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    Urban Legend

    by austinmax Written Feb 2, 2004

    Sometime in the mid to late 1980's, the word got out that Todos Santos was home to "the" Hotel California made famous by the Eagles' song in the 1970's.A man in town claims to have started the rumor that became legend, in the early 80's - and for purely selfish reasons. He says the town was so unknown, so lacking in tourists or business that he felt compelled to do something to stir things up. He was in the real estate business and there weren't any buyers around to sell to. So he says he dreamed the "Eagles" thing up right out of thin air. There weren't many takers for an urban legend either, but by the time the hotel's ex-manager signed his 10-year lease in the late 80's, the legend had begun to grow. And this opportunistic manager had no qualms about furthering its reach. He told anyone who would listen that this indeed was the HOTEL CALIFORNIA. That the Eagles had stayed there. That Don Henley had written the song right here, while renting a room for $2/night, sleeping in a hammock. And to further the effect, he blared the song over his barroom stereo into the streets.The urban legend, true or not, lives on. Tourists make day trips from Cabo San Lucas. They believe what they want to believe. They buy t-shirts and postcards of the hotel and sit in the restaurant across the street, zoning out on the facade of the remodeled building, reminiscing on their lost youth. They cross the street to stand under the newly repainted arches and have their photo taken at "the" Hotel California, in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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    Town Square

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 19, 2016

    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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    Great Beach!

    by TXgal Updated Aug 30, 2013

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

    Directions: A few miles south of Todos Santos, the bus will drop you off on the highway and you can walk to the beach (as long as you're not carrying too much!) 2013 update, I have heard that they will pick you up in Cabo, contact them for info. www.cerritosbcs.com

    Website: http://www.todossantosguide.com/cerritosbeachclub/index.html

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    Beaches.

    by euzkadi Written Aug 22, 2007

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

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    Hotel California.

    by euzkadi Written Aug 22, 2007

    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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    Hang out around the fire pit!

    by Bunnylbj Written Jul 10, 2005

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    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.

    Solving the world's problems, one at a time.
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    The garden...

    by Ronald_T Written May 5, 2004

    Outside, in the well designed garden of the hotel you can enjoy the beauty of the flora...

    The garden...

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    Mariachis...

    by Ronald_T Written May 5, 2004

    No, these are no statues of The Eagles, but some mariachis on the roof in the garden...

    Mariachis on the roof...

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