The Mango Festival has been held in Baja for eight consecutive years. It has become a tradition full of color and flavor.
Todos Santos is known for being a ‘Pueblo Mágico’ or Magic Town, the jewel of Baja California Sur. It is located north of Cabo San Lucas. It is a beautiful drive, alongside the coast, to get there from Cabo. You will pass through Elias Calles, Pescadero, Cerritos and other communities that attract surfers from all over the world. Upon arriving to Todos Santos, you will experience a peaceful environment inside a traditional Mexican town. It has a great weather, beautiful beaches, rich culture, an art community and much more! It is also home of the famous Hotel California, which is one of the most visited places in town. You will definitely find very good restaurants, galleries, unique crafts and souvenir shops as well.
Last Friday, July 31 to August 2, was the perfect weekend to visit Todos Santos, as the eight annual Mango Festival was held in its Plaza and in the Barrio de San Ignacio. It involved a program with a large number of cultural activities, sports, regional food, and crafts. It is an event that strengthens the traditions and simultaneously unites people of all ages in the different activities presented. A great event for both locals and tourists.
The solidarity of the local people make this Festival a reality, as they are what makes the magic and success of this event. Among the activities that took place were horse-back riding, soccer tournaments, cycling competition, religious events, planting of mango trees, crowning of the local queen, regional dances, folk dance performances, and the presentation of local artists.
One of the main activities consisted of residents of the area sharing their food and products made with mango grown in the region. A unique opportunity to discover during your vacation the variety of things that can be made with this delicious fruit. When in Cabo, don’t settle for a traditional vacation, ask around about emblematic events in Baja such as this one, as they are definitely worth it.