writing down the baja

Todos santos, BCS, mexico

January 27 - February 3, 2019

Pool at Serendipity B&B, Todos Santos

Pool at Serendipity B&B, Todos Santos

This Just In: Participants will enjoy guest presenters Bruce Berger, Sarah Teale and Gordon Chaplin. Read more about them here.

This popular Writing Ranch retreat is guaranteed to get your writing mojo going! Join other writers at the ninth annual "Writing Down the Baja" in beautiful Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico January 27 - February 3, 2019. Give yourself the gift of time to focus on your own writing, enrolling in the morning Writing Down the Baja session or the afternoon Manuscript Lab.

Daily group creative writing sessions, evening critiques, and guest author presentations are some of the highlights of the retreat, which concludes with a public reading. Optional outings will reveal why the "pueblo magico" of Todos Santos has long been a source of inspiration to artists.

  • The retreat is open to prose and poetry writers.

  • All levels - from emerging to established writers - are welcome.

  • Morning and afternoon sessions are limited to 15 participants each.

  • Plus, the 2019 retreat includes an extra full day of instruction!

Our days will be spent as follows:

  • Daily writing prompts

  • Private writing time

  • One-on-one coaching sessions

  • Group reading and critique sessions

  • Plus free time to explore the pueblo magico that is Todos Santos and all it has to offer!

Retreat fee of $1,965 USD includes:

  • Seven nights lodging, double occupancy in Serendipity B&B, a hacienda-style hotel on the Pacific Ocean. (Single rooms available for an additional $60.50 per night, paid directly to Serendipity.)

  • Ground transportation from and to San Jose del Cabo airport

  • All meals (with exception of two nights in the pueblo magico of Todos Santos)

  • Outings to the Todos Santos area

  • Workshop instruction

  • Guest author presentations and evening entertainment

  • Participants' closing reading and reception

  • Published anthology of the group's work

  • All taxes and tips.


You are responsible for airfare, incidentals, alcohol and other optional expenses.

Day student rate is $600, with meal costs paid directly to Serendipity.

Space is limited to ensure a quality experience. To reserve your spot:

More info: info@writingranch.com or call 541-480-3933.