Todos Santos Travel

One can enjoy some of the most pristine, un-populated beaches in Baja in the vicinity of Todos Santos. Near town one can find beaches for camping, surfing, swimming, skim boarding and surf fishing. Some say that some of the most isolated and beautiful beaches in all Baja are to be found right here.

In general, beaches near Todos Santos are accessible.  Beaches are without lifeguards or comfort facilities, with the exception of Playa los Cerritos which has a restaurant on the beach.  All beaches are perfect for strolling, sunbathing, surf fishing, and whale watching.  Watch for surf conditions before swimming as winter surf can create hazardously large waves that are a challenge to get in and out of.  There are sea lion rookeries on area rocky outcroppings, so please keep your distance from them.  For Todos Santos beach locations and information on each beach, click here.  Todos Santos travel is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the area beaches and the tranquility of the area.

Todos Santos Weather – When to Visit

The best time to visit Todos Santos is from May to June, when the wintertime crowds have gone home and the summertime storms have yet to hit. October and November are also nice months for a vacation, but you’ll need to begin your hotel search early if you want to save money. It could be that your motivation for visiting is not the beach: If you’re into whale watching, plan to visit between mid-December and mid-April. If you like to fish, look to come in the late summer or fall. Keep in mind: Pacific hurricane season runs from mid-May to November. Though Todos Santos typically only experiences tropical storms during the hurricane season, the city has seen hurricanes make landfall in the region, most notably Hurricane Odile in 2014.

Todos Santos Attractions

Things to Do in Todos Santos

Todos Santos Pacific Bluffs Hike Including Picnic Lunch

Enjoy an incredible 3.5-hour hike across scenic bluffs, commencing in a waterside picnic among towering palms. Set out from Todos Santos for this relaxing and picturesque trek, passing above crashing waves and lounging sea lions lounging as you go. You’ll see the ruins of a former shipping port and maybe even some migrating whales, depending on the season. Once reaching San Pedro beach savor a delicious lunch in a protective cove. Later, take a refreshing dip in the Pacific or simply sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery.  Read more about Todos Santos Pacific Bluffs Hike Including Picnic Lunch

Baja Ranch Cultural Tour Including Pottery and Tortilla-Making Classes

Experience the rural culture and cuisine of Baja California on a half-day tour from Todos Santos to a remote working ranch in the heart of the desert mountains. Take a pottery class, learn to make traditional tortillas, and sit down to a ranch-style lunch of fresh, local food. This small-group Baja California tour is limited to 10 people for a personal experience, and includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Todos Santos hotels.  Read more about Baja Ranch Cultural Tour with Pottery, Tortilla-Making Classes

Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve Hike from Todos Santos

Embark on an adventurous mountain hike in one of Baja’s more remote areas: the Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere Reserve. Set out from Todos Santos for this full-day trek alongside an expert naturalist who will fill you on the diverse flora and fauna—much of which in endemic to the region—en route. Hike from desert scrub up through verdant oak and pine forests, learning as you go. Your goal is to climb as high and possible before the sun sets, so prior experience is highly recommended.  Read more about Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve Hike from Todos Santos

Swimming with Whale Sharks and Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

Explore the waters off the coast of La Paz during a day trip from Todos Santos where you swim with whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez and snorkel with sea lion pups at Los Islotes. You’ll also have a chance at seeing sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, blue or humpback whales, and sea birds. Your tour includes a picnic lunch on the beach at Isla Espiritu Santo and hotel pickup and drop-off.  Read more about Swimming with Whale Sharks and Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

Kayaking in the Sea of Cortez from Todos Santos

repare your paddle for a kayaking tour of Baja’s stunning Sea of Cortex, departing from Todos Santos. Set out to explore this natural wonder: one of the most biodiverse bodies of water in the world, with hundreds of fish species. Drift past rocky islands housing nesting blue herons and blue-footed boobies, then hop in the sea to experience its incredible wonders first-hand, snorkeling in spots that are unaccessible by motorized vehicles. There’s also an easier Balandra Bay kayak option, though both include a delicious and relaxing picnic lunch.  Read more about Sea of Cortez Kayak Tour from Todos Santos with Picnic Lunch 

Best Todos Santos Restaurants

Heirbabuena

Walk past growing fruit and vegetables to this farm-to-table restaurant and be greeted by a vivacious crew who will serve you one of the best meals in the area. The menu changes depending on what’s fresh in the organic garden, sea and surrounds; the chef cooks it all up simply, to perfection. It’s around 11 km south of Todos Santos.  Telephone:  52 612 149 2568   Web:  Heirbabuena

La Casita

The menu ranges from freshly caught and delectably prepared local seafood dishes to a hefty serving of Prime Rib in a rich au jus of its own making, sauteed onions with a baked potato… Join them for a dining experience that features interesting and creative combinations of flavors which are tastefully presented in the heart of Todos Santos. For more information call 52 612 145 0192, or visit them on the web at La Casita.

Santos Pescados

Amazing fresh food. Lucio is a great host. Family friendly! Salsas at table are so tasty! Off the tourist trap Main Street.  Very reasonable food and drinks.  For more information call 52 612 145 0015, or visit them on Yelp at Santos Pescados.

Alma & Manny’s

Food is very reasonable, drinks are cheap and strong, and service is great.  Salsa has a good flavor and bite to it.  Try any of the tacos.  For more information visit them on TripAdvisor at Alma & Manny’s.

El Gusto Restaurant

Using the best of local organic produce, meats, and a myriad of the freshest seafood, it just doesn’t get any better in Todos Santos. Whenever possible, they speak Vegetarian well and understand Vegan to a great extent. In between meals, there is a menu with snacks and nibbles available on the whale deck or sunset terrace.   Restaurant is part of the boutique hotel Posada La Poza.  For more information call 52 612 145 0400, or visit them on the web at El Gusto Restaurant.

Best Todos Santos Bars & Nightlife

Sky Lounge Oasis View Tapas Bar

On the rooftop terrace of the Guaycura Boutique Hotel is the Sky Lounge Bar, where visitors can enjoy incredible sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, while combining a refreshing cocktail or a glass of wine with relaxing background music.  For more information call 52 612 175 0800, or visit them on the web at Sky Lounge Oasis View Tapas Bar.

Tequila’s Sunrise Bar & Grill

Great food, great drinks, and great service.  Have a margarita which are strong and delicious, and sit back and enjoy. The food is great, service is fun and friendly and you have a great view.  For more information call 52 612 145 0073, or visit them on Facebook at Tequila’s Sunrise Bar & Grill.

Bob Marlin

Beer is always cold here, salsa and guacamole made fresh and delicious, and great staff.  Also some of the best fish tacos in town.  For more information call 52 612 147 9232, or visit them on Facebook at Bob Marlin.

Gallo Azul Pizza Bar Art

Simply exceptional pizza in Mexico. Wood-fired and the crust is thin and crispy, fresh ingredients and a nice variety of toppings available.  The owner is incredibly nice and speaks English very well.  Margaritas are wonderful.  Place has a very cool vibe to it.  For more information call 52 612 158 8457, or visit them on Facebook at Gallo Azul Pizza Bar Art

La Casita

Enjoy the romantic farm-to-table setting.   The service is great. The staff friendly, attentive and extremely polite.  For more information call 52 612 145 0192, or visit them on the web at La Casita.

Best Todos Santos Hotels

Hacienda Todos Los Santos

Amid a natural garden, Hacienda Todos Los Santos features an outdoor swimming pool and Wi-Fi connection free of charge. The hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from San Pedro de las Palmas beach. The hotel also offers massage services.  In the downtown area, guests will be able to find a variety of restaurants to enjoy, as well as many art galleries that sell the art work of the local artists, like paintings and sculptures.  This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Todos Santos.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Hacienda Todos Los Santos.

Hotel San Cristobal

Showcasing an outdoor pool and terrace, Hotel San Cristobal is located in Todos Santos in the region of Baja California Sur. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.  This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Todos Santos.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Hotel San Cristobal.

Hotel Posada La Poza

Hotel Posada la Poza has a seawater outdoor pool and hot tub, and offers complimentary coffee service to its guests every morning on the grounds. The hotel also offers American-style breakfast free of charge.  The on-site restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine, but also serves international-style dishes. Just one mile from Posada la Poza is Todos los Santos village, where other food options are available.  The hotel also has a terrace, private beach area and a massage services. Plus, Posada la Poza may organize tours to Todos los Santos, Los Cabos and La Paz.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Hotel Posada La Poza.

The Todos Santos Inn

In central Todos Los Santos, The Todos Santos Inn has free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant that serves classic Mexican cuisine. The hotel has complimentary breakfast for all guests at Todos Santos Inn.  The rooms feature a Spanish colonial-style décor with talavera ceramic sinks and tile floors. They offer air conditioning, and some have a balcony or a patio with garden views.  For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit The Todos Santos Inn.


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20 Comments

  1. John ツ

    What a wonderful website Leahrae! It reminds me of the wonderful Floridian beaches, campgrounds and lifestyle my wife and I used to enjoy.

    I can’t wait to see more of you excellent articles.

    All the best,

    John ツ

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks John, Glad you enjoyed! Please let me know if you need any additional information 🙂

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  2. Wilson C.

    Hi Leahrae,

    Just the look of the beach picture made me want to go there for vacation already!

    When it comes to travel destination, If you can post more pictures of the beach, the suroundings, the lifestyles, that would be better. One picture is just not enough.

    The restaurant, bars and hotel, on the other hand, can you share more pictures, and bigger ones? I had to zoom in just to look at them. Some pictures about their best cocktails and food will definitely make me drool!

    Anyway, thank you for introducing such nice beach side to my attention. I guess I found my next vacation destination already! Cheers! =)

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I do have more pictures Wilson on the link with the listings of all the beaches, and several pictures 🙂  If you go to the Sea of Cortez beaches, you can see all the beautiful beach choices there.  Come back when you are ready to plan!

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  3. christopher

    Wow, you really put in the work to give your readers a full spectrum of activities of the Todos Santos beaches and the surrounding area. This is a very formal article, have you gone there, and if so, what was your experience like?

    It is really awesome that you compile all of these places together with a wide range of things to do. I would have to visit Todos Santos in November or December, as the hot and muggy is too much for me.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Actually November and December are perfect months to go.  And yes, I have been many many times and love it there.  I love anywhere along the Baja actually.  I guess I like the atmosphere, the culture and of course the food 🙂

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  4. Alice

    I love beaches and I would love to travel to enjoy not only the beaches but also the sceneries.

    Todos Santos seems like a good place to visit but I wouldn’t want to go there during the summer seasons as it would be too hot. Must be great to spend the Christmas holidays there. I also want to try some special Mexican foods, other than tacos.

    By the way, I’m from Asia and I am just wondering what’s the most convenient way to visit Todos Santos and how many days will be stamped on my passport.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, you would love Todos Santos.  I would say to stay at least a week.  They stamp your passport upon arrival, but I am not sure on departure, but I don’t believe I have ever had mine stamped when I leave.  It might different for you though.  Thanks for reading 🙂

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  5. Corinne

    Thank you for your post. I love the beach. I currently live in Destin, FL and I go to the beach as often as I can. Great use of hotel information. I work at a hotel so I can really understand all the great information that is there. It is important to let people know that you can get some good deals if you know where to look and the questions to ask. Awesome!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I live at Clearwater Beach, so I know about going to the beach as often as possible  🙂  I also love the Baja, and Todos Santos is a very nice alternative to the crowded Cabo.  Please let me know if you need any other information.  Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Karen

    What a fantastic article. My husband are thinking about taking a holiday next year and this sounds like a perfect destination to experience another culture. You say that the closest airport is Los Cabos International Airport, but which airport would we be best to fly into to get to the US? We would be coming from NZ. Thanks so much, Cheers, Karen

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You would still fly into Los Cabos 🙂  That is the hub of the Baja, and all flights going to the Baja go to Los Cabos.  It is actually pretty reasonable to fly in and out of.  You would absolutely love the area.  Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  7. Eliane

    Your post made me feel like traveling to Mexico right now! 🙂
    Todos Santos seems to be the kind of place my family and I would like: laid back, sunny and surf friendly!
    I’ll definitely think about including it in our next travel plans and – of course – will make sure to pay attention to the car rental details.
    I’m assuming public transportation is not a good option. Am I right?
    Thanks!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, Todos Santos is very laid back and friendly!  Yes, there is actually ample public transportation that is safe and economical.  You can also take a taxi anywhere for a set fee.  No surprises when you go to pay your fare, which is nice.  I rented a car one time, the rest (too many too count) I just used taxis and buses.

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  8. Brendan

    I absolutely love Mexico! One of my favorite places to go to the beach (besides Hawaii) because of its carefree feel. I have never been here (only been to Cancun and family has been to Cabo) but I was wondering if Todos Santos is on the side of the Gulf or the Pacific? Also, have you heard anything about which is the best restaurant to eat there?

    Thank you for all of your feedback!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Ok, Todos Santos is a very short drive from Cabo which is on the southern most tip of the Baja.  I love it here too for the laid back feel.  What I have listed for restaurants, those are definitely the best of the best.  Stick to them and you won’t go wrong!

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  9. Cindy

    This looks like a beautiful place to visit and it does not look like a place overly crowded with tourists. It would be a great place to spend a relaxing quiet vacation in the sun by the sea. Seems like a place definitely worth checking out for some quality R and R.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are right on both accounts.  It is a great little place to vacation, and it is not overly crowded.  Go down the highway to Cabo for the crowds.  I prefer it here, it’s serene and beautiful.  You would definitely enjoy Todos Santos beaches!

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  10. Matthew Owen

    That coastline looks amazing! My wife and I have been looking to book a second honeymoon and found this perfect place of Baja. The hacienda todos los santos looks perfect for us,thanks for this.
    Ps. If we happen to somehow have our 5th child from this second honeymoon we will name him or her after you???

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Wow, 5th child! That is so awesome. You would really love it here and it is so close to so many amazing places with so much beauty to see. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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