Todos Santos (All Saints) sits right by the Tropic of Cancer, dipping its toes in the Pacific Ocean while overlooking the Baja Desert gently leaning against the foot of the Sierra de la Laguna, the southernmost mountain range in the Baja California Region which is notable for the dry forest eco-region at the base of its incline and the pine-oak forests toward its tip.
Not to be confused with Todos santos Island, which is a popular surfing spot and island off the coast of Ensenada in Baja Norte. Todos Santos is about an hour's drive north of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19 and an hour's drive south from La Paz. During the 19th century Todos Santos Mexico thrived as the Baja sugarcane capital, which is still evident by the ruins of sugar mills. Now the rich farmlands have been re-worked & the town prospers from an abundance of vegetable& chili farming, avocado, papaya & mango orchards, fishing & ranching. Todos Santos is blessed with the most favorable climate in Baja Sur, Todos Santos is a haven for artists, craftsmen, surfers and travelers seeking adventure, natural beauty and a healthy lifestyle. When you walk around Todos Santos you will find various artworks and gifts produced by local artists. There are several art museums in town such as Centro Cultural. Here you will find a modest collection of artifacts evoking the history of Todos Santos as well as exhibits of paintings by local artists. On your visit to Todos Santos be sure to visit The mission Nuestra Señora del Pilar de La Paz; founded by father Jaime Bravo in 1723. It is located across the street to the southwest from the small town plaza. This mission contains the statue of the Virgin of Pilar, which is the focus of Todos Santos main festival in October.