I’ve fallen totally, completely, head-over-heels in love with Todos Santos. They say that like calls to like, and I’m sure it’s a mixture of the historical quaintness, the artist galleries, the musicians, the cute little out of the way cafes, surfing nearby and the small town humming with a special kind of energy that walks to its own drummer. Plus it’s home to Hotel California! What’s not to love?

There are several beautiful boutique hotels in the area, along with a plethora of casitas to house guests. It’s definitely a quiet place – a good place to relax and get away from it all and a short 45 minute drive down the highway to San Lucas (Cabo San Lucas, that is) when you and your guests want to get your party on. I would definitely check the calendar of events because they have several things going on that occur yearly … there is a two week music festival headed up by Peter Buck from REM, an artist walk studio gallery, film festival…to name a few.

This is the kind of old-world Mexican town that you see in the movies, with old brick and colonial buildings, beaches that stretch out with hardly a soul on them, small enough where everyone knows each other but just big enough to have some excellent cuisine tucked away in corners, small intimate salsa nights and late evenings so quiet that you can often hear the surf crashing in the middle of town, even though the beach is about a mile away.