Todos Santos -
Miraflores - Santiago
- San Antonio - Buena
Vista - El Triunfo
Santos is approximately 50 miles north of Cabo San Lucas
on highway 19. Half the fun of an excursion to Todos Santos
is the pleasant drive up the coast. This is a beautiful
one-hour drive through the mountains and along of views
of the blue Pacific can be enjoyed during much of the drive.
The road is in excellent condition.
Santos is the perfect place to escape the crowds of Cabo
with quite streets, a few quaint shops, and several places
to pull up a warm plate and a cold drink. Todos Santos offers
a good selection of artist galleries with something for
everyone. The town is easily explored on food. Today Todos
Santos is known for being somewhat of an artists colony
with several shops featuring the work of local artists.
you are looking for beaches, you'll love Todos Santos beaches.
They offer an excellent shell collecting. The town does
offer some excellent empty beaches both north and south
of town, but most visitors head for downtown to explore
the heart of this very special village.
Santos is a nice stop on a one-day tour of the southern
tip of Baja California Sur.
is located 25 miles north of San Jose del Cabo and is several
hundred years old. Miraflores has many local shops leather
products and the natural Hot Springs located just outside
of town. The Miraflores area also produces some of the most
incredible sweet basil to ever come out of mother earth.
This is a quiet, relaxing drive and a great way to enjoy
the unusually lush surroundings.
approximately 30 miles north of Los Cabos Airport. The area
is known for farming, fruit orchards and a small zoo, the
only one in Southern Baja. Santiago dates back to 1723 when
an Italian padre built a mission there, but was abandoned
later that century.
are many working farms and ranches in the area, so do not
be too surprised if you see some real cowboys in this area.
Palm leaves, used to make palapa roofs, are a main product
of the village and can be seen in various stages of production
as one drives through town.
small zoo is one of the main focal points in town, and a
fox, monkeys, coyotes, parrots and duck can be viewed in
the park. There is also a small, very rustic, museum containing
colonial artifacts and local fossils.
Antonio, small mining town, is 18 miles north of San Bartolo.
Once at time San Antonio served briefly as the capital of
South Baja when Loreto was destroyed by a hurricane. Many
old buildings, the church, and the remains of the exhausted
mines make San Antonio a great choice for some photos. There's
some abandoned mines that they give off large smoke stack
that dominates the town skyline.
for a coastal adventure, sport fishing, windsurfing and
the tranquility of the beaches have made this area of the
East Cape famous. Buena Vista is located right on Baja Highway
One, an hour north of Los Cabos. There are several places
where you can pull your car right up towards the beach,
and swim in the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Barriles is a great lunch or early dinner stop if you are
on a day trip from Los Cabos. There are several restaurants
just off of the highway where you can enjoy a good meal,
and even a cold drink.
mining town 4 miles north, El Triunfo is still home to some
small scale miners who work the local mountains. El Triunfo
is located almost due north from Cabo San Lucas. Although
it can be reached by taking Baja Highway 1 north past Los
Cabos airport and Buena Vista, if one is coming from the
town of Cabo San Lucas Highway 19 is probably the faster
way to get there.
and silver were first discovered here in 1862 and soon prospectors
from Mexico and the United States set up a camp and a mining
operation. A hurricane in flooded all of the local mines
and the area was soon after left almost deserted. There
is talk of some larger mining operations returning to El