Aerial views of Cerritos beach in Todos Santos

Things to do in  Todos Santos

Let the slow pace embrace you

With its quirky mix of surfers and artists, this small Mexican town located in Baja California Sur has become a mainstay for laid-back vacations with plenty of things to do. Home to beautiful beaches, unique art galleries, and a relaxing atmosphere, Todos Santos is a place to dine on fresh seafood at the beach and explore local artisan markets. The town also boasts architectural sights for the well-cultured traveler. Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic getaway or an adventurous escape with friends, look no further than Todos Santos.

Top 1 attractions in Todos Santos

Our Lady of Pilar Church (Misión de Nuestra Señora del Pilar)

Set against the sweeping backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the 18th-century Our Lady of Pilar Church (Misión de Nuestra Señora del Pilar) is the town’s most notable religious edifice. Originally built by Spanish missionaries and characterized by a yellow facade, an altar surrounded by stained glass, and sweeping views over the ocean, Our Lady of Pilar Church is a Todos Santos must-see.More

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When to visit

Todos Santos is best visited in winter and spring from Dec. to Apr when you’ll enjoy sunny days filled with clear skies, minus the occasional late-winter rainy patch. Temperatures are mostly mild and comfortable, without the overwhelming heat that comes in summer. Winter is also when the best waves can be found off the coast, bringing plenty of laid-back surfers to town.

Getting around

There’s no better way to take in Todos Santos and the surrounding area than with a set of wheels. The city doesn’t offer reliable public transportation, but car rental agencies offer competitive prices and a wide selection of cars. This offers more freedom to explore, with beaches, mountains, and jungles all on the town’s doorstep. Keep in mind that driving can be dangerous in the area due to erratic road conditions, so taking a taxi instead of driving yourself could be a good option depending on your comfort level with driving on unfamiliar roads. Additionally, during certain times of the year, it may be wise to take an all-wheel drive vehicle due to rain and roadway flooding.

Traveler tips

While going to the beaches in Todos Santos is one of the most popular activities, if you’re planning to swim, be aware of dangerous currents. Some of the safest beaches to swim at include Los Cerritos, Punta Lobos, and Balandra Beach—all of which have mellower tides, fewer rocks, and long stretches of sweeping sand.


People Also Ask

Is it worth visiting Todos Santos?

Yes, the old Mexican town of Todos Santos on the Baja California peninsula is worth a visit. Located along the Pacific coastline, it provides calm ocean views and natural surroundings that make for a relaxing holiday. Among its historical sites, art galleries, and excellent surfing spots, there’s plenty to explore.

What is Todos Santos known for?

Todos Santos Mexico is known as a small fishing village in the south of the Baja California Peninsula. It is becoming known for its crystal clear waters, lush jungles, and wide beaches, backed by mountains. It attracts travelers seeking a peaceful respite from the busier cities nearby.

How do you spend a day in Todos Santos?

Start with a visit to the centuries-old Our Lady of Pilar Church, the oldest mission still standing in Baja California. From there, take a stroll up Calle Benito Juárez, the buzzing center of activity. Then, head to the beach, and, finally, stop to enjoy delicious seafood.

Can you swim in the ocean in Todos Santos?

Yes, you can swim in the ocean in Todos Santos. You’ll find easy access to its pristine beaches, and many are equipped with amenities such as showers and changing facilities. In fact, swimming in the warm waters of Todos Santos is a vacation highlight.

How many days do you need in Todos Santos?

You’ll need at least three days to truly immerse yourself in the town. Spend time exploring the beaches and historical sites like La Bufadora sea geyser, discovering local restaurants’ fresh ceviche, shopping for crafts and jewelry, and visiting the colorful beachside town of Los Cerritos for top-notch seafood.

How are the beaches in Todos Santos?

Todos Santos’ beaches are picture-perfect. With plenty of crystal-clear water and gorgeous white sand along the coast, these beaches are what vacations were made for. Aside from relaxing on the sand, take part in watersports such as snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, and more.

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