ON TREADING LIGHTLY
Todos Santos is a small town. Resources are limited and Todosanteños are not accustomed to the wild partying ways of Cabo San Lucas and it is important to consider the impact we leave, both culturally and on the environment. Please help us leave a light footprint when you visit.
We provide unlimited complimentary drinking water to guests, and recommend you bring a refillable drinking container for day trips and excursions outside the hotel. To limit our trash footprint, we encourage you to bring a reusable tote bag rather than being provided plastic bags while shopping in town. “No necesito una bolsa, gracias” is the way to let store owners know that you don’t need a shopping bag.
Lastly, the best thing you can do to tread lightly is to just be cool. The people here are generous, friendly and mellow. Let’s be the same. This isn’t a wild party town like Cabo, and we want to keep it that way.
Understandably, some people are concerned about the prevalence of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. Cases of Zika have been reported, though the numbers are significantly less than in other areas. Because this is a desert rather than a jungle, mosquitoes are not as prevalent; however, we encourage all travelers concerned about the Zika to wear ample mosquito repellant, which can be easily purchased locally, and to pack lightweight long sleeve shirts and pants to limit exposure.
Violence in Mexico has made the front pages over the past few years. Todos Santos does not have the problems that some other vacation destinations have experienced, and it’s a safe place to visit. That said, as with all travel, we encourage guests to be smart and not engage in any illicit activity while in Todos Santos.
ON BEING PREPARED
There are many charitable organizations in Todos Santos that are in need of supplies. We encourage our guests to consider packing a few needed items in their bags when they visit and have provided a list of suggestions below. We’d be happy to coordinate getting your donation into the rights hands. You’ll benefit the community, and then you can fill the empty space in your bag with souvenirs from local artisans.
Other useful things to consider packing for yourself: yoga clothes, your prescriptions (our staff can help you navigate some common Mexican drug equivalents available at several pharmacies in town), sunscreen and comfortable shoes suitable for walking on dirt roads and sandy paths.
Sporting equipment (skateboard decks, elbow and wrist pads, soccer balls, baseball bats, baseballs, volleyballs, and cleats)
Clothing (ages 4 to 18)
Tennis shoes (ages 4 to 18)
Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, body wash, and shampoo)
School supplies (books in English and Spanish for all ages, notebooks, pens, pencils, backpack, and markers)