Our Side Trip to Todos Santos, Mexico

Legend has it that Don Henley of the Eagles wrote the song while staying at the Hotel California in Todos Santos, Mexico. We took a ride to the town during our week at Los Cabos to check it out.


Our Side Trip to Todos Santos, Mexico

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by travel itch on January 25, 2003

Todos Santos is an oasis in the desert and the home of numerous art galleries and artists. We loved the walk around this charming town, with its old theater, church, and numerous shops, bars, and some of the best restaurants on the peninsula.

Our favorite spot was Hotel California. Legend has it that it is the Hotel California made famous by the Eagles song in the 1970s. Real or made-up, the mystique added to the very enjoyable visit.${QuickSuggestions} You can find the full story about the Hotel California legend on the website Todos Santos Pages. ${BestWay} We traveled by rental car to Todos Santos. It is located on the Tropic of Cancer in the southern portion of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, just one hour north of Cabo San Lucas and one hour south of La Paz. It is 1 kilometer from the Pacific Ocean at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains.


Todos Santos Inn

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by travel itch on January 25, 2003

The Todos Santos Inn is a grand old hacienda in the heart of Todos Santos’s historic district. Built in the mid-19th century, this former home of a sugar baron has been restored as an historic village inn. It has beautiful antiques, soaring beamed ceilings, and wonderful courtyard gardens. The rooms are charming and elegant.
Todos Santos Inn
Calle Legaspi 33
Todos Santos, Mexico
52/612-14-50040

La Coronela

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by travel itch on January 25, 2003

This restaurant is under new management and has great service and wonderful presentation. I had seared tuna, which was made perfectly. My husband had a lamb burger that was surprisingly good. The restaurant could compete with any good New York restaurant.
La Coronella at Hotel California
Calle Juarez E/Morales Y Marquez De Leon
Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico
01 612 145 0525

Restaurante Café Santa Fe

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by travel itch on January 25, 2003

When we got to the Santa Fe Restaurant, we were very disappointed to learn that they were closed on Tuesday. We had received about four recommendations from visitors we met at Los Cabos and were very anxious to try it. Our understanding was that it has fine Italian cuisine: seafood, meats, homemade pastas, and a full bar.
Restaurante Cafe Santa Fe
Calle Centenario 4
Todos Santos, Mexico

Art Gallery

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by travel itch on January 25, 2003

Browsing art galleries is one of our favorite things to do. In the attached picture, you'll see one of the nicest galleries in Todos Santos, right next to the Todos Santos Inn.
Art Gallery
Calle Legaspi
Todos Santos, Mexico

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