking to stay in Todos Santos downtown, check out the hotel for rates and availability.
Shopping – There is so much shopping to be had in Todos Santos. From local artisans and designers to bright, vibrant artifacts of Todos Santos, you will want to save a little extra space in your luggage for some treasures.
Please reach out if you plan to visit Todos Santos! I’d love to hear your plans for your Baja adventure.
Happy and safe traveling!
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