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The whale shark is the
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, reaching up to 40 feet in length, and weighing as much as 47,000 pounds. There is no risk in swimming with these gentle giants, however, since they subsist solely on plankton. Baja California Sur’s capital city of La Paz is the premier place to indulge in this interactive and unforgettable wildlife adventure, with the majority of swim tours occurring near the tip of the El Mogote peninsula. Complimentary round-trip transportation from Los Cabos is provided by several respected activities providers. To learn more contact us
Each winter some 5,000 to
Each winter some 5,000 to 10,000 blue, gray, humpback and other whales migrate from their arctic feeding grounds to breed in the shallow water coves and inlets of beautiful Baja California Sur. In this regard these leviathans of the deep are very much like the snowbirds who flock to cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo to escape frigid winter temperatures in the U.S. and Canada. The only real difference – aside from the obvious anatomical ones – is one of scale. The longest mammalian migration ever recorded was in 2014, when a gray whale dubbed Vavara traveled over 14,000 miles round-trip from Russia to Cabo San Lucas. Humpbacks, however, are the most commonly seen whale in Los Cabos waters. For more information about local whale watching tours, contact us
Thursday only January 4, 11,
Thursday only January 4, 11, 18, 25: The historic Distrito del Arte in San José del Cabo takes center stage each Thursday evening during high tourist season – November through June – when residents and visitors alike are invited to stroll its cobblestone streets and peruse the neighborhood’s many eclectic fine arts galleries. Art Walk hours are 5 to 9 p.m., and regional painters, sculptors and photographers are often in attendance. To discover more about this popular event click the LEARN MORE button.
January 11 - 21: Former R.E.M.
January 11 – 21: Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck pioneered jam culture in Todos Santos with this annual music festival, which brought in high-profile musicians for performances at the landmark Hotel California, as well as the town’s picturesque main plaza. Buck’s festival went on hiatus after he made some controversial comments about local politics at the 2016 event, but the music lives on. The freshly minted Tropic of Cancer Concert Series premiered in 2017, and returns again in 2018 with an all-star lineup headlined by Joan Osborne, The Autumn Defense, The Jag, Cordovas, La Santa Cecilia, Bostich and Fussible from Nortec Collective, Julie Roberts, and La Victoria. To buy tickets, or to see a complete performance schedule, click the LEARN MORE button.
January 17 - 21: Baja California
January 17 – 21: Baja California Sur boasts world-class conditions for a number of water-based activities: fishing, of course, but also surfing, sailing, diving, kayaking and, seasonally at least, windsports. Each winter, when strong El Norte winds blow down the Sea of Cortés, picturesque East Cape communities like Los Barriles and La Ventana become meccas for windsurfing and kiteboarding enthusiasts. Now that Los Barriles has ended its annual Lord of the Wind Showdown, La Ventana’s “Classic” becomes the premier regional competition, with windsurfers, kiteboarders and SUP (stand up paddleboarding) enthusiasts battling the breezes to earn cash and glory in various categories. This year’s event is scheduled for Jan. 17 – 21, with proceeds earmarked to benefit local schools. For more information click the LEARN MORE button.
Jan. 27 to Feb. 3,
Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2018:
In its fifth year, the 2018 Todos Santos Writers Workshop is expanding its curriculum. In addition to workshops in fiction, non-fiction and memoir, TSWW will launch a poetry workshop with award-winning poet, translator and journalist Christopher Merrill as its inaugural instructor.
Merrill is the director of the renowned International Writing Program of the University of Iowa and this year will mark his second visit to Todos Santos, following his first stint as guest lecturer at TSWW’s 2016 session. The author of six collections of poetry and five books of nonfiction, his latest book, “Self-Portrait With Dogwood,” was released this year to wide acclaim. Among many honors, Merrill was recently awarded the Changwon KC International Literary Prize for his work as a poet, essayist, and translator at the Changwon Literary Festival in Changwon, South Korea.
“I am thrilled to return to the vibrant community of the Todos Santos Writers Workshop,” says Merrill, “where the written word is honored, the land and seascape are as glorious as the light, and the food and conversation are delicious.”
The addition of poetry to TSWW’s offerings has been a long-held goal. As a preview, Merrill says, “In my poetry workshop we will generate new poems, discuss a range of exemplary texts, and consider how best to make poetry central to our busy lives. This will be a space in which to stretch our wings—and fly.”
The public event this year – scheduled Thursday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. – is a Writers Roundtable, with a discussion of “Inner and Outer Landscapes: Writing Personally About Nature,” featuring Chris Merrill and Ellen Waterston. Also a noted poet and author, Waterston, is the founder of Writing Ranch, a long-running writers retreat in Todos Santos. The roundtable will be held in the courtyard gardens of the legendary Casa Dracula, which also serves as the HQ for TSWW.
Application for admission: 2018
Tuition is $1,200.00US, covering the workshops, seminars and TSWW-hosted opening and closing events. Advance registration requires a 50% payment no later than November 30, 2017 to reserve your place.
Enrollment information: Enrollment in the TSWW program is granted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to review by the TSWW directors. Your advance payment secures your registration in the workshop.
Cancellation policy: 50% of the advance payment will be reimbursed in event of cancellation notice by January 1, 2018. No reimbursements after that date.
Applications for admission are by email: firstname.lastname@example.org