When you make the hurricane watch webpage your homepage, when you smell the infectious odor of mangoes everywhere, and when you switch to SPF 80+ you know summer time has begun in Todos Santos. Yes, it’s true that summer in Todos does bring along with it some mean storms, hot days, humid nights, and extra critters around the house. However, it also has its treasures awaiting the tough Todos Santonian that braves these conditions. Here are our top reasons we love Todos Santos in the summer.
- 1) Clouds
Where else in the world are you happy to finally get some gray days? With southern storms gracing our skies, we look forward to taking a siesta under a cloudy Baja sky. It can even make taking a walk down the dusty streets manageable. Photographers love it for giving them some fantastic shoot days. Let’s not forget also how our sunsets get even more spectacular!
- 2) Green
As in the color! Finally, our hillsides and huertas let go of their desert dreary brown and explode in an array of greens. Standing on the southern hills of Pescadero, one’s eyes can’t help but jump right of the sockets with the sensory overload of seeing such a lush and vibrant landscape. A change that appears almost over night. Along with the green plants come a variety of delicious fruits. With mangos being our local favorite.
- 3) Emptier, Empty Beaches
Of course, the Todos Santos area is known for our legendary open and empty beaches. However, coming here in the height of summer will give you several miles completely to yourself. Fancy being an owner of your own beach for a day? It’s more than possible here in these hot summer months. Find a spot, build a tent, and make sure you have plenty of cold Pacificos available to wait out the heat.
- 4) Siestas
Siestas are always a popular cultural aspect of Mexico that we like to adopt, but even more so in the summer heat. Sleep all afternoon under your palapa and not feel a twinge of guilt. It’s for survival!
- 5) Pool parties
It’s about time you can bum a swim in your neighbor’s pool! Bring along some Tecate and your floating lounge chair. It goes hand in hand with learning the art of the Mexican BBQ. Don’t know what that is? Ask a local to join you and buy the asada!
- 6) East Cape Escapes
While certainly not an escape from the heat, the East Cape of Baja Sur is an escape to the best summer waves. Stock up on lots of sun block, water, and more water before heading out to this riveting zone of breaks all along the eastern cape of Baja Sur. The aquamarine colors will dazzle your eyes, while the beautiful rolling rights will give you an ear-to-ear grin.