07.17.17

TODOS SANTOS TRAVEL GUIDE

todos santos! what an adorable place to visit. we took a short little 4 days, 3 nights trip and loved it! here’s everything we did and a few tips along the way…

you fly into the los cabos airport, rent a car and drive about an hour and fifteen minutes to todos santos. it’s an easy drive, pretty much just one road all the way there through the desert. i would say renting a car is a must. i barely saw any taxis around and i hear it’s pretty outrageous in price to get a taxi from the airport. plus you want a car to easily jump around to all the close by restaurants. everything is fairly close by, but not really walkable in the heat from the hotel we stayed at.

i just love that handsome guy!

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our hotel was a dream. it’s called the hotel san cristobal. i’ve been wanting to go for months. it’s the same designers as a few of my favorite hotels and i knew it would be an amazing spot. it’s on the beach (we didn’t swim because the waves are pretty intense, but the sunsets and the breeze were so lovely), the service is spot on, the design details make you never want to leave, the margaritas are delicious, and the food (while pricey) is very good.

our first meal, everyone told us we had to try hierbabuena. it’s this cute little spot down a dirt road and in a lush garden where they grow all their food. i would have loved to try this place again because we weren’t blown away with what we ordered and i think it has a lot of potential. so definitely go, order the chorizo pizza (my fave thing we got) and one of the fresh cocktails.

the actual downtown todos santos area is really charming. colorful, a good mixture of new and old, it feels a little like marfa, tx. there are tons of little cafes, taco stands, galleries, and gift shops. we received a list of things from the hotel that guided our stay and also did a lot of wandering.

our favorite meal! very cheap. insanely good. we went back twice in one day. taqueria el parguito. it’s kinda hard to find on the map, but it’s right when you enter the town on the main road and to the right. you will see the big surfboard that says tacos on it. the fried fish tacos (only 1 of 2 options there) are some of the best we’ve ever had.

we also liked the ice cream at la paloma and the tacos at el compa chava. the colors are so fun everywhere!

we strolled into this tiny gallery, and picked up a well designed pack of cards.

the mezcal shop, mexico gourmet was so cool! tons of bottles and spices. justin did a tasting that he really enjoyed. the guy who runs it is sweet and very knowledgable. and remember, everything is so walkable in the town it’s hard to miss all the good spots. you can hit them all up in a day or two. check out the surf shop and book store on the same street.

a few more food and drink spots we went to…

baja beans for our morning coffee (there’s normally a sunday market with music and food but we went in the off season so it was very small)

la esquina has a great breakfast and nice setting. it’s just a few minutes drive from downtown.

cafe todos santos has an adorable back patio to sit on. we got micheladas and chilaquiles.

a few spots we didn’t make it to because we got lazy and met new friends at the hotel…but i heard they are awesome! cafe sante fe for old school fancy italian and jazamango for comfort mexican food. (we drove by, and it’s nice!) there’s also this really gorgeous cemetery you should stroll through to the left of that place in the back. so many flowers and colors.

we spent a loooooot of our time at our hotel. it was just so relaxing and air conditioned and nice comfy pillows everywhere and the pool. and like i said…those margaritas were toooo good.

we aren’t really beach people. i mean the beach is cool and all but i love a pool honestly. i heard that balandra beach is a pretty spot with clear water if you feel like taking a 1.5 hour drive one day. we just…didn’t make it. and la palmas beach is another that’s more private and jungle like i think.

we ran out of time but wanted to stop by art & beer on our way out. this interesting outdoor art exhibit. and the blanket factory on the way to the airport is fun to pop into.

a perfect little anniversary location. easy, fun, small, not hard to navigate, good food, desert sunsets. would definitely go back one day!

see more travel posts here:

MEXICO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE

MARFA, TX TRAVEL GUIDE

COLOMBIA TRAVEL GUIDE

LONDON TRAVEL GUIDE

STOCKHOLM TRAVEL GUIDE

TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE

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    Stephanie says:

    Such a lovely post, love all your pictures and the colors! Love all the interior decor and those tacos look delish! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    x
    StephC

    http://sstephcc.blogspot.com/

    I’m a pool kind of girl too. I want to go here! I’ve been dying to go to Mexico, and really it’s not that far from LA!

    Helen says:

    I loved this travel guide to Todos Santos! It looks like such a fun and colorful place! Although, I would find it hard to get out and explore if I were staying in a hotel that beautiful!

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

    san says:

    bri! next time in mexico you should try go to Oaxaca, i think you would love it! <3

    AM says:

    When you say expensive food at the hotel, do you mean expensive for Mexico or expensive compared to NYC/ LA? Thank you!

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