New TS lovers page to follow on FB – ‘BEST of TODOS SANTOS’
New TS lovers page to follow on FB – ‘BEST of TODOS SANTOS’
Have to share this awesome place to stay in Todos Santos with you all, close to my place in the La Poza neighborhood, Casa Oasis.
Owned and operated by my friends Charles and Patricia, Casa Oasis is gorgeous and welcoming, tucked into an ocean and lagoon view.
The other evening I enjoyed a light evening meal on the rooftop terrace with friends to watch the moon rise over the mountains as the sun set over the sea, magical. There are several suites available to rent during the Season, would be a lot of fun to stay at during the Tropic of Cancer Concert Series =)
“The “Casa Oasis Todos Santos” is the new beautiful vacation rental, located at La Poza, just off the palm grove for bird watchers’ delight and short walk to the beach, offering a large apartment with master bedroom, living and dining rooms, generous full kitchen and a large porch with breakfast nook. Optional is a 2 twin size bedroom. Another choice is a studio with kitchenette. The house has great ocean view, swimming pool with jacuzzi and a fantastic skydeck for entertainment with firepit and two telescopes. See more details in the website leading you to reservations. Great rates this Summer! ☞ Patricia Shipman, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.casaoasistodossantos.com, 6121451061, Todos Santos”
This building’s stellar location gives you access to the area’s most desirable attractions – from the beach to the quaint village of Todos Santos! You’ll love your proximity to a number of different beaches, including La Pastora, Playa Las Palmas, and Cerritos, which are all great for swimming, surfing, body boarding, and sunbathing!
This area is full of wildlife! You can watch manta rays and bat rays swimming offshore, and do some excellent surf fishing when the season is right. This area is the bird watcher’s dream, with over 400 different species in the area! There are even several turtle hatcheries just down the beach where you can watch the hatchlings scamper down the beach into the waves.
The actual village of Todos Santos has been selected as a “Pueblo Magico” by the Mexican government. These towns are chosen because of their historic background, charming features, and picturesque buildings. Guided walking tours are available, or you can mosey through the sleepy town on your own!
In the town, there are countless good restaurants with a broad variety of cuisines and prices. You’ll also find a range of boutiques and handicraft shops to explore. Depending on the time of year, there are many public events to attend, including an international movie festival, several music festivals, art festivals, a mango festival, Mexican music and dance concerts, a food and wine festival and more!
For active travelers, Todos Santos is the base for a number of eco-tour operators, offering whale watching tours, bicycle tours, kayak rentals, diving tours, deep sea fishing, and surfing lessons.
“Last night, with the full moon, we had a wonderful party at the skydeck at Casa Oasis Todos Santos. First there was a talented ukulele club playing and singing, while others would be chatting around the firepit, waiting for the fish to cook in the new grill. Once made, it was deliciously served with a lemon / olive oil Greek sauce. As it was a potluck party, there were crudites, guacamole, coriander and tuna fish mouses, pasta in a tasty sauce, grilled chicken, exquisite bbq ribs and an outstanding salad. There were also tasty crackers and garlic bread. People were drinking wine, beer, tequila and the good sparkling Topochico water.
We had the opportunity to see our moon and three of the moons of Jupiter through the 10 “reflecting telescope.
Then we had the idea of having another potluck party on August 21 to see the partial eclipse and celebrate the date we moved into the new house. We will have the party if there is a good number of friends coming, therefore we need to know if you want to come. If there is a good group, we can have fun, while we spend the summer in Todos Santos.” ~ Patricia
It’s that time again, sunshine, vino, and tapas, see you out there =)
Tried out the buffet at La Generala today, it was delicious, 100 pesos, recommend. xox
The Baja Distillery Tasting Room is now hosting the Todos Santos Farmers Market! Saturdays 11-3pm Live Music, fresh produce, art, crafts, potions, jams, jellies, and of course the tasting room (gorgeous!). See you there Todos Santos =-)
*Going out of town towards La Paz you pass Canada del Diablo on left, then the dulcerias on the right, look for our sign (The Tasting Room) on the left, right after dulcerias. The driveway goes down hill off the highway.
Want to do some Todos Santos stalking of your own? I finally signed up for instagram, follow my feed for regular doses of around town and special events, via photo. =-) xox @JenelleAubade
Moringa Tree…. We have been encouraged by the owner of the casa we rent to partake of the Moringa tree growing in our yard. He said it cured his Mother’s Diabetes, it is a miracle tree. Dan and I cut a branch and dried it over a couple of days and then added some to our tea to give it a try. We were not fond of the flavor (not dried long enough for sure) and kinda left it at that. Then along came Hurricane Odile, Sept 14th 2014, a category 4 hurricane when it struck the tip of the Baja peninsula, starting at Cabo and churning it’s way north. Todos Santos being about 40 minutes drive north of Cabo, we woke to an apocalyptic scene the morning of the 15th (I say “woke” like anyone in Todos Santos was sleeping that night).The Moringa Tree, on the side of the property facing the storm head on, had lost every single one of it’s leaves and most branches. It was a sorry looking trunk where a big beautiful flourishing tree had been the day before.
Now a month and a scattering of days after the storm I have to share this photo (above) of our “Tree of Life” or “Miracle Tree” or aka “The Drumstick tree” (almost every part of this tree is edible come to find out!). Taller, bigger, full of leaves, bursting with life. Enough of a miracle, yes, for me to lean on the google, and do some reading up on it. Wow. I nibbled a few leaves earlier today, fresh and sweet and very palatable, and feel quite cheered up, it is a natural upper, along with so many other things. Here are some of the benefits of this tree, and some links that I found interesting. In case you find you have a Moringa tree growing in your back yard, or happen across one – they grow in dry desert and sub tropical climates.
From Web MD >
“Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine.
Moringa is used for “tired blood” (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, increase sex drive (as an aphrodisiac), prevent pregnancy, boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production. Some people use it as a nutritional supplement or tonic.
Moringa is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a germ-killer or drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating pockets of infection (abscesses), athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease (gingivitis), snakebites, warts, and wounds.
Oil from moringa seeds is used in foods, perfume, and hair care products, and as a machine lubricant.
Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world. Because it can be grown cheaply and easily, and the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried, moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition. The immature green pods (drumsticks) are prepared similarly to green beans, while the seeds are removed from more mature pods and cooked like peas or roasted like nuts. The leaves are cooked and used like spinach, and they are also dried and powdered for use as a condiment.
The seed cake remaining after oil extraction is used as a fertilizer and also to purify well water and to remove salt from seawater.
Moringa contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals. As an antioxidant, it seems to help protect cells from damage.”
Dan and I visited La Poza today, a fresh water lagoon and beautiful beach on the outskirts of Todos Santos. We are on a juice fast so did not stop to eat at the restaurant but the menu looks delic 🙂 The path to the beach was a fun little hike over a rocky path in the hills, lots of great photo ops of lagoon and beach. Saw some pelicans, was pretty hot so I guess all other creatures were keeping a low profile to stay cool. Really a nice time, recommend!
… a little Baja sunshine and cheer from the road, thanks to my friend Brian for sharing this video with me, great sound track too! =)