MATERIA x TODOS SANTOS: THE ESSENTIALS

Residing in a relatively undeveloped strip of Mexico's Baja peninsula, Todos Santos has long been quietly known to surfers and creatives alike. It's laid-back living at its finest: full of deserted beaches, foodie destinations and artsy showrooms. An antidote to nearby Cabo's busy scene, this is an ideal destination for Californians craving a quick change of pace and escape from the crowds. Todos Santos requires minimal travel time, with three days being just enough to explore its streets, shores and straight from the sea (or farm) cuisine.

Here, our top picks for a long weekend away:

STAY
El Hotelito, a tiny beachside boutique for design lovers

EAT
Coffee at Cafe Todos Santos; fresh fare at Hierbabuena; seafood pasta at Cafe Santa Fe

SHOP
Mixtica, a treasure trove of curiosities owned by the legendary Euva

SEE
Palm Beach, a picturesque and swimmable spot on the Pacific