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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Tados Santos, MEXICO

Tados Santos is set just above the Pacific Ocean on the southern part of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. The beach is a short drive or walk away from the main part of this small town. This part of the Baja is famous for its surfing and many breaks.  There is a small expatriate population, some of whom came here for the surfing. The beach is commonly too rough and dangerous for swimming - but it is exceedingly beautiful. While in town check out the art galleries, local crafts, and taco stands.

Where to Retire in Tados Santos and Home Prices

Homes range in price from well below $100,000 to over 1 million for beautiful homes on the ocean or with exceptional views. One local development made up almost exclusively of people from all over the USA is San Sebastion. Here the homes feature outdoor living and lavish tropical landscaping.

What Is Special about Tados Santos

People who justifiably fear the terrible crime and violence in other parts of Mexico will be amazed at the peaceful and friendly atmosphere in Tados Santos and the whole of the lower Baja. One almost never sees soldiers or policeman, and in fact there hardly seems any need for them. Plentiful big box shopping including a Sam's Club, Home Depot, and modern supermarkets are in nearby Cabo, along with high end golf courses and restaurants. The fishing is legendary, with Yellowtail Tuna a popular catch.

What Is Not Special about Tados Santos

On the downside, Tados is very small and dusty. It is a small Mexican town hundreds of miles from the boarder with a small expat population. Although foreigners can now own land here, there is no guarantee that that might not change, along with the stable government. Water comes from underground aquifers whose duration is uncertain. Home construction appears to have ground to a halt.

Climate and Physical Environment

Tados Santos is about an hour north of Cabo San Lucas at the bottom of the Baja Peninsula.  It is a long way from Tijuana and California.  The climate is exceedingly dry - all stream beds were completely dry in a recent visit, the only vegetation is cactus and scrub bushes.   A cool breeze from the Pacific keeps a very temperate climate except in the height of summer, when it is exceedingly hot.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are some good restaurants and taco shops in town. Several high end art galleries offer a surprising contrast to the Mexican souvenir and silver/handicraft shops.


Todos Santos is one of the safest places in Mexico.

Medical Facilities

For medical care one would head to nearby Cabo san Lucas.


Tado Santos is connected by a good highway to Cabo San Lucas to the south and LaPaz to the northeast on the Sea of Cortez. The road ranges from 2 lanes to 4 lanes and is a Mexican work in progress. There is a very large airport between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose.

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