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Visit Todos Santos & Surf Playa Cerritos
Catch some waves at Baja’s best surf spot, the brilliant Playa Cerritos and explore the magical town of Todos Santos, where you’ll learn about its captivating history and the stories that pervade its quaint and colourful streets.
Today’s excursion combines a top surfing experience with a spot of history and culture in the charming Todos Santos. You’ll be picked up and transferred from your hotel to Playa Cerritos (or Cerritos Beach), known for the best waves in Baja Sur. This activity is carried with experienced surf instructors, who know the best rides and Pacific Ocean surf conditions inside and out, and can be tailored to any ability level.
The experience is combined with a visit to Todos Santos, a town with a fascinating history and lively cultural scene so time spent here is a highlight in any trip to Baja California. A Jesuit named Padre Jaime Bravo was the first Spaniard to discover the area when he found nomadic Guaycura people living off the inland water source and collecting shellfish along the coast. Thus in 1724, he established a farming community and a visiting mission called Todos Santos, which supplied the water-poor mission community up at La Paz with fruits, vegetables, wine and sugarcane. By 1731 production had boomed and Todos Santos was harvesting 200 burro (donkey)-loads of panocha (raw brown sugar) annually along with figs, pomegranates, citrus fruits and grapes.
Today ‘Todosanteños’ continue this agricultural tradition, cultivating their gardens and producing sweets and breads such as that made at the historic mills. The town also remains one of the most important Jesuit Mission sites in Baja and oft described by those who have had the pleasure of visiting as an oasis. In 2006, Todos Santos was named a Magical Town by the Mexican Secretary of Tourism and is considered a capital of culture, brimming as it is with inspirational and artistic visionaries and home to some of the world’s best local and foreign artists, musicians and writers.
This tour lasts between 6 and 7 hours. Round trip transportation, a professional surf instructor and refreshments are included. Please note that whilst there is time allocated for lunch in Todos Santos, this is extra and payable locally.
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