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Articles about Todos Santos
Baja California Sur, Mexico

Many articles have been written about Todos Santos Mexico. The following are the introductions to various articles about Todos Santos with links to the continuation of those articles and links to the original sources. These selections include articles from Los Cabos Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. Contributing writers are Ann Hazard, David Mandich, Sabrina Lear and Anna Urbanik.

An Artist’s Nirvana - The Aura of Todos Santos

As Vincent Van Gogh studied color and light in the hay-stacked fields of the French countryside, today artists are finding the same draw to the cactus forests and palm groves of Todos Santos. 
An Artist’s Nirvana - The Aura of Todos Santos
Article by David Mandich - 26 June 2008

Welcome to 'magic town' - Todos Santos
Article by Tom Uhlenbrock
St. Louis Post-Dispatch -

TODOS SANTOS, Baja California Sur, Mexico - 06/17/2007 — The innkeeper had a ready reply for those who showed up at the door of Posada La Poza a little shellshocked from the road that leads to his gate.

"There's an old saying in Mexico: Good roads bring bad people. We only want good people, that's why the road is so bad," said Juerg Wiesendanger, a Swiss native who created the upscale inn and restaurant with his Czech wife, Libusche.
Welcome to 'magic town' - Todos Santos

Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico - Celebrating the official designation as a Pueblo Magico (Magical Town)

Todos Santos is ready to begin a new stage in which the community and the three levels of the government will work together to reinforce it (the town) as a tourist stop between the destinations of Los Cabos and La Paz,”said Narciso Agúndez Montaño, state governor of Baja California Sur, receiving the official appointment for Todos Santos as a Pueblo Magico (Magical Town) from the Tourism Secretary Rodolfo Elizondo Torres on October 23, 2006.
Article by Anna Urbanik - 25 October 2006
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Pueblos Magicos (Magical Towns) Program of SECTUR

With tourism being Mexico’s third major industry, the country’s government has developed several programs to support this important, dollar-generating sector. One of them, called Pueblos Magicos (Magical Towns), aims to increase tourism to towns that are of particular historic or religious value, or that are located near large cities or other tourist sites. As of October 23, 2006, the town of Todos Santos (about an hour drive from Cabo San Lucas or La Paz) is joining the 23 “Magical Towns” already in the program.
Article by Anna Urbanik - 24 October 2006
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Todos Santos — Sexy Señorita of Baja California Sur

Article by Ann Hazard - November 2004
Todos Santos is growing up, I say to myself as I wander the streets on a balmy afternoon in early February of last year. Like a señorita who has just celebrated her quinceañera (fifteenth birthday), Baja’s hippest town is blossoming into womanhood. Her eclectic expatriate population of artists, writers, musicians and spiritual adventurers number over 600 now. Ann Hazard's article about Todos Santos continues . . .

Todos Santos – Take A Trip Into ‘The Beyond of Baja,’
For Art, Music, Fine Restaurants and the Illusionary Hotel California

Tourists who aren’t into the Cabo San Lucas scene of catching a big fish, playing golf or getting drunk and hanging upside down by their ankles on a fish scale in a bar are happy to discover the sleepy ‘Artists Colony’ of Todos Santos just one hour north of Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific side of the Baja California peninsula. What was once Santa Fe, New Mexico in the 1920´s, later Carmel and Big Sur in the 50´s & 60´s, is now becoming Todos Santos.
By David Mandich - December 01, 2003
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Todos Santos A Gentle Sanctuary Brimming With Creative Souls

Historic Todos Santos is an easy hour’s drive on the scenic Pacific coast highway from Cabo San Lucas. A palm-fringed oasis brimming with creative souls, this gentle sanctuary has captivated many with its peaceful, laid-back flavor. Set back several miles from the Pacific ocean and nestled under the towering Sierra de la Laguna mountains, this small, intimate town boasts chilly, enervating nights in the winter months and cooler weather than Los Cabos for much of the year. From Cabo San Lucas, Highway 19 swings uphill into town, becoming Degollado for four blocks, then turns right at the only light on Colegio Militar. Article from Los Cabos Magazine continues...

Article from Los Cabos Magazine - Issue #7 - By: Sabrina Lear - December 15, 2000


A laid-back haven for surfers and artistic-minded expats, Todos Santos is Cabo without the Wabo
Article in San Francisco Chronicle
By:Christine Delsol, Deputy Travel Editor -
Sunday, November 4, 2001 - San Francisco Chronicle

Todos Santos, Mexico -- As soon as the plane's doors opened at San Jose del Cabo, it hit me - the iodine-tinged heat, weighted with moisture from the sea even in the Baja desert, that surprises me like a welcome-home hug every time I return to Mexico. Recently it felt sweeter than ever: After six weeks of trying to accept the new and nervous place my own country had become, Mexico was still Mexico. I'd come to the southern end of Baja California in search of something beyond tequila shooters and thumping, all-night discos - I was looking for Cabo without the Wabo. Article continues...

MEXICO - Disappearing Into Todos Santos

They may seem invisible at first, but this artsy town at the bottom of Baja is where some expats are living the good life. By Joe Cummings, Special To The Los Angeles Times

I first heard about Todos Santos more than a decade ago from my friend Rebecca. She had a gypsy soul and made her living peddling words to glossy travel magazines, a perfect mating of vocation and avocation. She once spent nine months driving the coastlines of Mexico in a beat-up Toyota Celica, a trip that yielded hundreds of pages of inspired writing about the "hidden" places she discovered. Rebecca mentioned Todos Santos to me only in passing as a place she might flee to when she was ready to write her novel. Her affection for Mexico, especially Baja, was obvious, but I wasn't immediately tempted to copy her dash across the border. Todos Santos article continues ...

March 17, 2002 - Los Angeles Times Article about Todos Santos, Baja California Sur

Hotel California: Heaven or hype as a flophouse goes upscale

By Laura Bly, USA TODAY
TODOS SANTOS, Mexico — "A dream hangs over the whole region, a brooding kind of hallucination," wrote John Steinbeck about the desert that gnaws at the edges of this scruffy but rapidly gentrifying oasis near the tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. "The very air here is miraculous, and outlines of reality change by the moment." Six decades later, reality remains an ephemeral quality in Todos Santos, home to the celebrated — and reopening — Hotel California. — Or not. Article continues ...

02/24/2003 - USA TODAY - article about Hotel California, located in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur.

Todos Santos - Another World Only an Hour Away

Article from Los Cabos Magazine - Issue #4 - October 1996
Only 73 kilometers (about 43 miles) north of Cabo San Lucas, yet as different as east from west, Todos Santos sits below the towering Sierra de la Laguna mountains at the end of a beautiful and scenic drive on the Pacific Ocean coast. On a mesa overlooking a valley of orchards and gardens, a mile or so from the Pacific, Todos Santos is verdant with groves of Washingtonian palms, mangos, papayas, avocados and other crops. As recently as 1990, it was a sleepier place. The chic Café Santa Fé Restaurant, in part responsible for the town's 20th century renaissance, was still under construction. Galeria Todos Santos, and the Todos Santos Inn, were distant gringo dreams.
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