Just a mere hour away from the glittering hotspot that is Cabo San Lucas, sits a humble little town by the name of Todos Santos. The fertile soil here, combined with an ideal climate, gave the town the shining crown of being the Baja sugarcane capital during the 19th century; although the once prosperous sugarcane mills have since become a ghostly reminder of the town’s glorious past, their presence still provides an interesting attraction for the visitors. Todos Santos now profits from its farmlands with vegetable & chili farming, avocado, mango, and papaya orchards.
One can tell upon arrival that art is something to be cherished here. Among the numerous art galleries in town, the most famous has to be the Charles Stewart Gallery & Studio. The brilliant artist still lives and works out of his home studio in the only French-style building in town, and Todos Santos is undoubtedly his favourite muse. Todos Santos offers a unique and rich blend of cultural events such as the January art festival, annual film festival, Historic House Tour and the Patron Saint Festivities. It’s no wonder then, that Todos Santos was honoured with the title of “Pueblo Mágico”, or “Magical Village”, the only town in all of Baja with this proud distinction.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA: Yes – that Hotel California! Recently renovated, the new Hotel California offers an eclectic but luxurious stay in a little bit of rock and roll history. Individually decorated rooms, fantastic gourmet restaurant and bar with killer margaritas and a private pool fit for a star. Right in town, close to everything, Hotel California is where everyone meets!
For a calendar of events, must sees and dinning out in Todos Santos, visit: www.todossantosguide.com/