Todos Santos is a small town on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, backed by the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range, just 51 miles (82 km) south of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Hotels, vacation lodges, and campgrounds are all available along the coast and in neighboring cities. However while a beautiful destination for casual gazing, the area is not recommended for serious observations; one EarthSky friend says “Todos Santos offers very little light pollution, pleasant climate, and the sound of grey whales breathing in Magdalena bay.” Others online have said the town is fiercely protective of the environment, and communities have managed to keep major development from permeating their corner of paradise. As a result, the streets are quiet, beaches are pristine, sunsets are magnificent, and stargazing is spectacular.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!