Category Archives: Todos Santos Information

Wellness Wednesdays at La Bohemia Hotel in Todos Santos

Wellness Wednesdays at La Bohemia Hotel in Todos Santos
Love this meet up =)

Wellness Wednesdays is back for a new series of community classes! We will be meeting weekly at La Bohemia Hotel from 4pm-5:30pm covering a variety of themes to support body, mind, and soul. Grab a botanical infused drink at the bar and get ready to connect w/ community while growing in knowledge. This upcoming class is a great introduction to essential oils as fantastic, secrets weapons for self care. The education portion of the class is free and for those interested in formulating a “make n’ take” potion to take home a small donation of 150 peso is suggested to help offset the cost for supplies! We have some fun formulation themes depending the class. For more information feel free to PM me or stay up to date at my Facebook page Moonbloom Botanics or follow me on Instagram @bajablooms “

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Tropic of Cancer Concert Series Schedule Todos Santos Live Music Fest Jan 2018


The Tropic of Cancer Concert Series Schedule of events is now up, great line up and venues, check it out and get tickets online @


Tropic of Cancer Concert Series Line Up Jan 2018 Todos Santos


Fun! The Tropic of Cancer Concert series, two weeks of live music in Todos Santos BCS, has announced the artist line up for the Jan 2018 fest.



The full 2018 TCCS lineup! Tickets:

Estamos emocionados de anunciar la lista completa del TCCS 2018! Entradas:

La Santa Cecilia
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible
Joan Osborne
The Autumn Defense
Julie Roberts
Denise Carlos of Las Cafeteras
La Victoria
Zane Carney
Daniel Donato
Tim Smith of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Steve Poltz
Tunnel vision
Danny Masterson
Jim Oblon
Joe Firstman
Maria Carrelli
Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Georgia English
Kenny Nelson Music
Ted Russell Kamp
Anthony D’Amato Music
Divier Guive
Rain and Left
Chris Paulson
Dead Man String Band
Steve Keys Band
Jenelle Aubade
Royal Johnson
Todos Santos the band
DJ Darling



Chez Laura French Restaurant Todos Santos Opens Oct 31st

Chez Laura French Restaurant Todos Santos Opens Oct 31st

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“Starting our Fourth Season!
Reopening this Tuesday, October 31.
Welcome!” –

Hidalgo entre Rangel y Cuauhtémoc
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
Call 01 612 145 0847

La Esquina Artisan’s Market Opens Nov 1st 2017

La Esquina Artisan’s Market Opens Nov 1st 2017

The Farmer’s Market at La Esquina opens in Nov this year, and a new ‘Open Mic’ night debuts =) More details @


Rancho Buen Dia Veggie Stand Open for Season Todos Santos Organic Farm

Rancho Buen Dia Veggie Stand Open for Season Todos Santos Organic Farm

Rancho Buen Dia!



veggie stand is officially open for the season

Visit us from 9am-6pm 🍆🌱
We have:
– lettuce
– superfood greens mix
– arugula
– eggplant
– zucchini
– papaya
– cucumber

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Calle Topete
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur
Call 01 612 139 4017
Business Details
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Price Range
At Rancho Buen Día we are passionate about growing quality, organic food. Our specialties include mixed baby lettuce and a wide variety of the freshest veg

We are an organic farm located in Todos Santos, BCS, passionate about growing quality food that’s good for your body and the Earth.

Rancho Buen Día specializes in CSA memberships, the best baby lettuce mix and we also carry a wide variety of all organic vegetables as well as delicious pasture-raised chickens.


El Legendario Fest Music Friday 13th October Todos Santos

El Legendario Fest Music Friday 13th October Todos Santos



Viva La Muerte……………..6:00 – 6:15
Divier Project………………..6:15 – 6:45
Bill Levine…………………….7:00 – 7:30
Johnny Love…………………7:45 – 8:15
Jenelle Aubade……………..8:30 – 9:00
Dimitri Kota…………………..9:15 – 9:45
Zoë & The Mischief………10:00 – 10:30


What are you doing this Friday the 13th?
In Todos Santos will be held in at the main square plaza, the first edition of “El Legendario Fest”
There will be music, cocktails, art and snacks.
The prices will be accessible so that you can donate freely in any purchase you make.

We hope that the community responds to this call and we can rebuff the collection goal, thus demonstrating our great gratitude for those who unconditionally risk their lives for us, so spread the word!

The fire department will accompany us and we will be glad to hear a little about their work, as well as invaluable safety tips!

The party starts at 6, this event benefits all of us!

Share your pics on instagram to be able to win gifts !
#somostodossantos #legendaryhelp #ellegendariofest


Qué harás este viernes 13?
En Todos Santos se realizará en La Plaza principal, la primera edición de “El Legendario Fest”
Habrá música, cócteles, arte y merienda.
Los precios serán accesibles con fines de que puedas donar libremente en cualquier compra que realices.

Esperamos que la comunidad responda a este llamado y podamos rebazar la meta de recaudación, demostrando así nuestro gran agradecimiento por aquellos que incondicionalmente ariesgan su vida por nosotros, así que pasa la voz!

El cuerpo de bomberos nos acompañará y tendremos el gusto de escuchar un poco sobre su labor, así como invaluables consejos de seguridad!

La cita es a partir de las 6, este evento es en beneficio de todos!

En el escenario:

Viva La Muerte……………..6:00 – 6:15
Divier Project………………..6:15 – 6:45
Bill Levine…………………….7:00 – 7:30
Johnny Love…………………7:45 – 8:15
Jenelle Aubade……………..8:30 – 9:00
Dimitri Kota…………………..9:15 – 9:45
Zoë & The Mischief………10:00 – 10:30

Durante el evento :

Permormance, danza con fuego, y más !

Comparte tus fotos y podrás participar en rifas y más!
#somostodossantos #ayudalegendaria #ellegendariofest



Day of the Dead Todos Santos 2017

Day of the Dead  Todos Santos 2017


Fiesta Día de Muertos – Todos Santos BCS Mexico 2017

“From November 1 to 4, patronage activities will be carried out to raise awareness of Todos Santos in its day and preserve the tradition of the day of the dead (through the exhibition and contest of altars, the parade and contest of catrinas, legends, the traditional bread fair and calaveritas and the offering of flowers to the sea); these activities will be complemented by artistic and cultural activities (such as the musical night and recital of Todos Santos, the gastronomic fair, the fashion show with catrinas, alternative poetry activities and the exhibition and photography contest)”

“Del 1 al 4 de Noviembre se llavarán a cabo actividades patronales para celebrar a Todos Santos en su día y preservar la tradición del Día de Muertos (mediante la exhibición y concurso de altares, el desfile y concurso de catrinas, los recorridos con personajes históricos y leyendas, la feria de pan tradicional y calaveritas y la ofrenda de flores al mar); estas actividades serán complementadas con actividades artísticas y culturales (como la noche musical y recital de Todos Santos, la feria gastronómica, el fashion show con catrinas, actividades alternas de poesía y la exhibición y concurso de fotografía)”

Info courtesy @Patricia Shipman

Patricia Echenique de Shipman

Todos Santos Writer’s Workshop 2018

Todos Santos Writer’s Workshop 2018

Time to sign up!

“The 2018 Todos Santos Writers Workshop runs January 27 thru Feb 3. Award-winning poet, translator, and journalist Christopher Merrill (link – ) inaugurates TSWW’s poetry workshop, joining the faculty alongside Jeanne McCulloch (Memoir); Gordon Chaplin (Fiction); Rex Weiner (Nonfiction); Merrill Feitell (Short story) plus guest writers and public events to be announced, including a special seminar featuring Writing Ranch founder and poet Ellen Waterston together with Christopher Merrill in conversation about “Inner and Outer Landscapes: Writing Personally About Nature.” More info at link – #LitHappens”


Sat, Jan 27:     Arrival day, 6- 8PM evening tamale welcome

Sun, Jan 28:    8:30 AM First day of workshop/3PM afternoon Jonathan Penner craft lecture /free evening

Mon, Jan 29:   9AM Workshop/free afternoon/7PM Faculty reading


Tues, Jan 30:   9AM Workshop/free afternoon/free evening

Weds, Jan 31:  9AM Workshop/free afternoon/free evening

Thurs, Feb 1:   9AM Workshop/3PM Writers Roundtable/free evening

Fri, Feb 2:          9AM Workshop/free afternoon/evening traditional music fiesta

Sat, Feb 3:        9AM – 5PM Last day of workshop “office hours”—one-on-one meetings with workshop instructors by appt/ 7PM evening open mic and pot luck dinner

Sun, Feb 4:       Travel day

Note: All events subject to change

ABOUT The Annual TS Writer’s Workshop

The Todos Santos Writers Workshop at Casa Dracula is led by a team of creative writers, editors, and publishing experts dedicated to inspiring and furthering the art of the written word. Established in 2014 in the pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, the Todos Santos Writers Workshop offers courses for writers at all levels. Workshops and seminars are based at the historic Casa Dracula, a 19th Century hacienda renowned in local legend and myth. The Todos Santos Writers Workshop  partners with local businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations to support the community.

Jeanne McCulloch, co-founder/faculty 

An editor at The Paris Review, Tin House, writer in the Features department at Vogue magazine, McCulloch’s work has appeared in Vogue, Tin House, Elle, Allure, O Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. Her interviews with writers have appeared in the legendary Writers at Work series at The Paris Review, and in Tin House.  She is the founding Editorial Director of Tin House Books. McCulloch has taught fiction and non-fiction at The New School for Social Research and at numerous summer writers conferences.  She is currently completing a memoir to be published by Harper Collins.

Rex Weiner, co-founder/faculty
Journalist, publisher, author and editor, Weiner’s articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Observer and The Paris Review, among others. Weiner co-authored The Woodstock Census, a widely-hailed survey of the Sixties Generation’s impact on American society. As staff reporter for Variety from 1994-97 he covered the movie industry and is an investigative reporter for Capital & Main. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, CA. Pioneering print-on-demand publishing for books of fine art photography, Weiner  conducts workshops on independent publishing. He is a co-owner of Casa Dracula since 1985.

GORDON-PHOTO-300x199Gordon Chaplin, co-founder/faculty
A former journalist (Washington Post, Newsweek, Baltimore Sun), Chaplin has written two novels and three memoirs, including the acclaimed memoir Full Fathom Five. He is a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and a consultant with Niparaja, a non-profit marine conservation organization based in La Paz, Baja California Sur.  He first visited Todos Santos in 1981 and is a co-owner of Casa Dracula since 1985. His latest novel, Paraíso, is available on Amazon. Gordon’s website –

Christopher Merrill/Faculty Christopher Merrill is the director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He has published six collections of poetry, including Brilliant Water, and Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; translations of Aleš Debeljak’s Anxious Moments and The City and the Child; several edited volumes, among them, The Forgotten Language: Contemporary Poets and Nature and From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O’Keeffe as Icon; and five books of nonfiction, The Grass of Another Country: A Journey Through the World of SoccerThe Old Bridge: The Third Balkan War and the Age of the RefugeeOnly the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan WarsThings of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain, and The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War.

His work has been translated into twenty-five languages, his journalism appears in many publications, and his awards include a knighthood in arts and letters from the French government. He has held the William H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, and now directs the International Writing Program at The University of Iowa. He serves on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, he has conducted cultural diplomacy missions in over thirty countries for the U.S. State Department, and in April 2012 President Obama appointed Merrill to the National Council on the Humanities.



Jonathan Penner/faculty
Jonathan Penner is the author of two novels, Going Blind and Natural Order, and two story collections, Private Parties and This Is My Voice. His fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Paris Review, and many other magazines. He has held writing fellowships from the Guggenheim and Fulbright Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his many honors include the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Penner has taught fiction writing at the University of Arizona, the University of Hawaii, and Vanderbilt University, and has given lectures and readings abroad under the auspices of the U. S. State Department.


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Nick Triolo is a writer, long-distance runner, and activist living in Missoula, Montana. Nick holds a M.S. in Environmental Studies (Focus Area: Creative Nonfiction.) His writing has been featured in Orion Magazine,, Trail Runner Magazine, Whitefish Review, Clackamas Review, and others. Nick has lived and visited Todos Santos for the past decade, and in 2014 he directed the documentary “The Crossing,” about resisting open-pit gold mining in Southern Baja. He’s currently at work on his first book. Learn more: The Jasmine Dialogues.

IMG_5268Merrill Feitell/Faculty                                                    Merrill Feitell’s first book, Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. In addition to serving on MFA faculty in the creative writing programs at University of Maryland and Cal State San Bernardino, she has also taught fiction workshops at Pratt Institute, SUNY Purchase, Colorado College, and Columbia University. She is currently at work on a novel and a series of multi-media essays and she’s also fiction editor at Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Fiction, and Light Industrial SafetyShe lives on the edge of Los Angeles. Her website is

Women Awakening 2017 Todos Santos

Women Awakening 2017 Todos Santos

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“It all started when…

Angelica Vélez Robinson, founder of Women Awakening is a native of Denver, Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science. She and her husband fell in love with Todos Santos five years ago while visiting Cerritos during arguably the worst time of the year to be in the area, September. Carving out a niche for themselves in Todos Santos over the past few years, while holding down a thriving criminal law practice in Denver has presented some challenges, but the work has been joyful and the experiences and friendships they have made have been life changing and incomparable. Angelica woke up in the early morning after her birthday with an epiphany: she must create a women’s summit in Todos Santos. Perfectly poised for such an event, Todos Santos hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year. Angelica was honestly surprised that a women’s summit didn’t exist in Todos Santos already. The feminine energy in Todos Santos is a rarified and powerful thing and learning so much from other women in her life, she wanted to create a unique and enlightening knowledge sharing experience with the women of Todos Santos and beyond. Once she shared her vision with the co-creators of Women Awakening, the wellspring of ideas was tapped and began to flow. Angelica Robinson and the co-creators of Women Awakening are honored to share this uniquely unifying experience with you.”

2017 Schedule of Events

Friday, December 1, 2017

5:00 p.m.                                                       Opening Ceremony

Saturday, December 2, 2107

8:00 a.m.            Marimar and Zoe            Movement Practice

10:00 a.m.         Cristina Alonzo                Birthing our Dreams: The Natural Rhythm of Feminine Creation

12:00 p.m.         Rachel Sizemore              The Power of Your Feminine Body

2:00 p.m.            Jill Mollenhauer               Power Panel Featuring:

Marisol Hernández from Banda La Santa Cecilia.
Dra. Ana Luisa Guluarte, Delegado Seguro Popular BCS.
Estrella Navarro Holms free dive champion.

4:00 p.m.            Magali Diaz                      Remembering your original project of Light and Consciousness here on Earth through the SACRED                                                                                NUMEROLOGY.

6:00 p.m.            Zoe Dearborn                  The Power of Owning Your Shadow: Awakening To Wholeness

Sunday, December 3, 2017

8:00 a.m.            Marimar and Zoe            Movement Practice

10:00 a.m.         Elena Ascencio Ibanez   Dharma Talk

12:00 p.m.         Hillary Schwab                 Finding your Voice in Conflict – Strategies for Dispute Resolution in all Aspects in Life

2:00 p.m.            Elena Moreno                  The Power of One, Empowered Women Can Change the World

4:00 p.m.            Closing Ceremony

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Cristina Alonso

Cristina Alonso is a certified professional midwife and holds a masters in public health. She has spent almost 20 years being with women in health, birth and life transitions. She has founded two birth centers, one in Chiapas and another in Mexico City and was a founding member and president of the Mexican Midwifery Association from 2014 to 2017. She frequently teaches at nursing and midwifery schools and associations and conferences. She educates midwives under the midwives model of care and works to professionalize midwifery in Mexico. She is a student of Robert Hall, Thich Nhat Hanh and Chameli Ardaugh. A student of anthropology, Cristina is fascinated by archetypes and cultural rituals around health and gender.



Rachel Sizemore

Rachel Sizemore is a Sex, Love and Relationship Coach who helps women reawaken their bodies and their sexuality. She is passionate about getting women out of their heads and back into their bodies so they can experience greater pleasure and a deep, tender connection to themselves. Rachel is also the creator and host of Ripen, the podcast for turning women on to their desires and truth. If you’re looking to reignite your spark and your passion, check out Ripen on iTunes or Stitcher and connect with Rachel at

Jill Mollenhauer

I look visually and viscerally into the oneness of the universe – capturing for a moment the truth of ourselves,” says Jill Mollenhauer, an artist whose multimedia paintings offer a succinct spatio-temporal display of form, color and figuration. Working with acrylic in a process that gives her paint on canvas the translucence of watercolor while maintaining the vibrancy of acrylic, she creates ethereal compositions with subtle gradations of color. Highlighting meditation, the regenerative power of Nature and the Divine Essence of collective humanity as the source of her creative flow, Mollenhauer is a visionary abstract painter with Transcendentalist leanings. In addition to pigment, her paintings often incorporate layers of paper and found objects such as metal, shells or beads she finds along the coastal regions of California and Mexico.  Jill Mollenhauer is a native of Southern California and currently resides in Todos Santos Baja California, Mexico.

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Born in Mexico City, she finished her professional studies at the Tourism School of the National Polytechnic Institute. After some time, she began her first studies in numerology, a technique that continues to improve since her consulting in Mexico City has been increasing over the years.
Her studies have led her to many countries such as Morocco, France, Canada, Egypt, among others, where she has experienced intense revelations, adding great potential to her knowledge and vibrational levels.
As a public figure, she has been invited to television and radio networks, as well as collaborations in magazines and the written press, where her talent and charisma always stand out.
Her successful workshops; ‘Karma’, ‘Vibration’, The Kybalion and ‘Remembering your original project (blue print)’, fulfill the main objective of raising the vibration and level of consciousness in people.
Co-founder of the Re-creation of Being, and one of the pioneers of the Holistic Tourism concept, she travels the world through the main energy points along with the “travelers of light”, in a journey of constant awakening.


Zoe Dearborn

Zoë Dearborn has an MA in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a BA in Studio Art and East Asian Studies from Oberlin College. She teaches two ongoing expressive arts therapy classes in Todos Santos: Art Journal Lab and Dance Lab, offers online courses and has a private practice as a counselor and creativity coach. Zoë is also an avid writer, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the rock band Zoë Dearborn and The Mischief, a trained actress and improvisor, photographer and creative collaborator. Originally from Brooklyn NY, she now lives off the grid in a homemade desert homestead near Todos Santos with her husband and 8 year old son.

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Elena Asenscio Ibanez

Elena Ascencio-Ibáñez is an artist, English/Spanish translator and entrepreneur. She has been collaborating and translating the work of the psychiatrist, meditation and Dharma teacher Dr. Robert K. Hall for years. Most notably, Elena translated Dr. Hall’s collection of poems featured in Buddha Now, Buda Ya, as well as his most recent collection of Dharma Talks Así Es, which also features her own artwork. She has worked with Dr. Robert Saltzman, as the editor for his recent book The Ten Thousand Things and as translator of his writings.

Elena is also a Dharma teacher in her own right, and travels throughout Mexico collaborating with Dr. Hall for silent meditation and Gestalt retreats, and is currently in training as a Gestalt guide. She lives in Todos Santos, Baja with her partner and two daughters.


Hillary Schwab

Hillary was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, where she works as a lawyer representing workers in disputes with their employers.  Her law practice focuses on bringing lawsuits to recover workers’ unpaid wages and suing employers for discrimination and/or retaliation against workers who have asserted their rights.  Many of these cases are resolved through settlement, either through direct negotiation or through a formal mediation process.  Hillary is so grateful to have spent last winter in Todos Santos and Pescadero with her partner and three children (and newly acquired puppy), where she was introduced to the magic of Baja California Sur.  She and her family love spending time on the beach, camping, and eating fish tacos.  When she is not working or jumping in the waves, she loves reading, bicycling, and going on road trips.

Elena Moreno, photo by:  Keenan Shoal Werner

Elena Moreno

Elena Moreno is a yoga teacher, writer, doctor of Naturopathic medicine, environmentalist and business woman.  She is on the board of a number of nonprofit organization including the Cancer Registry of Baja California Sur, The Center for Renewable Energy and Environmental Quality, Circulos, Inc. as well as other organizations dedicated toeducation, conservation, service, personal growth and indigenous traditions.  She also is the founder of the Empowerment Series, an educational program for personal growth and spiritual development, which is taught in the United States, Mexico and other countries.  A mother and grandmother, Elena lives with her husband of 46 years, her 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren in Todos Santos, a magical community on the pacific coast of Baja California Sur in Mexico.

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Marimar Higgins

Marimar has been teaching yoga in Todos Santos for twelve years.  She loves her ongoing teaching practice and the community that surrounds it.  Her vision has always been to be able to teach and practice in a beautiful, natural place, where the outer landscape and the inner landscape could be in harmony.  At the same time, she dreamed of offering the space to other teachers and practitioners from near and far so that they could share their gifts, creating a powerful vortex of creative and healing energy.  When the time was right she and her husband, Oscar, designed and built Cuatro Vientos, a center for yoga, arts, meditation and movement.  The space was officially opened to the community in January, 2015.  Marimar lives in Todos Santos with her husband and two children and is also the owner of La Esquina, the café right next door to Cuatro Vientos.