This ‘Magic Town’ in Mexico Is a Desert Oasis — With Chic Hotels, Farm-to-table Restaurants, and Incredible Whale Sightings


Here’s how to plan the perfect visit to Todos Santos, Mexico, including where to spot whales, go surfing, and find the best margarita in town.

Todos Santos is a space for dreamers, artists, and creatives across generations. What started as a humble fishing village slowly caught the attention of barefoot surfers and boho spiritualists. Today, it’s a haven for all of the above, but with an infusion of chic hotels, farm-to-table cuisine, and gorgeous desert design.

“Todos Santos is a desert oasis, [a] Pueblo Mágico [Magic Town] blessed with copious water spilling from the Sierra la Laguna Biosphere Reserve,” said Zach Rabinor, founder of Journey Mexico and a Travel + Leisure A-List Advisor. “Historically a ranching and fishing outpost, it has evolved into a shabby-chic expat enclave of artists, surfers, and digital nomads with an important influx of U.S. dollars in real estate, restaurants, shops, and more.” 

“What makes Todos Santos so special is the creative, bohemian, surfer, ranchero vibe that is the result of the eclectic tapestry of people loving this little town in the Baja [California] peninsula,” said Yolanda Contreras, general manager of the Guaycura Boutique Hotel Beach Club & Spa in downtown Todos Santos.

To visit Todos Santos is to dive deep off the beaten path of nearby Cabo San Lucas and experience something that is much more rugged, offbeat, and remote. And still, Todos Santos is positively popping with all the creature comforts that have helped create its reputation as a vintage-inspired paradise on the sea… Read full article here