Where does a T+L staffer go to get away from it all?Deputy editor Laura Begley recently decamped to Todos Santos, Mexico, an affordable surfing and artists’ town an hour’s drive from Los Cabos. Here, her tip sheet.


Snag one of the eight rooms at the Todos Santos Inn (33 Calle Legaspi; 52-612/145-0040; www.todossantosinn.com; doubles from $125), in a 19th-century hacienda.


The owner himself whips up killer margaritas and rellenos in his sand-floored shack, Miguel’s (corner of Degollado and Rangel; no phone; dinner for two $40).


For stylish—and cheap—serapes and silver jewelry, there’s Mango’s (Calle Centenario; no phone).


In the center of town, the revamped Hotel California (Calle Juárez; 52-612/145-0525; www.hotelcaliforniabaja.com; doubles from $125) has it all: a funky bar, an open-air restaurant, a boho-chic store, and 11 colorful rooms to rent.