TRAVEL DIARIES; La Bohemia
Where to Stay in Todos Santos
There are loads of places to stay in Todos Santos – everything from the Todos Santos Hostel to the famous Hotel California and plenty of Airbnb’s to boot. But our most favorite spot is La Bohemia Baja Hotel Pequeño, a sweet place right in town. It’s actually the oldest bed & breakfast in Todos Santos – owners Erin and Andy Wheelwright bought it five years ago and have kept the original ranch houses but upgraded them into beautiful little traditionally Mexican rooms.
Tucked away one block off the main street and behind a long white wall, through the gorgeous wooden door under one of the largest trees in town (which a 96-year old neighbor planted from seed with her mother!), you’ll find a lovely oasis. Charming Mexican-style tiled floors, a handmade tile Mandala, and hand-painted cow skulls from local artisans and artists bring the colors of Todos Santos to life.
Each rustic chic room has the most comfortable bed with gorgeous embroidered headboards from Oaxaca and fine linens that make you feel like you’re sleeping in a five-star hotel, and a beautiful adjoining tiled bathroom. Wake up with the sun and step outside to a lovely patio with a full Mexican breakfast – coffee, juice, fresh fruit, and a daily special dish, cooked fresh with local ingredients by the kind ladies in the kitchen.
The front desk staff make you feel like you’re a part of the family – not only will they set you up with tours for whale watching, swimming with whale sharks, surfing, hiking, and more – they’ll also recommend their favorite spots for a drink, where to eat, and where to shop. They even sent us to other hotels to enjoy – Todos Santos Inn for their vintage bar and amazing cocktails, Guaycura Boutique Hotel Beach Club & Spa for their Sky Lounge Bar and pool, Hotel Casa Tota for their delicious weekend brunch, and Hotel California for their tamarind margarita, to name a few.
We spent the afternoons lounging by the dipping pool, napping on their swinging benches, and shopping at their sweet in-house boutique. It features “Todos las Partes del Mundo” – all the parts of the world – with stunning handmade rugs, clothing, hats, bags, and more from places including Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico, and support locally-made hand produced work by native artisans.
Evenings brought us to the bar – where their on-site bartender whips up fresh margaritas, mojitos, and more, using fresh herbs and fruit from their garden. When the bartender’s off, they have an honor bar that you can sign from your room. We’d head out for dinner at one of the spots they’d recommend, then come home to lie under the stars on their built-in benches chock full of comfy pillows. *Sigh*, we want to go back!