The Todos Santos Experience
Todos Santos, Baja California
Experience the 'magical town' of Todos Santos like a local. Our guide will introduce you to the history of this celebrated town, rich in art, music and delicious Baja cuisine including local specialities from fresh fish tacos to aged tequilas!
Todos Santos has a fascinating history. A Jesuit, Padre Jaime Bravo was the first Spaniard to discover the area, finding nomadic Guaycura living here off the inland water source and collecting fresh shellfish along the coast. Padre Bravo established a farm community and a misión de visita (“visiting mission”) called Todos Santos here in 1724, to supply the water-poor mission community at La Paz with fruits, vegetables, wine, and sugarcane. By 1731, Todos Santos was producing 200 barrow-loads of panocha - raw brown sugar - annually, along with figs, pomegranates, citrus and grapes.
Today Todos Santos is still only a small population of 6,000 and is still rich in surrounding agriculture of organic farms and the bounty of the ocean, just a mile from the town centre. From a pretty roof top bar, you can enjoy a drink with ocean views. In 2006, Todos Santos was named by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism as one of Mexico’s Magical Towns. It is considered to be a House of Culture, rich in inspirational and artistic visionaries and brimming with some of the best local artists, musicians, and writers from around the world. It also happens to be one of the most important Jesuit Mission sites in the Southern state of Baja California Sur and it certainly is best defined as... an oasis.
Todos Santos is best visited as a day tour from Los Cabos, with our guide experience the town like a local, learning about the history and culture and trying local cuisine and the town's best Margaritas! The experience is approximately 6 hours in total and will be tailored to your interests.