Pick up time at hotel or private address:
Cabo San Lucas: 09:00 hrs
Tourist Corridor: 08:45 hrs
San José del Cabo: 8:30 hrs.
Drive along the Pacific cost for 1 ½ hours.
Arrival to Todos Santos. Visit the regional anthropological museum which is the first of 15 historical buildings and homes on the walking tour, and we'll explore the colorful personalities and global forces that brought them into being.
Visit the galleries of 3 local artist and stop at the legendary Hotel California.
Break for lunch, shopping, walking or relax.
Return to Cabos.
Back in 1723 Father Jaime Bravo established Todos Santos as the site of the mission of Nuestra Senora del pilar de La Paz. It eventually reached mission status & was named Santa Rosa de Todos Santos in honor if its benefactor, Doña Rosa de la Pena.
They discovered Pericu, Cochime, and Guaycuara Indians living in the mountain areas surrounding what is now Todos Santos. Some of the ranches as we know today, such as Guayabitas, were once Indian settlements. One of the purposes of the establishment of the mission here was to convert the natives to the Catholic lifestyle. The Indians were entranced by the Holy Saints days, along with the special adornments they were given to wear, but they rebelled at many changes, including monogamy. They also did not like to wear clothes to church. Soon rebellion and epidemics destroyed the inter-cultural relationships and the Jesuit effort at conversion failed, though the pueblo continued to prosper.
A major reason for this prosperity was the abundant water and fertile soil that the newcomers found in this special oasis. Sugar cane, corn and various other vegetables supported daily life.