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Todos Santos

Mexico's insider take:

Artists from Santa Fe, San Francisco, and Switzerland revel in the diffused light, churning surf, and subdued ambience in this 19th-century town an hour north of Los Cabos. At midday its historic center is often packed with sightseers browsing through nearly two dozen art galleries and a scattering of jewelry, folk art, and decor shops. Locals emerge at dawn and dusk, gossiping over coffee, dropping by the post office, and dining on fresh seafood and homemade pasta. Nights are peaceful in this Pueblo Mágico, a designation the government gives well-preserved communities. Hotels are popping up all over this area as visitors wander from Los Cabos to Baja's more natural side. And it's worth the trip for excellent bird-watching at Posada La Poza, gallery browsing at Guayacura, and complete relaxation at Rancho Pescadero.—Maribeth Mellin

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