Historic Todos Santos Tour

The town was originally built on the sugar cane industry, learn the story
BY: ANNE TEAK

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Baja California Sur 100 years ago? Most of us don’t know what to do with ourselves when we lose internet or cell service for just a few minutes. What was it like back when those things didn’t exist?

You’ll get a little taste of that during the Palapa Society of Todos Santos’ 2018 Historic Home Tour which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. Included on the tour are 17 homes, five hotels/inns, two municipal buildings, the mission and a sugar cane processing plant.

A new part of the tour this year is the optional Find the Saint challenge. Todos Santos (which, translated, means All Saints) has several statues of saints around town, perched in little niches on the outside of buildings. Find and mark all of them on a map and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a commemorative painting by artist Erick Ochoa. It’s a fun way to notice all these little treasures around town that you normally would pass on by.

Also new this year, several local restaurants will offer discounts on breakfast and lunch to wristband holders the day of the tour.

Wristbands are $20 USD and will be sold the day of the event at the cultural center on the corner of Benito Juarez and Alvaro Obregon, which is where the tour starts. You get a map and you hop in your own car and buzz around to the various venues. Visit www.palapasociety.org for more information.