For this trip we rented a car and drove North on Hwy 19 for about 90 minutes. We were told to get back before dark because of the open range in this desert area. Cattle and other animals are almost impossible to see as it gets very dark. We did get back before dark. Todos Santos is a small coastal town in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side of the Baja California Peninsula. Handicraft shops, owner-operated art galleries featuring landscape paintings of local scenes, upscale restaurants, boutique hotels and restored colonial buildings have contributed to the gentrification and redevelopment of the town. The Hotel California is a favorite stop here because of the name association with the song made famous by the Eagles, even though the song does not specifically reference this particular hotel, nor any other existing hotel. Bright colors adorn many of the buildings and add a very interesting touch to the otherwise bleak desert surroundings.