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A verdant tropical oasis, Todos Santos is an eco-tourist’s paradise. From January through March, a stretch of coastline located between two prominent points, Punta Lobos to the south and La Pastora to the north, becomes a playground for the gray whales that migrate down from the cold waters of the Bering Sea to breed and calve. In the winter months, whales can be seen lolling very close to shore. These giant leviathans are an impressive sight as you soak up the warm winter sun on an early morning walk or in the late afternoon while enjoying classic Baja sunsets.

The huertas (orchards) of tropical vegetation are not all that thrive from the abundant water found here. Abundant wildlife thrives in the sparsely developed region taking advantage of the plentiful food and unspoiled habitat. The lagoon at La Poza is constantly changing from the fresh water flowing in from El Callejón, along with the ever-changing tidal induced movement of the sand dunes. Todos Santos provides an exceptional place for bird watchers and photographers. Several smaller bocanas (bays or estuaries) dot the coastline to the north providing shelter for many migratory and resident species of birds. Here you can observe osprey, ibis, egrets, stilts and giant scissor-tailed frigate birds dipping into the water and then rising to the sky in a comical attempt to dry their feathers.

Showing minimal signs of modernization, Todos Santos is without condos, timeshares and jet skis. Mules, horses, cattle, sheep and goats still graze freely on the fresh green grasses of the oasis and in the areas surrounding the pueblo. Neighborhood names like San Sebastian, San Ignacio and San Pedrito affirm that Todos Santos is a place of "All Saints". Tropical names such as Las Brisas, (the breezes), La Cachora, (the gecko), Las Flores, (the flowers) and Los Mangos (the mangos) define the northern outlying area known to the locals as "El Otro Lado" (the other side).

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