Exploring Todos Santos: Cafe D’Licia & Eco Adventures

Assuming you take my advice to visit Todos Santos while in Baja Sur, I’ve got a couple other suggestions for you on top of staying at Hotel California. Hotel California has got breakfast, but where you should really go for breakfast is Cafe D’licia. It’s a short drive from Hotel California, through the ‘other’ section of town, and moves you from desert scenery to rainforest-esque scenery, thanks to an oasis, in a matter of minutes. Alicia and Don, by way of the states, run the adorable cafe, buried at the end of a dirt road that wraps itself around bread fruit plants and lush green leaves.

Cafe D’licia is a perfect place to score a cappuccino paired with fresh fruit and homemade mango bread. Breakfast burritos take on a whole new meaning at this cafe where you get freshly squeezed orange juice when you order orange juice and three bold and beautiful parrots to happily entertain you while you eat. And if you don’t take a liking to the parrots themselves, you just may take a liking to the parrot-shaped holiday-type lights that are strung along the outdoor cafe. A coffee table sits in the cafe with the most perfect of coffee table books and the vivid colors of the flowers remind you that you’re in Mexico with each and every bite.

Once you’ve had breakfast, I highly recommend you get in touch with Sergio from Eco Adventures. This guy is awesome. Not only is he awesome, but he knows everything you could ever want to know about Todos Santos and he’ll guide you through the art galleries. He’ll take you through the mountains where you can make your own tortillas with a woman who has been making them for years. He’ll take you to a cacti wonderland, he’ll take you hiking, he’ll take you kayak surfing, and he’ll even take you for a walk along the beach beneath the homes on the mountains overlooking the beach that he rents out. Champagne at sunset in the mountains overlooking the ocean is just another service Sergio can provide. What I’m trying to tell you is Sergio is your go-to guy for Todos Santos. He’ll see to it that you see the things you wouldn’t otherwise see, know the things you wouldn’t otherwise know, and explore in ways you otherwise couldn’t. And when you finally do get ahold of Sergio, tell him I say hello.

By: Elizabeth Seward

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