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Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The ocean churns as a 36-ton mammal swims up to the boat. With your arm plunged into the cool water, you await the touch of a California gray whale. Like a house cat craving a scratch on the head, the whale pushes its rubbery skin, rough with...
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El Pescadero, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Life's a beach... Or if you're in this part of Mexico, it's an indescribable piece of heaven. This was just one of many sunsets a group of friends and I enjoyed during a month long Mexican adventure in El Pescadero. A shanty little town 20 minutes...
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Benito Juarez SN Esq. Miguel Hidalgo, Centro, 23033 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
“Dude” is a word that's used a lot around Rancho Pescadero, a small hotel in the surfing town of Todos Santos, located in the Mexican state of Baja California. The rooms here, however, don't reflect the dude aesthetic, which is to say...
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The most rugged, sketchy roads always seem to lead to the best surf breaks. This photo captures the early morning drive over the hill to Cerritos beach in Baja Mexico. Down below I discovered perfect, glassy rights and only a few early risers in...
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Calle Álvaro Obregón 23300, Centro, Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
This abacus-inspired device tracks how many beers you take from the honor bar located next to the rooftop jacuzzi at Casa Tota (www.hotelcasatota.com). Located in the heart of Todos Santos, this new hotel is outrageously affordable (rooms start at...
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Carretera Federal 19 KM 50, San Juan, 23390 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
Baja Beans Roasting Company purchases beans from a family farm in Puebla and roasts them in a vintage coffee roaster in Todos Santos. Order a latte to sip in the café’s garden patio, or buy a bag of beans to bring home. Baja Beans Roasting...
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Latin America
For a real latte, I went to Baja Beans. They're off a dirt road between Pescadero and Todos Santos, and a little hard to find but they have a sign off of Mexico 19. They get their beans from Oaxaca, and the roasting happens at their headquarters...
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
We had the most amazing breakfast in their beautiful and quaint back garden. I'm voting this the best Bloody Mary I've ever had. The cinnamon coffee was smooth and easy, and everyone's breakfast hit the spot. Spend a breakfast here and even a...
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Calle Madero 1240, Zona Central, 23300 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
In 2013, adventure company Todos Aventura (now known as The Hub) opened 15 miles of amazing mountain bike trails over dunes and around cacti and through dreamlike landscapes. Nothing beats a few hours of this kind of kickin' around right before...
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Instituto Tecnológico Regional, La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
Two to three nights a week, the owner of Galería de Todos Santos, Michael Cope, hosts Michael’s at the Gallery, where no more than 30 guests are served Asian fusion dishes such as Thai sweet chili ribs. Michael’s at the Gallery, 52/(01)...
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Latin America
They have great pizza at this place in Pescadero, which my husband characterized as a "hut with an oven". The sangria is really nice too.
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Calle Legaspi esquina Topete S/N, Centro, 23300 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
Come to the Guayacura Hotel's rooftop bar (Todos Santos), take in the view, and order the Margarita Limón as well as the Margarita Mango. Share both with a friend. Not only are they the best in town, the mix of salt and sweet is over the top! A...
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Latin America
I'm not totally sure about the name for this place, but it's at the 70km mark on highway 19, heading north towards Pescadero from Cabo. After passing a long stretch of an industrial looking area, I finally spotted this modest restaurant with a...
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San José del Cabo 1227, centro, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Visiting Baja Brewing Company is a must! Everything on the menu is good, but the Basil-Blue Cheese Burger is my favorite of their pub fare, and I highly recommend their Escorpion Negro if you'd like a smooth, malty beer to go with your meal! Baja...
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1ro de Mayo, San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
I discovered seven remarkably delicious renditions of los moles de Oaxaca at Don Emiliano Restaurant in the center of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. The executive chef, Margarita C. de Salinas, is internationally renowned for her mind-expanding...
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San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Las Ventanas al Paraíso represents the epitome of luxury, with gorgeous, gigantic rooms featuring traditional crafts, handmade mosaic headboards, and classy furniture and accents. Balcony railings are awash in pink blossoms of...
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Baja California, Mexico
The only way to find this work of art is to explore the many kilometers of roads in Baja. A handful of camping surfers, local ranchers, snakes and coyotes inhabit this zone. The intersection of rugged desert and blue Pacific creates a distinct...
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Calle Centenario, Centro, Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
I don't know why you would find this in Todos Santos, but Cafe Santa Fe is top 3 best Italian in North America. Pizza was out of this world and the lobster ravioli left people speechless. Gotta go.
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Latin America
We had a fishing day with Lee and his captain Emanuel, of Todos Santos Fishing Charters. I really recommend this 3-hour (or 6-hour) fishing experience on Lee's traditional Mexican Panga. This rock formation is something we passed by on the tour....
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Blvd. Paseo de la Marina Dock M slip 14, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
There are lots of ways to get out on the water to tour the rocks and beaches along the tip of the Baja Peninsula—party cruises, whale watching boats, tour groups—you’ve seen a million pictures of them, but splurge a little and just charter your...
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San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
We stopped at a vendor selling fresh coconuts between San Jose Del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas (in the area known as the 'corridor'). After the coconut water was over, the vendor offered to hack the fruit and scoop out the tender meat. We discovered...
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Hwy 19 KM 64.5 Calle a Playa Cerritos # 500 Cerritos Beach, 23310 El Pescadero, B.C.S., Mexico
This hotel is right by Cerritos Beach, the best surfing and swimming beach in the area in Pescadero, a quiet little town about 45 minutes north of Cabo, and 10 minutes south of Todos Santos. I stayed at a "villa", which had 2 bathrooms and 2...
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Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
The Catavina area in Central Baja is some of the wildest land that is a day's drive from the U.S. A second after I snapped this shot, a red coyote trotted past me, then howled out into the vast desert.
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88 Cerro La Poza Todos Santos BCS MX 23300, Guaycura, Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
There are two different kinds of whales that visit Baja each year, the humpback and the gray. The humpback can usually be spotted October through January, then again in April. The gray whale arrives from Alaska in late January and stays through...
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Calle Horizonte S/N, La Cachora, 23305 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
We found this café on the "other side" of Todos Santos; it's a residential area past the main shopping district, where dirt roads lead north towards the mountains. I found a stack of used books in the outdoor area of the café, and took home an...
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Among the Mexican crafts and curios sold in the main shopping area in Todos Santos, this place had the feeling of a gallery, with sculpted, beautiful objects. I ended up buying a copper sink overlaid with hand-painted enamel (for that bathroom...
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Latin America
He and his guys are the best instructors on the beach. Make sure you head to the blue umbrellas midway down to the water . They will be sitting there with about 6 dogs lounging between the boards. Mario will provide everything you need to get rad....
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Boulevard Antonio Mijares, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
The Estero, or Estuary in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico is a quiet nature preserve. It's free to visit and easy to find. It's especially lovely at the end of the day when the light is golden and the air begins to cool. Birds fly around, fish jump, and...
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Carretera Transpeninsular San José del Cabo Km. 30, Las Ánimas Bajas, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
A 10-acre organic farm provides the bounty for the meals at Flora's Field Kitchen, a farm-to-table restaurant at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo. The farm also provides fruits and vegetables for the...
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Degollado, El Pescadero, B.C.S., Mexico
Baja has a reputation for attracting folks who like to live off the grid, enjoying a laid-back lifestyle and creating their own eccentric businesses. One of those is Art & Beer. The name says it all, really; this spot is worth a stop for its art...
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Calle Lás Ánimas s/n, Ánimas Bajas, Animas Bajas, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Los Cabos has more than offer than sand and sea. This tip of the Baja Peninsula has deep farming roots. Huerta los Tamarindos organic farm offers farm tours and cooking classes. Harvest ingredients from the fields and prepare a four-course meal...
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La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
And right on the road! The place doesn't open until a bit past 11 so make sure you have enough time to head there before leaving town.
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
That guy in the photo, That's Sergio Rivera and he is the owner and head chef of this little gem. He's the kind of guy who everyone wants to sit and have a drink with who also just happens to run the hippest place in town. It's always packed with...
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
My mom lives near Todos Santos and when I visit, I like to stroll through stores that sell pinatas, eat fish and beans, and stop by the town cemetery. The cemetery looks like an ice cream shop display with bright colors lined up next to each...
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Alvaro Obregon 12, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Every Thursday night during the months of November to June, San Jose de Cabo's galleries stay open late for Art Walk. You can join other art lovers on a casual stroll through the Art District's many galleries, enjoying work in various media from...
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Carretera Transpeninsular San José del Cabo Km. 30, Las Ánimas Bajas, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
At Flora's, the farm-to-table restaurant and bar, you'll also find Flora Grocery, a small but carefully curated gift shop. On offer are preserves, honeys, sauces, dressings, and pickled vegetables, all made with goods grown on or near the farm....
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Paseo Malecon San Jose, Zona Turistica Fona Tur, Zona Hotelera, 23405 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Travelers who are vegetarian or vegan often have difficulty finding restaurants where they'll have the same range of choices offered to meat-eaters. Fortunately, this isn't the case in Baja, which is blessed with so much farm-fresh produce that...
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Hidalgo y Juarez S/N, Centro, Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
You might encounter this evolving collection of apparel, accessories, and furniture "popping up" here and there. Owner Linda Hamilton, interior designer, fashion stylist, and entrepreneur, has spent years traveling the world on a quest for...
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Calle Benito Juárez S/N, Centro, 23300 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
Colorful Hotel California in the heart of Todos Santos was a wonderful place to vacation. Everywhere you look there's artwork, flowers, candles,brightly painted walls- something beautiful to catch your eye. Our room had an enormous balcony with a...
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Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Seriously, I LOVE these guys, they're the best. And the cutest. Join them at their pop up studio in the huerta in Pescadero on weekdays at 9AM for–in their own words–seriously lighthearted yoga. Watch the passionfruit grow during Suyra Namaskar....
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Calle Álvaro Obregón 23300, Centro, Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
Casa Tota is one of those unique hotels that offers comfort and relaxation while also capturing the unique pulse of the local scene. The staff are very knowledgeable about local day adventure options, the food in the hotel is fresh and delicious,...
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Embraced by locals and expats alike, this little bistro serves late Breakfast and Lunch from 11:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday-Friday. The no-nonsense menu features healthy local ingredients, and in short: the food rocks! I've had some insanely delicious...
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Playas de Chapultepec, 22785 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
We found all kinds of great street art along the way down to Ensenada - here's a great example
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The little shop called Mixtica is tucked onto a side street in artsy Todos Santos, Mexico. Owner Euva is a petite Oaxacan woman bursting with brave style. The day I met Euva, she tended shop in gauzy evening wear topped by a tiara. Her shop is one...