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These Are The Top 3 Charming Small Towns Near Los Cabos To Escape The Winter Crowds

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As the high season begins in Los Cabos, more and more tourists start looking for new nearby locations to escape the winter crowds and make the most out of their trip. 

This municipality is one of the most popular among tourists in the whole of Mexico, and even though it is home to the best luxury resorts in the country, the many foreigners visiting the area every winter can quickly become overwhelming.

View of a church in los cabos

Luckily, there are plenty of places where visitors can get a glimpse of the authentic Mexican lifestyle without being surrounded by American tourists at all times. 

Here are three charming small towns near Los Cabos to escape the winter crowds. 

Todo Santos 

Literally translated as ‘All the Saints, ‘ Todo Santos is one of the celebrities’ favorite destinations, and for good reasons.

Located about one hour’s drive north of Cabo San Lucas, this locality was founded in 1723 by Father Jaime Bravo, and as of today, it has a population of roughly 7,000 inhabitants, making this the ideal place for those looking for tranquility. 

Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. November 11, 2021. Art of Taxco store in Todos Santos

This town is famous for the several activities it offers, such as surfing, hiking, whale watching, and more. Todo Santos is also particularly known for its many colorful colonial buildings crowding every street. 

This village is home to a variety of properties that suit all pockets. From Airbnb on a budget to five-star hotels, the choice is endless. 

This locality is also famous for its delicious food made from locally sourced ingredients. 

Mexican cactus field in the desert, part of a large nature reserve area in the town of Todos Santos, in Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico.

Todos Santos’ beaches are way less crowded than the main ones in Los Cabos, making this the perfect location for a day trip for those wanting to escape the many tourists staying in San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas in the winter months. 


A quick 45-minute drive north of San José del Cabos, visitors will find the picturesque town of Miraflores. 

Similarly to Todo Santos, this village was founded at the beginning of the 18th century. This place is particularly renowned for its leather goods, and tourists will be able to buy a few high-quality products here, ranging from belts, wallets, or even saddles.


Along with these items, visitors can shop handcrafted pottery and furniture in one of the many stores in the town. 

Miraflores also offers a variety of activities for visitors interested in nature. People can bathe in the nearby hot springs and hike in the Sierra de la Laguna mountains.   

In terms of food, Miraflores is home to high-quality beef, which is distributed all over the state of Baja California Sur. The whole town is surrounded by organic farms, making this the ideal place to enjoy a typical Mexican dinner. 

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El Triunfo

Last on our list is the charming town known as El Triunfo, meaning ‘The Triumph’. With only a few hundred people inhabiting this village, there is no better place for tourists to immerse themselves in the slow pace of living typical of the locals living here. 

This village was once a thriving silver mining town while today it is slowly becoming more popular among tourists. Despite this, visitors will still be able to enjoy a day away from the huge crowds typical of Cabo San Lucas and other popular destinations in the municipality. 

Triunfo Village. Old town in Baja California Sur, Mexico

El Triunfo is home to two main museums, Museo de Plata and Museo de la Música. The former is ideal for those wanting to learn everything about the history of this unique town, while the latter is an exposition of the many instruments shipped to the village during El Triunfo’s economic boom as a mining location. 

One of the most iconic landmarks in the town is La Ramona, a Mission-style church known for its bright yellow color. 

The village is also home to a few restaurants and cafés, such as Cafe El Triunfo and Bar El Minero, where visitors will be able to get some rest and enjoy some delicious food and craft beer. 

Food Served in Los Cabos

Tourists deciding to spend a day in El Triunfo cannot miss a quick visit to the nearby Cactus Sanctuary, home to cacti found only in this corner of the world. 

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