About Todos Santos Real Estate
Todos Santos is a great little tropical town at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. Named “Pueblo Mágico” in 2006, this town is located 45 minutes south from La Paz and one hour north of Cabo San Lucas. Todos Santos is known as a refuge for artists, and has also become a destination for retirement and living making the Todos Santos real estate market thrive. The great restaurants and galleries around town combine with warm and friendly people.
During the 19th century Todos Santos thrived as the Baja sugarcane capital, which is still evident by the ruins of sugar mills. Now the rich farmlands have been re-worked & the town prospers from an abundance of vegetable and chili farming, avocado, papaya and mango orchards, fishing and ranching.
The mission Nuestra Señora del Pilar de La Paz was founded by father Jaime Bravo in 1723. It is located across the street to the southwest from the small town plaza. This mission contains the statue of the Virgin of Pilar, which is the focus of Todos Santos main festival in October.
More recently, there has been a gradual increase in tourist activity and a boom in Todos Santos real estate development. Handicraft shops, owner-operated art galleries featuring landscape paintings of local scenes (some artists from Guadalajara and other parts of Mexico also exhibit works in Todos Santos) upscale restaurants, boutique hotels and restored colonial buildings have contributed to the gentrification and redevelopment of the town.