In downtown Todos Santos there area many shops, bars and cafes, catered to tourist crowds. Winter months are the most popular times to visit the town of about 5,000 people.
Colorado State University's Todos Santos center sits just above one of the town's graveyards. In the distance on the left sits Puntos Lobos, a beach that was generally used for fisherman, but has now been a place of Tres Santos' construction.
Punta Lobos Beach
Punta Lobos beach has been the main fishing beach of Todos Santos for generations. There are two different fishing cooperatives in the area: the red and the yellow fisherman.
Punta Lobos Beach
For the past two months, the red fisherman have blocked access to the beach from construction workers in protest of a Tres Santos' development, delaying construction of a hotel that is right on the beach.
News in Todos Santos
A van drives around Todos Santos, airing news through a microphone. People can pay to have news or events broadcast through the service.
Seveniano Manuel Pascual, a resident in Todos Santos, has lived in his current house for about four years and primarily obtains water by refilling 8-liter tanks.
Pascual's house is in a neighborhood far from the city center where many do not receive consistent running water.
Houses can be found all over the surrounding town area. The farther you go from the town center, the less likely the chances for city-provided resources such as water.
Patches of green show where the most water is received and goes. Todos Santos sits next to a few mountains where mountain springs replenish the water table.
Basil is a big cash crop that is normally cut and shipped up to California.
Photos by Skyler Leonard.
As News Editor Ellie Mulder and I explore Todos Santos, Mexico, we have been speaking to locals and taking lots of photos. These are a few photos I took during our first three days here.
Look for more in-depth updates soon.
Collegian Executive Editor Skyler Leonard can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.