• Travel Diaries: Top Ten Things To Do in Todos Santos

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#1 Devour – Todos Santos has some of the best restaurants in Baja! These are some of our favorites:

El Refugio Mezcaleria – their pozole verde on Thursdays is just like “abuela” made, plus choose from

their dozens of hand-selected mezcals for a flight.

Bleu – “mexiterranean” food on a gorgeous outdoor patio.

Tre Galline – authentic homemade pasta dishes in a cozy setting, and the same space is

Caffé Todos Santos in the morning, with incredible pastries.

Bahia – fish tacos and ceviche to die for.

Alma y Many’s – a local staple for breakfast and lunch – their enchiladas verdes and

chilaquiles are our favorites.

Los Poblanos – one of the best late night spots for tacos and papas rellenos

(plus there’s usually a churro cart out front!).

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#2 Ride The best surf breaks around are found just south of Todos Santos at Cerritos Beach

or San Pedrito beach in El Pescadero. You can rent boards or take lessons at Cerritos

from Mario Surf School or watch from the comfort of your massage table (find Sofia!).

Check out La Katrina Surf (& Skate) Shop in town for all of your gear!

There aren’t just waves to ride – the mountain biking community is getting bigger.

Over The Edge in town will take care of your bike rentals, maps, and tours!

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#3 Replenish – If Marie Kondo has you feeling like you’re ready to fill up your closet again,

there are some incredible shops in Todos Santos. Be sure to check out some of our favorites:

Mixtica on Topete (owned by the incomparable Euva).

El Taller on the Plaza, featuring hand curated pieces from all over the world.

And for gifts for yourself or others, don’t miss México Gourmet for mezcal, Mexican chocolate,

spice kits, and more. And visit The Factory for Mexican blankets, ponchos, & more

– next to Alma y Many’s (see Devour).

Also not to be missed: LoveLEIGH Designs behind Baja Beans in Pescadero.

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#4 Climb – We have some beautiful hikes along the water up and over hills

– start at Hotel San Cristóbal, then hike up and over the saddle to the old port.

Ask a local how to get to the waterfalls!

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#5 Imbibe – Some of our favorite places to get a cocktail:

The sweet little bar at La Bohemia Hotel Pequeño, the town’s oldest B & B.

La Copa Bar at Todos Santos Inn, featuring two of the best mixologists in México,

comfy leather chairs, and old Mexican films shown on loop.

Jardín Alquímia, featuring two more of the best mixologists in México, a beautiful

outdoor setting, and a wood-fired pizza oven.

Teatro 6, the newest & smallest bar in town, featuring excellent cocktails in a cozy setting.

Outside of Town Fav’s: Green Room in Las Playitas, Pura Playa Beach Bar at San Pedrito,

Sugar Shack in Pescadero, Art & Beer at KM 69.

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#6 Watch – Grey and humpback whales migrate to and from Baja California Sur to mate;

from December through March or April you can see them spouting and playing off the coast.

Whale sharks are magnificent creatures you can swim and snorkel with nearby

– check out Explora Baja for tour information (at Todos Santos Surf Shop).

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#7 Release – Turtles arrive to lay their eggs on the beaches here and you can go at sunset

to help release them! Look up Tortugueros Las Playitas on Facebook for more information.

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#8 Restore – Todos Santos is filled with talented body healers. Massage, Reiki, and more.

Check out White Sands Massage, or contact Mayra Castle or Carolina Millan on Facebook.

Outside of Town Fav’s: Visit Baja Bliss Wellness Spa in Pescadero for their Salt Water

Float Tank, to float in over 1,000 lbs. of healing Epsom salts. They’re attached to a

beautiful natural remedies store, The Balm of Pescadero and a restaurant, Poroto.

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#9 RelaxCuatro Vientos is the go-to spot for yoga of all styles, plus dance classes,

Dharma talks, and more. Check out their Facebook page for monthly class schedules.

Outside of Town Fav’s: El Chapil in Pescadero (where Hesed Nájera also does massage)

and Baja Zen in Cerritos.

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#10 Experience – Todos Santos is filled with artists and weekly or monthly events.

Be sure to check out the farmers’ and artisans’ markets Wednesdays at La Esquina

(and Sundays at Baja Beans in Pescadero), live music every Saturday at La Morena

near Hotel California, the monthly The Baja 100 art walk and raffle, annual GastroVino

Food & Wine Festival, and more. Visit Todos Santos Newsfeed on Facebook for current events.