February 4, 2016
At about 30 meters the free fall starts. It’s as if the wet suit and my skin fall away, and the water in my body merges with the water of the ocean. Each molecule of water feels very intense. It’s like flying, but in slow motion. The free fall is the most beautiful, spiritual experience – it’s what makes people free diving junkies.
October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015
July 24, 2015
June 9, 2015
One bat pollinator has co-evolved with the cardón cactus for millennia, the other just happened upon a nice sweetie after gorging in scorpions. Which bat will ensure the cardón's survival? Check out the research of bat ecologist Dr. Winifred Frick and her colleagues, then you decide who will win the Battle of the Baja Bats!
April 16, 2015
February 28, 2015
December 21, 2014
November 12, 2014
When the fireman tossed the first baby to her at about 1:00 AM, Karina was dizzy with fear that she would drop the little girl. She didn’t. By the time the fireman tossed the third baby to her she was confident in her skill, had an assembly line set up with hand offs to Lorena and Julio, and had the whole situation managed so brilliantly that by 10:00 AM 150 people who had lost all or part of their homes in the fury of Hurricane Odile were safe, dry and having breakfast in the Casa del Estudiante del Todos Santos.
September 28, 2014
Todos Santos is back from Hurricane Odile and serving up tons of great food as usual! We're pleased to present the 4th installment of our Restaurants of Todos Santos Series: Pizzas and Burgers. Even though this posting is not quite as complete with photos and information as we would like, it shows the great options available for those keen to return to Todos Santos!
September 1, 2014
The great Todos Santos festival tradition will continue in 2015, with celebrations of music, film, food, wine, nature, and art filling the entire calendar year. Please check out this list of wonderful events and start making your plans to come to Todos Santos!
June 3, 2014
Bedouins in Baja: how hospitality, self reliance and independence became the backbone of ranchero culture in Baja California Sur.
April 8, 2014
Fishermen at Magdalena Bay sell some of their fish for between 5 and 8 pesos per kilo. By comparison, dirty plastic bottles fetch 9 or 10 pesos per kilo. This means that these fishermen are literally selling their fish for less than garbage, and to break even at that rate they need to catch and sell 800 kilos per day. To make money they need to do 1,000 kilos per day, and there is no way for a small boat to maintain quality at those volumes. This is the reverse alchemy that plagues Baja fishermen: they catch something that could be worth gold, but they’re selling it for less than garbage.”
February 12, 2014
December 12, 2013
In other words, many nations have fixed it such that corporate persons cannot hold captive non-human persons for the pleasure of human persons. It’s a concept any dolphin brain can grasp!
October 24, 2013
La Paz is running out of water so it’s building an aqueduct to pump it in from El Carrizal. Los Cabos is running out of water so it’s contracting with a private desalination plant to boost supply. El Triunfo has water but residents refuse to drink it; it’s still contaminated by the arsenic released by mining operations at the turn of the last century. Baja California Sur is not only Mexico’s driest state*, but the country’s second fastest growing state by population. These two trends seem to be barreling towards a head-on collision that could take an enormous environmental, economic and public health toll on the state. Whether or not that collision takes place in the future depends largely on the actions we residents take today.
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September 5, 2013
Guests who have gone on Todos Santos Eco Adventures 4-day hike in the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve write about the aspects of the trip that inspired them the most.
July 14, 2013
June 28, 2013
Meet eco educator, punk rocker, beach dweller, film maker, turtle protector, surf breaker Paty Baum!