Located one hour north of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19, halfway to La Paz, is a small town is nestled in between the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. It is a beautiful scenic drive from Cabo San Lucas up the Baja Peninsula along the coast and through the tropical vegetation. The town is an eclectic community of artisans and surfers with a population of about 8,500. Enjoy its peaceful, laid back approach to life. Todos Santos was founded as a missionary in 1723. It has retained its historical plaza and old town charm. It is home to the recently restored Hotel California.
There is something for everyone here, from shopping to art galleries to surfing! Spend the afternoon at one of Todos Santos’ spectacular beaches. Grab lunch at Shut Up Franks and try one of their famous Baja burgers. Later, you can enjoy dinner at Los Adobes with fine regional Mexican cuisine served in an outdoor setting. On the way back to Cabo San Lucas, stop in at Art & Beer at Km 68 and enjoy a freshly made Margarita to watch an amazing sunset over the Pacific Ocean. It is definitely not a place to miss!
Located 93 miles north of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. It is the capital of the state of Baja California Sur and largest city. Its name translated into English means "The Peace" and is truly deserved. La Paz is attractive because of the peacefulness that can be felt all over the city: wide streets, low traffic and a grid-like plan make it easy to navigate. We recommend a stroll on the malecón, the sidewalk along the bay. Take a drive on the panoramic highway to Costa Baja passing by the Cerro de la Calavera (Skull-Mountain). If you have the time, a day excursion to the islands will be the highlight of your trip.
Rather than being an individual city, East Cape is actually a county in which there are many small towns. Located on the Sea of Cortez immediately starting east of San José del Cabo and stretching along fifty-five miles of desert mountain and coastline, north to Los Barriles. The cape boasts spectacular secluded beaches, amazing mountain & desert terrain and offshore reefs. The East Cape is one of the richest and most diverse fisheries in the world. It boasts some of the best fishing in the Baja, whether offshore fishing for marlin or inshore hunting the prized rooster-fish. Cabo Pulmo is located on the East Cape.
It is the only living coral reef in North America. It is a shallow bay along the Sea of Cortez with 5 miles of pristine beaches running from Los Frailes to Pulmo Point. Cabo Pulmo has been designated in 2005 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the abundance of tropical water species and the coral reef. It is world renowned for excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing.
These two are a pair of picturesque small towns next to each other, about thirty minutes north of the San José del Cabo International Airport. Little to offer by themselves, except for the charm of an old Baja town, the natural wonders that surround them are their true attraction: Miraflores holds the Boca de la Sierra, the entrance to the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere a federally protected zone of dry forests and hot spot of unique biodiversity of the Baja Peninsula. The Sierra de la Laguna is home to some two hundred and twenty four species of plants, half the reptiles and amphibians in the entire State, and 96% of the region's mammals. More than 10% of these species are endemic to this area. Santiago is home to La Cola de la Zorra (the "Tail of the Fox") one of the largest waterfalls in Baja. The water tumbles down more than 40 feet into a pool of crystal clear water over 20 feet deep. You can drive, but we recommend going on a guided hiking tour for safety reasons.
Very small towns that you pass threw on your way to La Paz. San Antonio is a small mining town about 18 miles north of San Bartolo. Once in past years, San Antonio served briefly as the capital of Baja California Sur 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.
El Triunfo is a great place to stops in and take some pictures. The old XIX century houses and ruins of what was once a very rich mining town.
4 1/2 miles north of San Antonio. Gold 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 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 Triunfo.