Located off the tip of the southern Baja peninsula on the Pacific Ocean side is a charming little Mexican town called Todos Santos. About an hour away from La Paz, my favorite place to vacation in Mexico, Todos Santos is a beach town well known for its thriving artist community. It is also only forty-five miles north of Cabo San Lucas, so if you are in the mood for a day trip while vacationing there, Todos Santos would be an ideal little place to incorporate into your itinerary!
I suggest visiting Todos Santos this time of year is because of the wonderfully warm weather and the great galleries all around town. It would be a great vacation to take if you are weary of the cold weather here in Los Angeles. The beaches are incredible! Playa Los Cerritos is the best beach for surfing, in my opinion, which has a beach bar and restaurant you can lounge around all day, and Playa Las Palmas, is picture perfect and one of the best beaches for swimming in Southern Baja. If you do decide to hit the surf, however, be sure not to leave your valuables in the car—break-ins in that area are not uncommon!
If you end up venturing towards Todos Santos in the near future, a great place to stay for the night or weekend is the Todos Santos Inn, run by my good friend John Stoltzfus. John has owned the inn for at least five years after the he swapped his 9 to 5 job selling dental hygiene products for inn keeping. It is the perfect, cozy place to stay if you head to Todos Santos any soon—satisfaction guaranteed!