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January 17, 2023

What To Do In Todos Santos

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler looking for new adventures, this guide is your ultimate resource for discovering the hidden gems, must-visit attractions, and exciting activities that make Todos Santos a vibrant and captivating destination. From strolling through art galleries and savoring authentic cuisine to surfing pristine waves and soaking in breathtaking sunsets, there’s something magical for every traveler in Todos Santos. Let’s dive in and discover the endless possibilities of this coastal paradise together!

Where is Todos Santos Mexico?

Nestled along the captivating coastline of Baja California Sur, Todos Santos is conveniently located just an hour’s drive north of Los Cabos or an hour south of La Paz. This picturesque town offers a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle, yet it’s easily accessible for travelers seeking a getaway filled with natural beauty, cultural charm, and endless opportunities for relaxation and exploration. Whether you’re drawn to its pristine beaches, artistic vibe, or culinary delights, Todos Santos welcomes you to experience the best of Baja’s coastal paradise.

1. Surfing in Todos Santos

For the surf aficionados visiting Todos Santos, La Pastora stands out as a hidden gem in the north. Offering a beginner-friendly experience with fewer crowds, this spot nestled in the desert presents a breathtaking panorama where the desert meets white sand beaches and the ocean. Don’t miss the chance to dine at The Green Room, a renowned restaurant right by the surf, and enjoy the convenience of easy parking.

Alternatively, consider El Pescadero, a charming community just 6 miles from Todos Santos that attracts surfers with its two famous surf beaches.

  1. Playa Los Cerritos is a beginner-friendly beach with abundant surfboard rentals and lessons, but it can get quite crowded. For a more tranquil experience, La Pastora might be your better choice. Remember to follow surf etiquette to ensure safety and prevent accidents.

  2. Another option is Playa San Pedrito, offering excellent surfing opportunities and nearby camping. You can also unwind at Pura Playa, a restaurant and bar with live music on Sundays. Be cautious of the cobblestone break at San Pedrito, especially during low tide.

Looking to stay closer to the waves outside Todos Santos? Explore our vacation rentals in Pescadero and Cerritos Beach for a surf-centric getaway!

2. Hiking in Todos Santos

Embark on an unforgettable hiking adventure in Todos Santos with the iconic coastal trek to Punta Lobos. This scenic trail offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you traverse rugged cliffs and golden beaches. Along the way, catch glimpses of marine life, from playful sea lions to majestic whales during migration season. Reach Punta Lobos, known for its tranquil beauty and pristine shoreline, where you can relax, enjoy a picnic, and soak in the serenity of this untouched paradise. Whether you’re an avid hiker or a nature enthusiast, Punta Lobos hike promises an exhilarating experience amidst the natural wonders of Todos Santos.

Punta lobos during sunset!


3. Go Bird Watching in Todos Santos

Embark on a captivating bird watching adventure in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, where the peninsula’s diverse habitats are home to a wealth of endemic avian species. Explore the enchanting oak-pine forests of the Sierra de la Laguna, where numerous endemic subspecies thrive in harmony with nature. Keep your binoculars ready to spot the four endemic species: Xantus’s Hummingbird, Belding’s Yellowthroat, Gray Thrasher, and Baird’s Junco, along with a delightful array of at least five endemic subspecies. Prepare for a rewarding birding experience amidst the natural beauty of Todos Santos, making it an ideal destination for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

4. Old Town of Todos Santos

Experience the enchanting beauty of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, where vibrant culture, rich history, and stunning natural landscapes converge. Explore the historic streets lined with colorful colonial buildings, artisan shops, and art galleries showcasing local talent. Explore the vibrant art scene by visiting the art galleries in Todos Santos. Check out our blog “Todos Santos Mexico Art Galleries” for recommendations on the must-visit galleries in the area.

5. Go Shopping

Dive into local markets brimming with handcrafted goods, from colorful textiles and intricate pottery to exquisite jewelry reflecting the region’s rich culture. Indulge in the flavors of Baja California Sur with artisanal treats like mezcal, chocolate, and organic produce from nearby farms.  Wander through the historic district, characterized by charming brick-and-stone ancient buildings, and don’t miss the chance to relax at one of the quaint little cafés for a delightful experience. Tip! Check out Jazamango Cafe. Enter through an art gallery and discover Jazamango Cafe, situated in a lush courtyard garden offering great coffee and food in a charming setting.

6. Try a yoga session in Todos Santos

Experience the peaceful practice of yoga at Cuatro Vientos Studio in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur. Nestled in a lush garden setting, this studio offers a tranquil oasis for your yoga sessions. Conveniently located in the town center, Cuatro Vientos is easy to find, making it accessible for locals and visitors alike. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat and water bottle for a comfortable practice.

7. Kayaking & Standup Paddleboarding Trips in La Paz

Discover the beauty of La Paz, with kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Your adventure starts in La Paz, the capital of the state, where you can explore stunning spots like Balandra Bay, renowned as one of Mexico’s most picturesque beaches. Situated along the Sea of Cortez, often dubbed the “world’s aquarium” due to its rich marine biodiversity, Balandra Bay offers a mesmerizing experience for water sports enthusiasts. For assistance in booking your kayaking or SUP excursion in La Paz, don’t hesitate to contact us!

8. Try farm-to-table restaurants

Discover a culinary paradise in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, where restaurants offer a tantalizing blend of flavors and experiences. From beachfront eateries (The Green Room) serving freshly caught seafood to cozy cafes offering farm-to-table delights, Todos Santos boasts a diverse dining scene that caters to every palate. Indulge in traditional Mexican cuisine (Restaurante La Generala) infused with local ingredients, savor international flavors from around the world, or enjoy refreshing cocktails with stunning ocean views. Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner under the stars or a casual lunch with friends, Todos Santos’ restaurants promise a memorable gastronomic journey that captures the essence of Baja’s coastal charm.

Explore our blog “Best Restaurants in Todos Santos” for expert recommendations on where to dine in this charming town.

9. Horseback Riding Bliss: Beach Adventures in Todos Santos

Experience the magic of Todos Santos from a unique perspective with a horseback riding adventure on the beach. Imagine trotting along the golden sands, the rhythmic sound of waves as your soundtrack, and the gentle sea breeze in your hair. Several local operators, like Todos Santos Eco Adventures, offer guided horseback riding tours that take you along the picturesque coastline, where you can soak in breathtaking ocean views and connect with nature in a serene and peaceful setting.

10. Exploring the Depths: Snorkeling or Spearfishing at Punta Lobos

Dive into the vibrant underwater world of Punta Lobos with an exhilarating snorkeling or spearfishing adventure. Crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life await, offering a mesmerizing glimpse into Baja California Sur’s aquatic treasures. Snorkelers can glide alongside colorful fish, graceful rays, and even spot majestic sea turtles in their natural habitat. For those seeking an added thrill, spearfishing at Punta Lobos presents an opportunity to catch fresh seafood while immersing in the excitement of the hunt.

Pro tip: If spearfishing isn’t your thing but you crave fresh fish, consider purchasing directly from local fishermen right off the beach.

11. Captivating Sunset Views at La Pastora

Experience the magic of sunset at La Pastora in Todos Santos from the Green Room, where the desert meets the ocean and surfers dance on the waves. As the sun begins its descent, casting a warm glow over the rugged coastline, you’ll be captivated by the sight of surfers riding the Pacific swells with skill and grace. 


Take Away

Whether you’re a beach lover, art enthusiast, or foodie, Todos Santos offers something for everyone, from surfing at Playa La Pastora to exploring the vibrant art scene at Galería de Todos Santos. Indulge in fresh seafood, sip on locally brewed mezcal, and immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere that defines this picturesque town. Come and discover why Todos Santos is a must-visit destination that captures the heart and soul of Baja California Sur.

If you have any questions about the content of this blog or need recommendations for your stay, feel free to reach out to us We’re here to assist you by providing tips or helping you find the perfect rental for your vacation. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Seeking accommodation in Todos Santos? Dive into our blog “Where to Stay in Todos Santos” for insider insights on your perfect getaway.

Discover family-friendly activities in the Todos Santos area by reading our blog “Todos Santos Mexico with Kids” for helpful recommendations.

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