SUNDAY COFFEE WITH JEB



Seniors Drop  South to Todos Santos

images-2Get your coffee and let’s head to one of “The Best Places to Visit in Mexico”… Todos Santos. Senior travelers will find  this small coastal town at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side of the Baja Sur Peninsula, about an hour’s drive north of Cabo San Lucas on Hwy 19.

Senior visitors discover handicraft shops, owner-operated art galleries, upscale restaurants, boutique hotels and restored colonial buildings. There are many beautiful beaches within a 15 minute drive of Todos Santos.

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Todos Santos is called Pueblo Magico (magic city). Subterranean springs descending from Sierra La Laguna give birth to this oasis in the middle of a desert peninsula. That’s why mango, papaya, citrus fruits, sugarcane, and avocado are easily grown.

 Seniors Visitors Charmed by the ‘Magic City’

In addition to its exuberant plant life, this Magical Town has other charms that it slowly reveals to senior visitors: the beauty of its nearby beaches (perfect for surfing), its arts community, small hotels with excellent service, and a surprising range of dining options.

January signals the start of many annual events and activities with the week long art festival. The rich cultural history of Mexico is celebrated with music, folk dancing and theaterical artists. The Todos Santos Music Festival adds music to the long list of artistic endeavors hosted in this Pueblo Magico.

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Blessed with the most favorable climate in Baja Sur, Todos Santos is a haven for artists, craftsmen, surfers and travelers seeking adventure, natural beauty and a healthy lifestyle.

Rich history, centuries’ old traditions and warm hospitality blend with modern conveniences to make this a magical community.

There are some 20 art galleries on the narrow  streets, such as the Galeria Logan, Gabo, and the Faces of Mexico Ethnic Art Gallery, which features some of the area’s traditional masks.

 Senior Tourists Enjoy Desert Oasis

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Seniors will want to visit the Tortugueros Las Playitas Sea Turtle Conservation Project and spend some time on Playa Los Cerritos that draws in tourists from all over the country. The Ochre-Colored Church is also a major draw for visitors.

The historic Todos Santos Inn, a former hacienda, has been restored as a historic village inn. With its antiques, soaring beamed ceilings and courtyard gardens, the Todos Santos Inn evokes a bygone era. The nearby Playa Cerritos is a world of its own, with surf lessons, local artisans selling trinkets, massages on the beach, and horse-riding lessons.

Some would call Todos Santos one of the most appealing towns in all of Baja, maybe even all of Mexico. A quirky mix of locals, fishers, surfers and New Age spiritualists, the town of ‘All Saints’ has thus far escaped the rampant tourism of the other Cape towns, but still has all kinds of things to see and do.

Seniors, drop on down the Baja and enjoy a few days in Todos Santos.  Looks like a fun place to me. -jeb

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