Todos Santos Travel Guide

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Todos Santos Things to Do

  • Casa De Cultura

    Library, art gallery and local museum just a little north of the square. Not a lot here but worth a quick visit while you are there as there aren't many attractions in Todos Santos. The museum is free.

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  • Town Square

    The central square contains the city hall, the mission and the teatro. It's large and mostly deserted as most of the action in Todos Santos happens along

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  • Teatro

    The local theater, Teatro Marquez de Leon, was built in 1943 and still is used for cultural performances. The theatre is on the main square with the mission and city hall buildings. Its not open except for events so you'll just have to admire the façade.

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  • Great Beach!

    Nice beach close to Todos Santos, great sunsets and body surfing. They built a nice beach club in January 2007.

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  • Hotel California

    Unfortunately in contradiction to what the tour guides say this hotel has no connection to the Eagles album by that name. Nonetheless this picturesque hotel has managed to become a major tourist attraction.

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  • Misión Nuestra Señora del Pilar

    Built in 1773 as an outpost of the La Paz mission, it briefly became the main mission after an uprising and the subsequent burning of the La Paz mission. The current structure was built in the 19th century.

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  • Beaches.

    Near Todos Santos there are several pristine and deserted beaches as San Pedrito, Los Cerritos or Pescadero.

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  • Hotel California.

    The Eagles never stayed here, so this is not the hotel of the song, but forget that and drink an expensive Margarita at the bar, or buy souvenirs at the hotel´s shop as everybody else does.

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  • Internet Cafe

    Located in the back of a stunning cactus garden is an internet cafe. I believe the outdoor patio restaurant that is also located in the cactus garden is called Cafe Listo. The internet cafe sells coffees and beers and other alcoholic drinks and the rate is approximatly 1 peso a minute (I think!!!) at any rate, it is very inexpensive to be online....

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  • Surf!

    Amanda and I bought our husbands surfboard for Christmas and it was a big hit. Here is Harry (my husband) with the new boards. One thing that was a major pain, however, was trying to ship the board back. We ended up checking it as luggage. When we turned up in Nashville, TN to visit some other friends, we got some strange looks!

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  • Hang out around the fire pit!

    After a day of sun and fun, the nights cool off and people gather around the fire pit. This is a great time to share stories and jokes or just simply stare into the fire and think.

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  • Beach Boccee Ball!

    We found out right away that beach bocce ball is something that the locals all do here. It's fun and a great way to meet people! Fridays were Boccee down at the beach and people would bring food and drinks and basically hang out and play boccee

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Todos Santos Hotels

  • Rancho Pescadero

    I've not stayed here yet, but I dined on the recommendation of a neighbor in Loreto. If the rooms...

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  • Posada La Poza

    This hotel-restaurant is run by a Swiss couple called Wiesendanger. The lady, Libusche, which is...

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  • Todos Santos Inn

    Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, 23305, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Todos Santos Restaurants

  • Excellent in spite of its history

    The Hotel California has a definite "draw" for clients. Perhaps most well known for the reference to "Welcome to The Hotel California" in The Eagles famous song of the same name, the current incarnation of the location is a great stop for dining or just drinks.Historically the location was a house and restaurant for the owner, Mr. Wong. Bringing...

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  • Excellent Margaritas and snacks

    Pulling into Todos Santos in the late afternoon it was time for a Margarita (Jimmy Buffet Style). Across the street from The Hotel California in a building that houses a number of tourist shops is the Tequila Sunrise Café.The wait staff were very prompt and pleasant. They were (at the least) bilingual speaking both Spanish and English (to the...

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  • Outstandin Italian

    Ok, just accuse me to be among those Italians who go abroad and want to eat pasta and pizza. After 15 days of Mexican spicy food we wanted to eat Italian, I have to admit it. Le tre galline was an amazing surprise, one of the few restaurants open in Todos Santos after 9 pm in the low season. Magda is from the Garda lake district and offers the same...

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  • Don't miss their Chilies Relenos

    We just spent 10 days in the Cabo San Lucas area and took a side trip up to Todos Santos one day. We had our best meal at the Tequila Sunrise Restaurant. The restaurant has a very nice ambience, small, open, friendly. The walls are full of signatures from people vacationing from all over the world. Sigh, they were short of pens and the one they did...

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  • Don't Miss the FRESH Seafood!

    We recently made a day trip across the peninsula to TODOS SANTOS, not having been there for nearly a year. Instead of walking the town and going to the usual spots for lunch, we drove over to the Pacific Ocean, following signs for a 'Hotel/Restaurant/Galelria'We were SO surprised to find a gorgeous location on a small lagoon! The owners AND chefs...

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  • Drinks are out of this world!

    Art and Beer is a very unique place just outside of Todos Santos. After a long day surfing at the beach we stopped in to this unassuming bar. What an experience! The drinks are like a meal! The bloody marys have scallops, clams, shrimp, and clamato, and the fruit drinks are loaded with freshly squeezed juices. There is a lot of random art on the...

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  • Interesting Graffiti everywhere

    This restaurant is located directly across from the famed "Hotel California." My husband and I sat outside (because it was too loud inside) and shared a giant plate of guacamole and chips. One thing you will notice is all of the grafitti on the walls. They give you a giant magic marker to write your name etc. We sat and enjoyed the view and people...

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  • Great Smoothies and Breakfasts

    The Todos Santos Cafe was our normal stop after we'd finish our yoga class across the road at La Arca. They have great coffees, fruit and veggie juices and breakfast food. It also has a bakery. There is a front cafe area that is decorated with many pieces of local art and a back patio that is very quaint and lovely. We also ordered pizza for a...

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  • Great Taste and very cheap!!!!

    Probably the best value meal we had was when we'd hit these little street vendor type taco stands. The shrimp tacos and carnitas tacos are amazing. You can sit down right there and just people watch while you eat..

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Todos Santos Nightlife

  • Good Pizza and Entertainment

    Santanas has great pizzas, makes great margaritas, and also has great live music. We had a few really fun nights there where we all got up and danced. Our friends got quite a workout! The band was really fun and it was a lively atmosphere. Get there early to get a seat - it's one of the only really happening places to go at night! Casual

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  • Across the hotel...

    Although I wasn’t there, another bar can be found across the hotel. Everything has something with the Eagles. Also this bar is named after an Eagles song; Tequila Sunrise...

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  • Yes, they have a bar...

    The first thing I did when arrived in this hotel was checking the bar. I always say that the bar is good, the hotel is good ;o)Well, they have a nice bar with popular music and lots of space. Although, they have a Belgium cook, they don't have Belgium beers :o(

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Todos Santos Transportation

  • bus from San Jose airport

    If you're looking to save some money and have extra time to spare, you can walk to the bus stop about 3/4 mile from the airport and take the local bus into San Jose, then take the Aquila bus to Todos Santos. Go right out of the airport and cross the road (small cantina/palapa, stop for liquid refreshment), then down the hwy on the left side of the...

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  • Rent a car.

    The road from Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos and then to La Paz, is a wonderful experience, deserted beaches, the Sierra Laguna mountain range and specially the Cacti makes this trip a very pleasant drive.

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  • Todos Santos Hotels

    8 Hotels in Todos Santos

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Todos Santos Shopping

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    Hotel California: T-shirts...

    by Ronald_T Written May 5, 2004

    Across the Hotel you will find a shop named, Hotel California (indeed) and you find here everything about the Eagles. T-shirts, posters, etc...

    Another Hotel California...

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Todos Santos Tourist Traps

  • Overrated

    We were all really excited to try out the famed Hotel California. It has a great decor and ambiance and certainly has potential. After a long wait, our dinner was underwhelming. The tortilla soup was bad. The service was horrible. We were sitting next to an obnoxious family that was yelling and very rowdy. We all felt cheated and then got stuck...

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  • Hotel California...

    If you go / went to Todos Santos just because of the Eagles Hotel California, then you are (like us) in the tourist trap already.A fax of Don Henley on this website tells enough.Note: I will place a copy of this website on a travelogue. Just in case that the link will be broken.Nevertheless, the hotel is always worth a visit, special when you drive...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Todos Santos Favorites

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    Microclimate.

    by euzkadi Written Aug 22, 2007

    Favorite thing: The special location of Todos Santos between the Sierra Laguna and the Pacific Ocean creates a special microclimate with mild temperatures.

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