There are numerous opportunities for hikes. If you want a guide or printed information to make the most of your walk, head to either of the town’s two language schools. One of the most popular walks is to the site of Las Letras, the town’s equivalent of the “Hollywood” sign overlooking California’s famous neighborhood.
The Todos Santos version is a series of white painted rocks above town, with an arrangement that might be illegible depending on when they were last reassembled. It’s about a two-hour hike round-trip.
From there, you can continue another five hours to the villages of Tuicoy and Tzichim. La Puerta del Cielo is another amazing lookout point accessible via a detour from Tuicoy. A five-hour trek from Todos Santos is the village of San Juan Atitán, up the ridge looming over the village and down into a valley, crossing streams and verdant forests along the way.
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