A Pueblo Magico in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
A quaint, tranquil, quiet, relaxing small Mexican town, Todos Santos is another world, only one hour from Cabo San Lucas or La Paz. Todos Santos was officially designated a Pueblo Magico, or Magical Town on June 17, 2006, the official ceremony and appointment from the Tourism Secretary was held on October 23, 2006. The Annual Art Festival is usually held during the first part of February each year.
Todos Santos is nestled above a large huerta, or palm grove, on the Pacific coast, of Baja California Sur midway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, but it’s as different from both of these cities as they are from each other.
Founded in 1724, it was a remote, inaccessible outpost until the late 1800s when its vast aquifer was discovered. Sugarcane farmers rushed in and it grew into a booming agricultural community overnight.
Today, all kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables are grown in and around Todos Santos.
Not only has it retained its colonial charm; it’s become a bi-cultural oasis—a tropical paradise with a diverse selection of art galleries, shops, a few boutique hotels and several astonishingly good restaurants. You won’t find mega-resorts or cruise ships here, and you won’t find Burger King or McDonald’s either.
Reference: Los Cabos guide.
Destination Mexico can offer an excursion to Todos Santos as part of your program to the area. This takes in the beautiful panoramic views of the Sea of Cortes, lunch can be offered in one of the many typical restaurants in the town and either shopping time or free time to explore this quaint old architecturally-interesting town before returning to Los Cabos in the late afternoon.