Los Colibris was recommended by a friend when I was trying to find the closest, most easily accessible, non-touristy, authentic Mexican destination for a Christmas week get-away. She had been there before and sold me on it immediately. We were not disappointed!
The place is a series of 3-4 modern casitas built on a ridge overlooking a freshwater lagoon and miles of a pristine (and relatively) private beach. Just check out their website (www.loscolibris.com) and you'll see. Owned by an American ex-pat (Bryan) and her Mexican husband (Sergio) they run the place seamlessly. Sergio also runs Todos Santos Eco Adventures (www.tosea.net) which offers all types of activities if you choose to partake. (I read three books instead!) If you're a Facebook junky, you can become a fan of Todos Santos Eco Adventures and get an idea of what's in store. They post great photos of life there.
Todos Santos--a 5 minute drive into town--is a very clean, relaxed and totally safe place. Not really too much to do other than eat. And I must say, the food there is incredible. Besides the hole-in-wall Mexican food places, there are 8 or 10 wonderful fusion restaurants that even the most picky foodies would appreciate. At first I avoided them, opting for real "Mexican" food. That's what I was there for. But then once I broke down and tried them out I was blown away. Bryan has compiled a list of what's available and you should try them all!!!
This is an excellent place for groups, as well as couples and families. We were a group of three, but can easily imagine returning and renting the entire complex with all four casitas with a group of friends or family.
I must tell you my favorite thing tho. The house dogs--the cleanest, healthiest dogs I've ever seen in Mexico. Sleeping in the sun until called upon to entertain or visit, they're there if and when you want them. I particularly miss Julieta!
I'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Los Colibris (“The Hummingbirds”) was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility. Our 2 casas and 2 casitas each have magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, a freshwater estuary and a palm grove oasis to the front, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the back. We have the most stunning views in Todos Santos. We are a 5-minute drive to the shops, restaurants and artists galleries of Todos Santos. ... more less
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