Todos Santos, Baja California Sur

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Todos Santos
Todos Santos is locatit in Mexico
Todos Santos
Todos Santos
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 23°26′55″N 110°13′24″W / 23.44861°N 110.22333°W / 23.44861; -110.22333
Kintra Mexico
StateBaja California Sur
MunicipalityLa Paz
41 m (135 ft)
 • Ceety5,148
 • Urban

Todos Santos is a smaw coastal toun at the fuithills o the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side o the Baja California Peninsula, aboot a oor's drive north o Cabo San Lucas on Heich-gate 19 an a oor's drive soothwast frae La Paz. Todos Santos is locatit vera near the Tropic o Cancer in the municipality o La Paz. The population wis 5,148 at the census o 2010. It is the seicont-lairgest toun in the municipality.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The mission at wha is nou Todos Santos, Misión Santa Rosa de las Palmas wis foondit bi faither Jaime Bravo in 1723. In 1724 it wis renamit Nuestra Señora del Pilar de La Paz. Locatit athort the street tae the soothwast frae the smaw toun plaza, this mission contains the statue o the Virgin o Pilar, which is the focus o Todos Santos' main festival in October.

Durin the Mexican American War the Skirmish o Todos Santos, last battle o the war, wis focht near the toun on 30 Mairch 1848.[1]

Durin the 19t century follaein the secularization o the missions, Todos Santos thrivit as the Baja sugarcane caipital, supportin aicht succar mills at the end o the 19t Century. Anerly ane existit bi the time the toun’s freshwatter spring dree'd up in 1950 an that last mill closed in 1965.

Todos Santos faced a bleak futur till, the spring came back tae life in 1981 an the Mexican Govrenment pavit Heich-gate 19 in the mid 1980s. The heich-gate brocht tourists an the rich fermlands hae been revivit. The toun nou prospers frae ferming vegetables, chilies, avocados, papayas an mangoes; frae fishin an ranchin an aw.[2][3]

Contemporar Todos Santos[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mair recently, thare haes been a gradual increase in tourist activity an a boom in real estate development. Handicraft shops, awner-operatit airt galleries featurin landscape paintins o local scenes (some airtists frae Guadalajara an ither pairts o Mexico exhibit wirks in Todos Santos an aw), upscale restaurants, boutique hotels an restored colonial biggins hae contributit tae the gentrification an redevelopment o the toun. The Hotel California is a favorite stap here acause o the name association wi the sang made famous bi the Eagles, even tho the sang daes no specifically reference this pairticular hotel, nor ony ither existin hotel.

Thare are mony bonnie beaches athin a 15 minute drive o Todos Santos. Housomeivver, some o the aurie’s beaches, wi rip tides, unnertows, an fairly steep drop affs that are close tae shore, are no considered safe for swimmin. Playa Las Palmas an Playa Los Cerritos are great beaches for soummin an shell collectin. San Pedrito Pynt, Los Cerritos an ither local surf breaks attract surfers frae aroond the warld. Thare are mony accommodations baith at San Pedrito an at Cerritos beach.

Todos Santos wis namit a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2006.[4]

Notable residents[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Richard W. Amero, The Mexican-American War in Baja California, The Journal of San Diego History, SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Winter 1984, Volume 30, Number 1
  2. Todos Santos History, from accessed 4/05/2013
  3. Todos Santos HISTORY, from accessed 4/05/2013
  4. Postcards from Todos Santos, Pueblo Magico, from accessed 4/05/2013
  5. "Fallece Félix Agramont Cota, ex gobernador del Territorio de BCS". Octavo día (newspaper). 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2013-06-10.

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