Baja California’s best kept secret is a sleepy bohemian beach town quietly becoming the next Tulum. Think modern yet authentic boutique hotels, taco stands, endless mezcalitas, art galleries and farm to table restaurants that will keep you coming back for more.
The beautiful thing about Todos Santos (All Saints) is that you really don’t need an itinerary. Life is simple here. Eat. Drink. Beach. Shop. Repeat. And you’re on Mexican time, so there’s no rush to do, well anything. But, to help guide you, below are a few of my favorites:
Sunset dinner at The Green Room. Pro tip: Get there extra early to pick seating closest to the water and soak up as much of the sunset and cocktails as possible. I had the waiter make me his favorite off the menu drink and it did not disappoint – a grapefruit jalapeno margarita. Stay here as long as you like, they won’t kick you out and once the sun goes down they light fires right in front of you. Reservations required.
Jazamango. Chef Javier Plascencia has transformed a plot of land into a farm to table oasis restaurant that is everything you dream it would be. Impeccable rustic, natural decor that can compete with some of California’s beautiful wineries. Order everything you can eat as you look out into the garden where you food comes from. The beef short rib would make any vegetarian drool. Jazamango also has a cafe in town with delicious, fresh pastries set in a bohemian desert garden and complete with an art gallery. Reservations required.
Oystera. The first major modern luxury establishment in town . Think old money with the sophistication of high brow Miami hotspots. There is a raw bar and some of the best oysters you can get here. Fresh as f**k and many local varieties the waiters will happily recommend to you. While you wait for your food, feel free to get up and walk around to browse the art galleries, shops and back patio full of sculptures and Mexican ruins. Reservations required.
Getting there. Now that you’re looking up flights, a few notes logistics to take care of.
You can fly into Cabo San Lucas airport or La Paz airport, both are about and hour and fifteen minutes away from Todos Santos. Cabo San Lucas will have more flight options and will likely be cheaper. You will need a rental car, not only to get there (who wants to take a cab that long?), but also because many things are remote in Todos Santos and you’re going to want the means to get around if you want to explore beyond your hotel, which you should. BYOBug spray and sunscreen and enough space in your suitcase for everything you want to bring back. Gracias, para Todos Santos.