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Heaven in Baja - Todos Santos

Posted on May 16 2016

On a recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico, we decided to take a day adventure to explore Todos Santos.  Todos Santos is north of Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific Ocean side.  About a 90 minute drive up the coast.  Once known for the Hotel California and an artist’s retreat for expatriates, this quaint beachside town is a place you will never forget. With no jet skis, time shares, condos or night clubs, it is an amazing destination to visit and stay.

Art and Beer Todos Santos - Trailer Boutique Heading out for our early morning journey in our rented Jeep, my husband, Kevin, a few friends, and I set out to find new adventure. Getting to Todos Santos is really pretty easy.  While you could hire a driver, we found the new highway that runs along the coast very easy to navigate.  No traffic and a beautiful drive. Our first stop was at a little known restaurant and bar, called Art & Beer.  While the internet reviews aren’t exactly 5 star, if you are up for one of the most unique places you will ever see, stop by. The property is a series of bungalows with art strewn all over the property that can be viewed via a wood walking path.  Cocktails were very big, very fresh and the staff was very nice.  One of those places that you wonder how it stays in business, but I hope it is around for a very long time and you all get to see it some day. Art and Beer Todos Santos Baja California - Trailer Boutique Leaving the El Pescadero area we hit the road and landed at a fairly well know surf spot called Cerritos Beach.  We visited two properties that are side by side, the Mayan Village Resort features rustic, palapa style huts right on the beach. The main hotel, Cerritos Surf Colony is a more modern property with studios and multi-room accommodations.  Things to know - the road to Cerritos is not well marked.  Use the kilometer markers on the highway to know when to turn.  You will see the motel and huts from the main road but it is a drive down a dirt path to get there so don’t get discouraged. Cerrritos Surf Colony- Todos Santos Trailer Boutique Now, back to paradise.  From the moment we stepped foot onto the property I was in LOVE.  This is the quintessential definition of the “perfect” place to get away.  The huts are a single room with a sliding glass door opening to the beach.  Cute, romantic, amazing.  No bathrooms in the huts so you will be using the communal facilities.  They were very nice, clean, better than most camp grounds I have been to. Surf Colony Surf School- Trailer Boutique From there we made our way to the pool area of the larger hotel, Cerritos Surf Colony for a cocktail.  The pool and outdoor bar was very updated, even had large daybeds with umbrellas for guests to use.  I think the entire time we were there we saw maybe 6 people.  Talk about quiet!  Room rates range from $130 per night for a hut, up to $500+ for a multi-room unit, but prices will fluctuate based on season and occupancy so make sure to call to get your best rate. Fronting the resort is one of the most beautiful stretches of Pacific Beach you will ever see.  At the north end is the best surf break and where you will see tons of locals hanging out with shade awnings, having a cerveza, surfing. There is a place to rent boards and get lessons right in front of the resort as well. Next stop was for lunch in downtown Todos Santos at Los Adobes.  In a hidden courtyard behind a 100 year old adobe building, the restaurant is under a covered patio and surrounded by a beautiful garden.  The food is fresh, flavorful and the mole sauce is probably one of the best I have ever had.  Plan some time to walk around the village after lunch.  There are tons of great little galleries, jewelry and local curio shops.

Todos-Santos-Restaurant-TrailerBoutique As the day was getting shorter we had to march on to get to one of the beach resorts.  Several new boutique hotels and motels have opened over the past few years and I have been wanting to check this out for a very long time.  We had hoped to visit several different places but we were running out of time so Hotel Posada la Poza, the “inn at the Lagoon" would have to be our next and final destination this time around.  Winner of the 2015 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award, the eight room hotel was opened by a Swiss couple, Jeurg and Libusche Wiesendanger in 2002. Greeted at the secure gate, we were escorted to the rooftop bar and restaurant where we were served fresh margaritas and treated like we were the only guests at the resort. A large property with an expansive pool area, if you are looking for quiet a a place to get away from it all, this is your spot. Mayan Resort - Trailer Boutique An incredible day and I look forward to getting back very soon.  There are several more boutique hotels, including a few yoga retreats that I MUST find on the next adventure to Todos Santos. Stay tuned for my next post where I share all the essentials you need for a trip to Cabo San Lucas.

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