Todos Santos


Todos Santos

Todos Santos

The town is Todos los Santos, although most people shorten that to just “Todos Santos“.  While some consider this a “beach” town, it’s actually about a half mile/.8 kilometer direct line from town central to the coast.  I measured that distance using Google Maps, anchoring off the most famous feature of Todos Santos, which we’ll explore next Monday.  But here’s a hint: The Eagles.

Pretty Rustic — Dirt Streets

Pretty Rustic — Dirt Streets (they were under repair at the time)

We started our excursion into Todos Santos (link: town website)with a stop at the cultural center, more of which you’ll see this Friday and next during both Fun Photo Fridays.  For today I’ll just show you some of the mural work inside:

Todos Santos Cultural Center

Todos Santos Cultural Center

Todos Santos Cultural Center

Todos Santos Cultural Center

The main street and many of the side streets were unpaved on this trip, as repairs to those streets were underway.  That just added to the charm, however.  After our trip through the cultural center we stopped off at a little mall for some shopping and refreshment — Plaza Comercial los Faroles (Lantern Plaza Shopping).

Todos Santos shopping complex

Plaza Comercial los Faroles

Make sure you step inside the plaza to gaze upon a rather stunning mural:

Mural

Plaza Comercial los Faroles Mural

Along the streets were some very interesting buildings that were fun to photograph.  Here is a little strip mall with, ironically, a photo gallery:

Todos Santos

Todos Santos

Look up as well for some other photo opportunities:

Todos Santos

Todos Santos

Not all the color was on the buildings, of course.  Flowers abound here:

Todos Santos

Todos Santos flowers

And every town has at least one very photogenic street-side café:

Café

Café

The arts and crafts here are equally colorful, so be on the lookout for some interesting compositions during your stroll through town:

Todos Santos

Todos Santos

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